Category: Computer Science and Information Technology

Business Owner, MET Alum & Veteran John P. Molière Decorated With Lifetime Achievement Award

November 3rd, 2017 in Alumni News, Computer Science and Information Technology, MET News, Programs

Business Owner, MET Alum & Veteran John P. Molière Decorated With Lifetime Achievement Award

John P. Molière (MET’86), a graduate of Metropolitan College’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program and president and CEO of Standard Communications, Inc., is the winner of the 2016 John K. Lopez Lifetime Achievement Award. Bestowed by the National Veteran Business Owners Association (NaVOBA) and Vetrepreneur magazine, the award comes in recognition of the Navy veteran’s longtime commitment to working with his fellow veteran community. After being wounded during service, Mr. Molière attended MET on the G.I. Bill before founding Standard Communications, Inc., which provides information technology support services to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs.

Also president emeritus of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition, Mr. Molière has received congratulations from multiple U.S. congressmen since winning the award. He hopes his story will inspire other veterans attending BU, or anyone working full-time to put themselves through school. “Without BU,” he has said previously, “I wouldn’t be the successful businessman and person that I am today.”

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MET Offers New Master’s Degree in Software Development

September 27th, 2016 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases

MET Offers New Master’s Degree in Software Development

MET’s Department of Computer Science has introduced a new master’s degree in Software Development. Available to students on campus and online, the Master of Science in Software Development (MSSD) is one of the few such graduate degrees in the United States. “Software developer” is ranked #2 on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Technology Jobs for 2016.

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Expert Explores Demography of Computer Crime Victims

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

Expert Explores Demography of Computer Crime Victims

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

New Curriculum Takes a Bite out of Cybercrime
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

Homeland Security Seeks IS and Cybersecurity Pros

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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Source: CSECS.org 06.15

Metropolitan College Wins USDLA Best Practices Award

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

Metropolitan College Wins USDLA Best Practices Award

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

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

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.

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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

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

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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