Category: Computer Science and Information Technology

Expert Explores Demography of Computer Crime Victims

January 27th, 2016 in Computer Science and Information Technology, MET News


The technological trappings of today’s world make a certain degree of exposure to modern crime like identity theft and online credit card fraud inevitable, but what are the factors that make someone more likely to fall victim to these kinds of threats? A MET expert has new insight.

As program coordinator to MET’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity graduate certificate and Master of Criminal Justice concentration, Professor Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) has done ground-breaking research into the mechanics and prevention of computer crime. Now, in a scholarly article newly accepted for publication by Cluster Computing, Dr. Choi shares research into what characteristics and behaviors are shared by victims of cybercrime.

“Demographic variables and risk factors in computer-crime: an empirical assessment” can be read in the pages of Cluster Computing.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks BU Programs in Top 6

January 12th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Announcements, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases

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MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice has been ranked the #1 program of its kind by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 rankings of Best Online Programs also included MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems—solid at #3 for the second year running—and master’s degree programs in management, now at the #6 position.

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New Curriculum Takes a Bite out of Cybercrime

September 2nd, 2015 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, MET News

Cyber Investigation and Cybercriminology
A new Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity sequence prepares students for the forensics exam and a career in cybercriminology. The four-course sequence is available two ways: as a graduate certificate or a concentration in the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program.

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Homeland Security Seeks IS and Cybersecurity Pros

August 20th, 2015 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, MET News


Looking to put your technical or forensic skills to good use? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is actively recruiting professionals skilled in information systems and cybersecurity for jobs at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

Learn about DHS cybersecurity careers and see current openings »

MET Faculty and Leaders Host Global Gathering on Computer Science Education

June 9th, 2015 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Conferences, Events, MET News, Programs

 MET Faculty and Leaders Host Global Gathering on Computer Science Education

The Charles River Campus was the site for the eleventh annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science, which ran from June 4 to 7 and was co-sponsored by BU. Metropolitan College’s deans and Computer Science faculty were well-represented on the program and in the planning.

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Metropolitan College Wins USDLA Best Practices Award

May 11th, 2015 in Anatoly Temkin, Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, MET News


In conjunction with its 2015 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with the Platinum Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming. The award recognized the Metropolitan College Department of Computer Science online course Quantitative Methods for Information Systems. Developed by Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Anatoly Temkin and Distance Education Assistant Director of Instructional Design Daniel Hillman, the course is part of MET’s online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, which ranked #3 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report this year.

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New, Online Pre-Analytics Lab Preps Students for Advanced Data Studies

February 26th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Data Analytics, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

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A basic understanding of business analytics is the gateway to advanced analytic studies, and to deep managerial insight. Pre-Analytics Laboratory (AD 100), a hands-on course offered by the Department of Administrative Sciences, immerses BU graduate students in an “interactive working environment’’—to get them ramped up for in-depth data analytics classes. All in seven weeks and for just $75. The inaugural session begins online March 24.

Learn more about this groundbreaking course »

MET Online Programs among Best in Nation, According to U.S. News

January 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Business & Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Project Management


U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high with the Master of Criminal Justice (#2); the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3); and the master’s degree programs in management (#9). While the MSCIS and management programs were ranked last year, this is the publisher’s first ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

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Professor John Day on the Net Neutrality Debate

November 25th, 2014 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Faculty News, Featured News Post, John Day, MET News


MET Computer Science Lecturer John Day authored an article on net neutrality for, called “Be Careful What You Wish For: Caution on Net Neutrality.” According to Day, “Net Neutrality seems to be the hottest topic around these days. The good guys are for it and the bad guys are against it, at least according to the press. However, it seems that virtually no one really understands what it is that one is for or against, nor the implications of what it is they think they want.”

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MET Computer Science Professor Receives DLI Grant

October 20th, 2014 in BU Today Features, Computer Science and Information Technology, Eric Braude, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News

eric-braudeMET Associate Professor of Computer Science Eric Braude was one of three Boston University faculty to win an EdTech Seed Grant from BU’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI)—a faculty-led group that acts as the “hub” for BU’s MOOCs (massive open online courses), and serves to “spearhead the University’s most innovative projects in online learning, uninhibited by pre-existing culture and structures.” DLI grants fund faculty and staff innovations in educational technology. Dr. Braude’s grant will underwrite work he is doing on his Knowla (“knowledge assembly”) system prototype—which will “allow students to respond to test questions in forms that could be automatically graded.”

Read more in BU Today.