Institute News

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

Cranston Awarded Digital Art History Grant from Kress Foundation

November 21st, 2013

Professor Jodi Cranston, a Research Fellow of the Institute and a Professor in the Department of History of Art & Architecture, was awarded a Digital Art... More

Yelp Reviews: Can You Trust Them?

November 4th, 2013

BU Today interviews Institute Junior Fellow and Assistant Professor or Marketing in Questrom, George Zervas,  about his most recent work on the effect of competition... More

Institute Co-Sponsors “BitCoin Now” Event on Digital Currency

October 24th, 2013

Digital currencies have emerged as the next frontier in finance and technology. Implications for monetary policy, regulation, banking and financial inclusion are significant. Technologies... More

Institute Hosts Charles River Privacy Day

October 22nd, 2013

The Charles River Privacy Day will take place on Friday November 15, at the Hariri Institute at Boston University. There will be 4-5 talks covering... More

Institute Announces 2013 Junior Faculty Fellows

October 18th, 2013

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

Institute Co-Sponsors Extreme Computing Workshop

October 15th, 2013

The SIMAC workshop on "Numerical Algorithm for Extreme Computing Architectures" will be held at Boston University on November 4th and 5th. It will focus on... More

Gift by Paul Maritz Launches Institute Cloud Computing Initiative

August 20th, 2013

A $300,000 gift by Paul Maritz, Chief Executive Officer of Pivotal (an EMC-backed startup), is providing the critical resources needed to launch BU's Cloud Computing Initiative... More

Institute Makes the Case for Computing to Congress

August 1st, 2013

On July 10, 2013, The Council on Competitiveness, in conjunction with the U.S. House of Representatives Science and National Labs Caucus, held a briefing titled Extreme... More

Junior Fellow Doug Densmore Selected for Frontiers in Engineering Program

July 17th, 2013

Every year the National Academy of Engineering brings together an emerging set of engineering leaders in its "Frontiers of Engineering" program. Doug Densmore, assistant professor... More

BU to host 2014 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering

June 20th, 2013

Boston University will host the 2014 International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) from March 11 to March 15, 2014. The IEEE International Conference on Cloud... More

Institute Fellow on “Programming Life” Panel

June 10th, 2013

Institute Junior Fellow, Doug Densmore, participates in a Discover Magazine panel on "Programming Life: The Revolutionary Potential of Synthetic Biology". The panel was held at... More

Institute Focus on Privacy and Big Data in the News

June 10th, 2013

In its coverage of the NSA "spying" news on June 7th, Janet Wu of WCVB TV Channel 5 interviewed Azer Bestavros and Win Treese to... More

Institute Hosts Computational Immunology Workshop

June 1st, 2013

From June 10th to June 14th, the Hariri Institute hosted the Summer School on Quantitative Systems Immunology, a national workshop organized by the Center for... More

Institute Hosts CETLI EdTech Ideas Fest

May 17th, 2013

The EdTech Ideas Fest, organized by the Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation (CETLI), was held at the Hariri Institute on April 22, 2013. The... More

Institute Proposal Makes it to Knight Foundation Finalists Round

April 14th, 2013

A project entitled "Inside the Vault" to enable interactive citizen access to U.S. government data on financial institutions, which was submitted by the Institute to the... More

Plan for New Institute Building

April 5th, 2013

Approval to proceed with the plan for the new building to house the Institute (at 645 Commonwealth Avenue, site of the former Burger King) comes... More

Nominations Open for 2013-2014 Junior Faculty Fellows

March 4th, 2013

The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering is now accepting nominations for the 2013/2014 class of Junior Faculty Fellows. The Hariri... More

Upcoming Event: Boston Freedom in Online Communications Day (BFOC)

February 14th, 2013

The Internet offers great promise for improving the communication capabilities of citizens, but our increasing dependence on networked communications also makes it easier for organizations... More

BU Team Wins Gold at Genetically Engineered Machines Competition

December 12th, 2012

  An undergraduate team from BU took first place in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Americas East competition, leading to a presentation at the World Championship... More

Institute hosts 2nd Charles River Crypto Day

November 30th, 2012

The 2nd Annual Charles River Crypto Day will be held on Friday, November 30th, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Boston University’s Rafik... More

New Supercomputer Center Opens

November 27th, 2012

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) opened in Holyoke on November 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour attended by Governor Deval Patrick, More

Hariri Institute Announces 2012 Junior Faculty Fellows

November 7th, 2012

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

Turing 100: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

November 7th, 2012

On Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, the Hariri Institute, the BU Center for Philosophy and the History of Science, and the BU Department... More