Institute News

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

Computational Thinking for Archaeologists

October 2nd, 2012

I've been an archaeologist for over 30 years, and for all of that time I've resided comfortably on the far sidelines of technological approaches. In... More

Institute Hosts Inaugural MGHPCC Workshop

September 23rd, 2012

Often people ask us “what is the definition of high-performance computing (HPC)”. A recentMassachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) workshop showed some examples that illustrate... More

MGHPCC Announces RFP for Research Seed Funds 2012

September 20th, 2012

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has announced its request for proposals for the 2012 Research Seed Funds in computer and computational science. One... More

Sandia Supports Research on Energy-Efficient Computing

July 19th, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories, part of the US Department of Energy, recently announced a grant to support research by Ayse Coskun, assistant professor in the Department... More

Google Award to Support Research on Mining Online Consumer Feedback

July 11th, 2012

Google recently announced a gift to support research being conducted by John Byers, Associate Professor of Computer Science and a Fellow of the Hariri Institute, More

Institute Hosts 2nd Annual New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security

June 17th, 2012

The 2nd Annual New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security, hosted by the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and the Center... More

Treese on Cyber Security Radio Panel

June 4th, 2012

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Win Treese, Associate Director of the Hariri Institute, participated in a panel discussion about cyber security challenges on WGBH Radio's... More

Institute Hosts CloudTrust Mini Symposium

May 3rd, 2012

On Thursday May 10, 2012, the Hariri Institute in collaboration with the RISCS Center at Boston University will be hosting a half-day CloudTrust Mini Symposium -- a... More

NY Times Mentions Institute as Leader of Broad Trend

April 30th, 2012

In its coverage of the Simon Foundation's choice of UC Berkeley as the home of its computing center, the NY Times singled out the Hariri Institute... More

Institute Inaugural Symposium Featured on BU Today

April 17th, 2012

The symposium which will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Photonics Center, will stress the importance of computational thinking and the transformative nature of... More

Media Abuzz with New Marketing Research Results by Institute Fellow

April 16th, 2012

Could a Groupon deal ruin your business's reputation online? This is how a Huffington Post article started its discussion of the most recernt findings by Institute Fellow... More

Lorena Barba Named NVIDIA CUDA Fellow

April 13th, 2012

Lorena Barba, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named one of NVIDIA's four new CUDA Fellows. CUDA (the Compute Unified Development... More

White House Announces Big Data Initiative

April 1st, 2012

On Thursday, March 29, the Obama Administration unveiled details about its Big Data R&D Initiative, committing more than $200 million in new funding through six... More

Institute-Sponsored BU Team Earns Judges’ Highest Scores at SC’11

April 1st, 2012

Boston University’s Student Cluster Challenge (SCC) team was one of eight teams participating in a competition -- held at the Supercomputing Convention (SC11) -- to design a... More

Institute Fellows Receive NSF CAREER Awards

March 16th, 2012

Two Institute Fellows -- Assistant professor Lorena Barba of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Professor  Ayse Coskun of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering... More

Institute Co-Sponsors NSF Middle East Cybertrust Workshop

March 13th, 2012

The US/Mideast Workshop on Trustworthiness in Emerging Distributed Systems and Networks will bring together leading US and Mideast scientists pursuing research at the nexus of... More

Hariri Science & Engineering Symposium Awards

February 26th, 2012

The Hariri Science Day Awards are given annually to graduate students participating in the BU day-long Science & Engineering Research Symposium. Two $1,000 awards will... More

Institute Announces Process for Research Funding

February 26th, 2012

In line with its mission to catalyze and propel collaborative, computational and data-driven interdisciplinary research at Boston University, the Hariri Institute is pleased to announce a new... More

Nominations Open for 2012/13 Junior Faculty Fellows

January 27th, 2012

UPDATE: Nominations for the 2012/13 class of Junior Faculty Fellows is now closed. Check back in early 2013 for the next round of nominations, or... More

MGHPCC Awards Seed Grants to Institute Members

January 25th, 2012

Three research projects involving several Hariri Institute members have recently received “seed grants” for projects related to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). MGHPCC... More

Hariri Institute Announces 2011 Junior Faculty Fellows

January 24th, 2012

The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University is pleased to announce its inaugural set of Junior Faculty... More

Institute Role Highlighted in BU Research Magazine

December 3rd, 2011

The 2011 edition of Research at Boston University featured an article entitled "Across the Board" highlighting the role of the Institute in advancing computational research at... More

Google Award to Support Network Research

December 3rd, 2011

Professors Evimaria Terzi and Azer Bestavros of the BU Department of Computer Science have been selected to receive a Google Faculty Research Award in support of  their... More

BU Today: “Help for Yelp”

November 9th, 2011

BU Today published a story (by Rich Barlow) on the recent discovery by Institute Member, John Byers, and his collaborators of a significant privacy breach... More

Byers and Collaborators Identify Significant Privacy Breach

November 2nd, 2011

Working with colleagues Michael Mitzenmacher and Giorgos Zervas at Harvard, Hariri Institute member and BU Computer Science professor John Byers identified a large-scale privacy vulnerability... More

Institute Hosts First Charles River Crypto Day

November 1st, 2011

The first Charles River Crypto Day will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011, from  9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Boston University's Rafik B. Hariri Institute... More

Win Treese Joins Institute as Associate Director

October 27th, 2011

G. Winfield (Win) Treese joined the Hariri Institute as its Associate Director in October 2011, bringing a unique mix of talents and experiences, given his work... More

Institute Hosts GPU@BU Workshop

October 27th, 2011

The Institute is co-sponsoring and hosting the Second GPU@BU Workshop, which will be held on November 8-9, 2011. This two-day workshop, with participation from guests and speakers from... More

Institute as an Example of “Generosity From Afar”

September 23rd, 2011

In a BU Today article on the record-breaking Kilachand gift to Honors College, the significance and importance of donations by international alumni were highlighted, including... More

BU Research Underscores Impact of Groupon on Reputation

September 12th, 2011

John Byers, Georgios Zervas, and their collaborator at Harvard University, Michael Mitzenmacher published a paperon last week, which showed statistically significant influence on reputation on... More

Institute Co-Sponsors BU Student Cluster at SC ’11

September 3rd, 2011

The Student Cluster Competition (part of SuperComputing'11) is an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited national competition, featuring teams from various universities... More

Institute Co-Sponsors Computing Camp for High School Girls at BU

July 27th, 2011

The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program directed by undergraduate women at Boston University. Founded in 1996 at Brown University, Artemis introduces rising 9th... More

2011 MGHPCC Seed Funding for HPC Research

July 25th, 2011

The Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Consortium issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its 2011 Seed Funding Program for collaborative HPC research. This program provides funding to develop novel collaborative... More

Institute Hosts New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security

July 25th, 2011

The Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University organized and hosted a one-day summit for leading faculty members in New England... More

Construction Underway for Institute’s First Home

June 10th, 2011

Construction of a first home for the Institute is under way on the East-side of the MCS building at 111 Cummington Street, at the crossroads of the... More

Erdos and Ghamari Win Inaugural Hariri Science Day Awards

March 27th, 2011

On March 23rd, Boston University held the BU Science Day 2011 Symposium, with participation from over 180 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Out of a total... More

Brain Rhythms and Audition Mini Symposium

March 23rd, 2011

In collaboration with the Center for Biodynamics, on April 14th, 2011, the Institute is hosting a Mini Symposium on "Brain Rhythms and Audition”. The event will take... More

Hariri BU Science Day Awards

March 1st, 2011

The Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering announces two new BU Science Day awards. These awards will be given annually to graduate students participating... More

Bahaa Hariri Pledges $15M for New Computing Institute

February 23rd, 2011

The Rafik Hariri Institute for Computational Science and Engineering will not only propel discovery and innovation through the use of state-of-the-art computational approaches, but also will catalyze... More

Institute Aims at Big Issues

January 25th, 2011

Computation has become academia’s lifeblood, coursing through virtually every field of study. Recognizing its importance, Boston University trustee Bahaa Hariri (Questrom’90) has pledged $15 million... More