Institute News

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

The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks

May 7th, 2014

The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks will take place on Monday, May 19, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Hariri Institute, 111 Cummington... More

NPR Reports on MOC

May 1st, 2014

Governor Patrick Launches Open Cloud Computing Project In Holyoke By Paul Tuthill of WAMC Northeast Public Radio on April 25, 2014 A new public cloud computing infrastructure is going... More

Northeastern: On MOC & Big Data

April 30th, 2014

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a key partner in the Mass­a­chu­setts Open Cloud Project, a university-​​industry col­lab­o­ra­tion designed to create a new public cloud com­puting infra­struc­ture to... More

HPC Wire: Open Cloud Test-Bed Bolsters Big-Data Innovation

April 30th, 2014

By Tiffany Trader. Published in HPC Wire on April 28, 2014. On Friday, in the Western Massachusetts town of Holyoke, Governor Deval Patrick and officials from industry, government... More

Daily Free Press: BU Awarded $3M to Build Mass Open Cloud

April 30th, 2014

Written by Adrian Baker, Published in the Daily Free Press on Apr 29, 2014 Boston University has received $3 million in state funding from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick... More

Plexxi: Our Pledge to the MOC

April 30th, 2014

Michael Bushong, vice president of marketing at Plexxi, announces $1M pledge in support of the MOC. The most powerful innovations in human history are born out... More

BU Today: Pioneering a Cloud Computing “Mall”

April 28th, 2014

Massachusetts awards $3 million to BU-led project By Rich Barlow, Published in BU Today on April 28, 2014 With the governor of Massachusetts pledging $3 million in state... More

Research by Institute Fellows Recognized in The Economist

April 25th, 2014

Research by Institute Fellows Giorgos Zervas and John Byers, and their student Davide Proserpio was mentioned in The Economist.  A team at Boston University examined hotel revenues in Texas, More

$3M Awarded to Launch the Massachusetts Open Cloud @ BU

April 25th, 2014


Bostonia Features BU Sloan Fellows

March 27th, 2014

Institute Fellow, Sharon Goldberg, was featured as one of the two BU faculty members named as 2013 Sloan Fellow. As a network security researcher, Goldberg... More

Physics Colloquium – Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research New England

March 18th, 2014

This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 in the 1st Floor Lounge. Abstract: Everywhere we turn these... More

Azer Bestavros Appointed as Board Member of Cloud Caucus

March 6th, 2014

Institute Director, Azer Bestavros, was appointed as board member of the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group. The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition... More

Sabermetrics 101 Q&A with Professor Andy Andres

March 3rd, 2014

Professor Andy Andres interviews with Baseball Prospectus about his upcoming MOOC, Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics. [Read more]

Call for 2014 Hariri Institute Research Proposals

February 20th, 2014

In pursuit of the Hariri Institute’s mission to catalyze and propel collaborative, interdisciplinary research through the use of computational and data-driven approaches, the Institute supports... More

Sharon Goldberg Selected as 2014 Sloan Fellow

February 18th, 2014

Hariri Institute Fellow and Computer Science Assistant Professor, Sharon Goldberg, has been selected as one of 126 Alfred P. Sloan scholars for 2014. Awarded annually since... More

Institute Fellows Shed Light on Winners and Losers of the Sharing Economy

February 11th, 2014

In an article entitled "Why It's So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy's Winners and Losers", Emily Badgerof the Atlantic Cities web site discusses the... More

Institute Support of Levantine Ceramics Project Recognized

February 11th, 2014

The Institute's support of the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP: by Professor of Archeology and Hariri Institute Fellow Andrea Berlin was recognized in a CSA Newsletter... More

Data Analysis by Institute Fellows Featured in Boston Globe

February 9th, 2014

Research by Institute Fellows Giorgos Zervas and John Byers, and their student Davide Proserpio was the subject of a Boston Globe Sunday article in their "Ideas" section. Craigslist... More

New York Times Reports on Zervas and Byers’ Work on “Sharing Economy”

February 9th, 2014

A new study by Institute Fellows Giorgos Zervas and John Byers, and their student Davide Proserpio demonstrates for the first time that the "sharing economy" is negatively... More

Nominations Open for 2014-2015 Junior Faculty Fellows

February 8th, 2014

The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering is now accepting nominations for the 2014/2015 class of Junior Faculty Fellows (see... More

Massachusetts Open Cloud Highlights Rising Demand for Big Data Services

January 10th, 2014

Enterprises and governments are increasingly drawn to open cloud storage systems as they seek to streamline costs and facilitate better interoperability between IT components. The Massachusetts government... More

Institute Sponsors Reddit Co-Founder’s Campus Visit

December 11th, 2013

On Monday December 9th, the Hariri Institute sponsored a visit by Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit) on how to be an entrepreneur. Alexis presentation was... More