Pinning Down “Privacy” in Statistical Databases: Adam Smith, Penn State

Published: November 12th, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Location: Hariri Institute

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Microsoft Cybersecurity 2020 Essay Contest

Published: April 10th, 2013

Are you a student with great ideas on the future of cyber security policy? Have you conducted research on how to measure the security impact of policies around the world? If so, read on for how you can win $5,000 cash for your research in this essay contest.

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The Tor Project’s Hack Day Event

Published: March 13th, 2013

Hosted by Boston University’s Department of Computer Science

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
9 am until 5 pm
Location:  BU Computer Science Dept, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA – ROOM 148

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The Tor Project’s Meet n’ Greet Evening Event

Published: March 13th, 2013

Hosted by the Boston University’s RISCS Center

Monday, March 18, 2013
Time:  6 – 8 pm
Location:  BU Hariri Institute, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA – ROOM 180

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College of Engineering Spring Career Fair 2013

Published: February 4th, 2013

Wednesday February 6th from 11am-4pm at the GSU, Metcalf Hall (2nd floor).

You are welcome to join us for breakfast from 9am-11am and/or lunch starting at 12pm in the East Balcony of Metcalf Hall in the GSU.

We have 57 companies currently registered. Details on career events can be found here.

Analyst positions at Narus, Inc.

Published: December 9th, 2012

Narus is looking for scientists holding a PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent field to fill six Analyst positions in its CTO Organization to conduct groundbreaking research in the field of big data analytics on network traffic.

Analysts at Narus have a unique opportunity to conduct scientific work in cooperation with leading universities worldwide and prestigious Boeing Research and Technology labs, while at the same time seeing their ideas become commercial products deployed by companies, service providers, and governmental agencies.

Applicants please email for more information or to apply or visit

The 2nd Annual New England Faculty Summit on Cyber Security

Published: November 26th, 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 for Reliable Information Systems at Cyber Security at Boston University, will be held on Monday, June 18, at the Boston University Photonics Center, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. The meeting is intended to bring together leading faculty members and related researchers in New England institutions to discuss regional collaboration on cyber security research and education.

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2nd Charles River Crypto Day

Published: November 25th, 2012

The 2nd Annual Charles River Crypto Day will be held on Friday, November 30th, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Sciences Engineering, at 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored and hosted by the Hariri Institute and the BU Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS),  the Charles River Crypto Day brings together academics and research scientists from local universities and research labs to discuss recent advances in cryptography. The Charles River Crypto Day series, which is open to the public, is a recurring networking opportunity for faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and research scientists pursuing basic cryptography research in the Greater Boston Area.

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Open Positions in the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data Project

Published: November 20th, 2012

We are looking for people to join us in this project, in all its aspects (computer science, law, statistics, social science, policy, education). Below are some of the positions available, with instructions on how to apply. For general information, email or one of the PIs.

Project and communication coordinator: search for Auto Req ID #28137BR in Harvard’s recruitment management system. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Prospective postdoctoral fellows or visiting scholars in computer science, statistics, or other mathematical/scientific disciplines: should apply to the Center for Research on Computation and Society and indicate interest in the project in their application. Deadline 12/16/12 for Fall 2013. Off-cycle applicants can email for more information.

Prospective graduate students: should apply to one of the relevant departments (computer science/SEAS, government, statistics, or law), and mention the corresponding PIs and their interest in the project in their application. Deadlines 12/14/12.

Prospective summer REU students (undergraduates from outside Harvard): should apply to the SEAS REU site. Deadline 2/28/13 for Summer 2013.

Currrent Harvard law students: can apply for an internship at

Other people already at Harvard: email to find out how to get involved.

More information can be found at

BUILDS team makes it to the CSAW Capture-the-Flag competition finals

Published: October 15th, 2012

The BU Student ACM / BUILDS team has qualified for the finals of NYU-Poly’s CSAW (Cyber-Security Awareness Week) Capture-the-Flag competition, where teams compete to solve challenges relevant to modern computer security.

BUILDS will send a team of four to the finals, which are at NYU-Poly, in Brooklyn, from Thursday, 15 November to Saturday, 17 November. Our team is:

  • Allan Wirth 2015 Computer Science
  • Danny Cooper 2013 Computer Science
  • Jeff Crowell 2013 Computer Engineering
  • George Silvis, III 2014 Math/Ancient Greek [Treasurer of BUILDS]

In addition, the following people participated in the qualifying round two weeks ago:

  • Giancarlo Duncan 2013 Computer Science
  • John-Nicholas Furst 2013 Computer Engineering [Secretary of BUILDS]
  • Avery Gray 2014 Computer Science
  • Monica Gribouski 2013 Computer Science [President of BUILDS]
  • Anthony Inzero 2013 Computer Science
  • Andrew Mohn 2014 Mathematics
  • Jeff Sullivan 2013 Computer Science
  • Liam Wang 2013 Computer Science

Out of 722 teams that participated in the preliminary round, BUILDS placed 44th, and out of the undergraduate teams eligible to qualify, we took 13th. We are pleased that BUILDS will represent Boston University in this internationally recognized competition.

You can find more information about the CSAW CTF competition at NYU-Poly’s website, .