Institute News

Watch John Lafferty’s Nov 6, 2015 DSI Lecture Video: “Statistical Learning in High Dimensions”

November 6th, 2015

On Friday, November 6, 2015, the Hariri Institute for Computing hosted a Data Science Initiative Distinguished Lecture by John Lafferty (University of Chicago) on "Statistical... More

Emily Ryan, Institute Junior Fellow, Gives Dec 2, 2015 Meet Our Fellows Talk

November 5th, 2015

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 Hariri Institute for Computing, Room 180 Refreshments to follow Modeling the Physics and Performance Issues in Advanced Battery... More

Institute Announces 2015-2016 Call for Research Proposals

November 3rd, 2015

In pursuit of its mission to catalyze collaborative, interdisciplinary research, the Hariri Institute for Computing is pleased to announce its Research Award program for the 2015-2016... More

Institute Establishes Core Industry Partnerships for Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)

October 27th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015 CONTACT:  Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240, kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University... More

January 2016 Storytelling with Data at Boston University

October 27th, 2015

The Hariri Institute for Computing is proud to co-sponsor the Winter 2016 Storytelling with Data - an intensive, data narrative skills building workshop taught by... More

Sharon Goldberg, Institute Fellow, Discovers Flaw in Computers’ Timekeeping

October 25th, 2015

As featured in recent worldwide news, Sharon Goldberg, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Hariri Institute Fellow, discovered a potential vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol... More

Azer Bestavros featured in Boston Globe: “Acting Classes Give Scientists Tools to Pitch Their Work”

October 21st, 2015

Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Hariri Institute for Computing, was featured in a Boston Globe article on communicating science. In... More

Nov 6, 2015 DSI Distinguished Lecture: John Lafferty, University of Chicago

October 20th, 2015

Please join us on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11 am for a Data Science Initiative Distinguished Lecture with John Lafferty, Professor, Department of Statistics and Department... More

Lei Guo: The “Big Data” Challenge in Communication Research, Nov 4, 2015

October 19th, 2015

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ Room 180 Hariri Institute for Computing Refreshments to follow The “Big Data” Challenge in Communication Research Lei Guo Assistant... More

Giora Alexandron Gives Data Science Seminar Oct 26, Joint with Digital Learning and Hariri Institute

October 14th, 2015

Please join us on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 3pm for a Data Science Initiative, Digital Learning Initiative, and Hariri Institute for Computing Joint Seminar with Giora... More

Watch the Video: George Karypis’ DSI Distinguished Lecture “Big Data Research” on Sept 25, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

The Hariri Institute for Computing hosted a Data Science Initiative Distinguished Lecture “Big Data Research: Methods, Systems and Applications” with George Karypis (University of Minnesota)... More

Institute Announces 2015 Junior Faculty Fellows

September 28th, 2015

The Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University is pleased to announce the 2015 Junior Faculty Fellows. They are: Leila Agha, Department of Markets, Public Policy... More

Hariri Institute Sponsors and Hosts 2nd New England Networking and Systems Day

September 22nd, 2015

Sponsored and hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing, New England Network and Systems Day brings together academics and research scientists from local industry, universities... More

Hariri Institute Co-sponsors BU Digital Humanities 2015 Symposium

September 16th, 2015

What ARE the digital humanities? How can digital pedagogy change the classroom experience, and revolutionize your scholarship? What skills do you need to make your... More

DSI Distinguished Lecture by George Karypis on Big Data Methods, Systems, and Applications

September 9th, 2015

Please join us on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11 am for a Data Science Initiative Distinguished Lecture with George Karypis, ADC Chair of the Digital... More

Hariri Institute Director Azer Bestavros Confers with Federal Officials on Cybersecurity

July 23rd, 2015

On July 8, Hariri Institute Director Azer Bestavros briefed Department of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) officials on several cybersecurity projects now in progress... More

Institute’s MOC Project Students Showcased Novel Open Source “Internet of Things” (IoT) Solutions at Cisco Live! San Diego

June 23rd, 2015

Boston University (BU) students displayed novel “Smart Cities” apps in the “DevNet Zone for IoT,” hosted by Cisco at its annual Cisco Live! event held in San Diego on June 10-11.  The BU apps provide visualizations of... More

MOC-based Cloud Computing Course Concludes with Project Demos

May 6th, 2015

Orran Krieger, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Project Lead for the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)  and Peter Desnoyers, Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern... More

Safeguarding the Internet and Defending Civil Rights

April 28th, 2015

BU Today highlights Sharon Goldberg, Hariri Institute for Computing Junior Fellow and CAS Assistant Professor of Computer Science, who explains how information makes its way... More

Institute Helps Address Boston’s Male-Female Pay Gap

April 27th, 2015

BU Today highlights a unique project undertaken by Hariri Institute Director Azer Bestavros, Postdoctoral Fellow Andrei Lapets, and undergraduate students Kyle Holzinger (CAS’16) and Eric Dunton (CAS’15). More

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 kjastive@bu.edu (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