Category: College of Engineering

The missing genre

May 4th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

At first, it is easy to miss. With the glamour of covering the immediate, and the glory of living in the instant, it is hard to notice. But pay close attention to the news and the talk shows and you will realise that there is a hole that ought not to be there…

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Apathy and incompetence

April 20th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

These days, you have to fit a certain mould to be newsworthy…

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Knowledge & inconvenience

April 14th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Drew Faust, the president of Harvard, in her essay “The University’s Crisis of Purpose” wrote: “Universities are meant to be producers not just of knowledge but also of (often inconvenient) doubt. They are creative and unruly places, homes to a polyphony of voices. But at this moment in our history, universities might well ask if they have in fact done enough to raise the deep and unsettling questions necessary to any society.”…

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Building a Bionic Pancreas

April 8th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

A device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon could take some pressure off Type 1 diabetes patients and their parents…

Expert quote:

“As you continue to change on a daily timescale, this thing will continue to adapt with you on a timescale that’s relevant.”

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The lights must stay on

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

In the eastern Kenyan city of Garissa, last week, the world saw the horrors of violence in full force

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Who owns quality?

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Atul Gawande has a rock star-like status in academic medicine…

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Where are we Marching to?

March 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

March this year has been all about competition. In the land far away, on a TV set close to us, we have gone through the routine phases of collective excitement, euphoria, disappointment and depression…

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Engineering Programs Work to Get Research from Lab to Customers

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering

A smartphone app that can easily and quickly detect jaundice in newborns. A paste that helps fight periodontal disease…

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The university: obligation or transaction?

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

At a meeting last week about the future of Norway’s continued commitment to global health and development (Vision 2030), someone asked the dean of the medical school at the Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), why should there be a graduate programme in global health at the university?…

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Northeastern engineers go looking for potholes

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Yannis Paschalidis 0 comments

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Yannis Paschalidis, College of Engineering

Most Boston-area drivers will spend the next couple of months dodging the craters left behind by our brutal winter…

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