Institute News

MOC Helps Increase Cloud Computing Popularity

April 27th, 2015

As governments across the country are beginning to embrace cloud computing, Boston University's Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project is recognized for its potential. Azer Bestavros, Director of the... More

DSI Distinguished Lecture by Dan Roth: Learning and Inference for Natural Language Understanding

April 15th, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2014 3:00 - 4:00pm, Reception to follow Hariri Institute for Computing 111 Cummington Mall, Rm 180 Machine Learning and Inference methods have become ubiquitous and have... More

Institute Develops Multi-party Computation Software for Pay-equity Project

April 8th, 2015

Mayor Walsh has supported a project aimed at addressing the gender wage gap in Massachsetts by collecting and analyzing salary information from more than 60... More

Research by Hariri Fellows Cited in Argument to Reform Marketing at Harvard Business School

February 9th, 2015

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled "Should Harvard Business School Hit Refresh? Students, Faculty and Alumni Say School Is Behind in Tech", Mellissa... More

BU Cloud Computing Initiative co-sponsors 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering

February 8th, 2015

The Hariri Institute's Cloud Computing Initiative is an official co-sponsors of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering. Last year, the Institute hosted the 2014 conference which... More

Research by Zervas, Proserpio, and Byers Featured in The New York Times: “Companies Are Rating You”

January 30th, 2015

Research by Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow Giorgos Zervas (Questrom), Hariri Faculty Fellow John Byers (CAS, CS), and PhD candidate Davide Proserpio (CAS, CS) was prominently... More

Roscoe Giles, of the Hariri Leadership Team, To Testify on Supercomputing in Washington, D.C.

January 22nd, 2015

Roscoe Giles, Hariri Institute for Computing executive steering committee member and Boston University professor of computer engineering, will be among those testifying at the Supercomputing and... More

Mario Teixeira, Hariri Visiting Fellow, Publishes Book on Computer Networks

January 22nd, 2015

  Mario Teixeira, Hariri Institute for Computing visiting fellow and associate professor at Federal University of Maranhão, has published a book titled, Redes de Computadores: Da Teoria à... More

Faculty Positions in Data Science

January 10th, 2015

Given the rapid expansion and evident impact of Data Science, Boston University (BU) is embarking on a three-year plan to strengthen its existing base of... More

BU Data Science Initiative Takes Off

January 10th, 2015

Launched in the summer of 2014 by University Provost Jean Morrison, Boston University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) seeks both to leverage BU’s existing strengths and... More

Institute Fellow on the Common Logic to Seeing Cats and Cosmos

December 8th, 2014

"When in 2012 a computer learned to recognize cats in YouTube videos and just last month another correctly captioned a photo of “a group of young people playing a... More

StateTech: Why the Massachusetts Open-Cloud Project Is a Big Deal

December 2nd, 2014

December 1, 2014 from StateTech A project team of academia and industry experts is making headway on a multimillion-dollar cloud computing initiative announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval... More

Next Installment of Charles River Crypto Day on December 5th

November 20th, 2014

Please join us for the next installment of Crypto Day on Friday, December 5 at Boston University. Location: 111 Cummington Mall Room 180. Parking: There’s a pay lot across the street... More

BU Expanding Its Ranks of Data Scientists

November 10th, 2014

November 10 2014 from BU today BU plans to hire up to six data scientists—the intellectual miners extracting applicable information from the mountains of Big Data—over... More

Institute Announces 2014 Junior Faculty Fellows

November 4th, 2014

The Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University is pleased to announce its fourth cohort of Junior Faculty Fellows. They are: Samuel Bazzi, Assistant Professor, Department... More

Hariri “Storytelling with Data” Event Draws Crowds and Attention

November 1st, 2014

ComputerWorld Editor, Sharon Machlis, commented on the Hariri Institute "Storytelling with Data" talk by Albert Grimes, CIO at the Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance, in... More

Institute Announces Job Opportunities for SAIL

November 1st, 2014

Join the newly launching Software and Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing in support of computing and computational research activities across... More

Bostonia: Travels with Titan

October 30th, 2014

Art historian Jodi Cranston and her students developed an interactive guide to the work of the master painter Titan. Cranston, a CAS professor of Renaissance... More

StateTech: A New Smart City Cloud Platform in Boston

October 23rd, 2014

October 15, 2014 from StateTech A new cloud-based smart city system being developed in Boston could be a model for other state and local governments. The project... More

The Daily Free Press: Smart City: BU Researchers Work to Improve Urban Living

October 23rd, 2014

October 2, 2014 from The Daily Free Press English zoologist and author Desmond Morris once said, “The city is not a concrete jungle. It is a... More

BU Today: Designing an Intelligent Urban Ecosystem

October 21st, 2014

October 17, 2014 from BU Today BU faculty, with help from business and government partners, will develop cloud computing–based services and products to solve urban problems... More

Smart Grid Today: SCOPE Brings Together Many Groups for a Smart Boston

October 2nd, 2014

September 29, 2014 from Smart Grid Today NSF chips in $1 million to program led by BU Boston University's (BU) Rafik B Hariri Institute for Computing, Computational... More

EE Times: MOC Featured at MIT Cloud Workshop

October 2nd, 2014

Hosted by the Industry-Academia Partnership, the MIT Cloud Workshop on September 29, 2014 highlighted "Open Innovation" initiatives such as IBM’s OpenPower Ecosystem and the Institute-affiliated Massachusetts... More

Rewards and Risks of Big Data for Smart Cities

October 1st, 2014

The inaugural BU Initiative on Cities (IoC) Urban Seminar, The Open City, examined a key question facing urban communities: How can cities take the massive influx... More

BU Today: Securing the Cloud

September 29th, 2014

The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a one-of-a-kind marketplace model for customizable public cloud offerings now being built a team of researchers from BU and several other universities, More

BU Receives NSF Grant to Develop ‘Smart city’ Cloud Platform

September 29th, 2014

Boston University's Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)... More

Bestavros to Serve on Massachusetts Big Data Advisory Committee

September 24th, 2014

Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Hariri Institute for Computing, has been selected to join the Massachusetts Big Data Advisory Committee that will... More

Hariri Institute Spearheads NSF-Funded “Smart City” Cloud Project

September 23rd, 2014

Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering today announced it has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop... More

BU Receives NSF Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform (Press Release)

September 23rd, 2014

Boston University Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Develop “Smart City” Cloud Platform in News Releases September 23rd, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2014 CONTACT:    Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or (Boston) – Boston University’s... More

Hariri Institute Fellow Goldberg Featured in First Gitner Lecture

September 12th, 2014

Event date: September 18, 2014 5:30-6:45 PM ET Location:  Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave Description: The first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family College of Arts & Sciences Lecture will feature Hariri Junior... More

Hariri Institute Researchers Use Big Data to Find Safer Urban Paths

September 9th, 2014

Boston University and University of Pittsburg researchers are utilizing Big Data to find urban walking paths that factor in both distance and safety. Esther Galbrun, More

Inaugural New England Network and Systems Day at Hariri

September 9th, 2014

The 1st Annual New England Network and Systems Day will be held on Friday, October 24th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Boston... More

Hariri Institute Hosts RSI High School Student from Lebanon

August 18th, 2014

This summer, the Hariri Institute participated in the Research Science Institute (RSI), a residential summer enrichment program for high school juniors who show extraordinary potential... More

BU Today: Securing the Cloud

August 2nd, 2014

BU Researchers on Team to Move Cybersecurity from Theory to Practice Article appeared on BU Today 08.01.2014 By Art Jahnke The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a one-of-a-kind marketplace model for customizable... More

Boston University Secures $10M Frontier Award on Cloud Security

July 31st, 2014

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announced a $10 million  Frontier award to Boston University’s Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project. MACS is... More

Hariri Institute Fellow Pankaj Mehta Selected as 2014 Simons Investigator

July 29th, 2014

Pankaj Mehta, Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Physics, has been selected as a 2014 Simons Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. This... More

Hariri Institute ESC Member, Mark Crovella, Named BU 2014 Innovator of the Year

July 16th, 2014

Mark Crovella, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and member of the Hariri Institute Executive Steering Committee was given the Boston University 2014 Innovator... More

TechCrunch: MOC Project Hopes To Create Ad-Hoc Infrastructure Marketplace

July 3rd, 2014

Today, the cloud infrastructure market is dominated by several big companies – Amazon, Google and Microsoft — but a public/business/academia partnership called the Massachusetts Open Cloud project is hoping... More

Research by Institute Fellow Exposes Surveillance Loopholes

July 2nd, 2014

Loopholes that NSA can exploit to conduct largely unrestrained surveillance on Americans by collecting their network traffic "abroad" have been the focus of a recent... More

Discussion: The Future of Cloud Innovation

June 12th, 2014

"Will the future of cloud IAAS and PAAS innovation be dominated (and also limited) by a few large vertically integrated cloud providers?" The recently announced Massachusetts... More

Institute ESC Member, Ran Canetti, Selected as a Fellow of IACR

June 2nd, 2014

Computer Science Professor and Institute Executive Steering Committee Member Ran Canetti has been selected as a fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. The International... More

U.S. Air Force: Leading Cyber Minds Converge at Hanscom

June 2nd, 2014

Numerous regional cyber leaders convened at Hanscom Air Force Base May 28 to discuss, and sometimes debate, the merits and challenges of secure cloud computing. Organized... More

Boston University Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence

June 2nd, 2014

We are excited to announce that Boston University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research for academic years... More

Bostonia: MOC Pioneering a Cloud Mall

June 2nd, 2014

With Massachusetts pledging $3 million in state support, BU leaders in April announced plans for development of a path-breaking computing cloud that could spur economic... More

Office of the Provost Announces 2014 Scholars Day Winners

June 1st, 2014

Founded nearly two decades ago at Boston University, Scholars Day is a graduate student research symposium that focuses on science, engineering, arts, humanities, and social... More

Cloud Testing or Cloud Transformation?

May 16th, 2014

How much does an "open” cloud cost? The Massachusetts state government is willing to invest $3 million in Boston University's (BU) concept of a truly... More

MOC Featured at OpenStack Summit

May 16th, 2014

On May 15, 2014, Orran Krieger (Lead Investigator of the MOC project) co-presented  the concept and plans for the Massachusetts Open Cloud at the OpenStack Summit, which... More

Junior Fellow Zervas in The Economist

May 16th, 2014

Research on the benefits of AirBnB compared to hotels by Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow, Giorgos Zervas, alongside John Byers (Hariri Faculty Fellow) and Davide Proserpio was... More

Levin Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

May 13th, 2014

Computer Science Professor and Institute Fellow Leonid Levin has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and... More

DELL: MGHPCC, Commonwealth, and Industry Launch MOC

May 13th, 2014

Although initially intended for research collaboration, the ultimate goal is for MOC to develop into an independent non-profit, which the Commonwealth hopes will serve as... More