A Robotic Approach to Engineering Living Cells

May 12th, 2015

$4.5M NSF CPS Frontier Award to Fund BU-Led Project By Mark Dwortzan Researchers have long sought to enable collections of living cells to perform desired tasks that range from decontaminating waterways to growing tissue in the lab, but their efforts have largely relied on trial and error. Now a team of scientists... More

Announcing the Winners of the SE Division Student Photo Contest!

May 7th, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 SE Division Student Photo Contest! First Place: Alyssa Pierson (Advisor: Mac Schwager)   Second Place: Sepideh Pourazarm (Advisor: Christos Cassandras)   Third Place: Yasaman Khazaeni (Advisor: Christos Cassandras)

Computational Thinking Breaks a Logjam

April 28th, 2015

Hariri Institute helps address Boston's male-female pay gap By Rich Barlow Marty Walsh had a problem. Boston’s mayor wanted to address pay disparities between men and women, publicizing, as a first step, the average gap in different Boston industries. Normally, calculating that gap would require taking the actual pay gap at each... More

Students Doing Good, One App at a Time

April 14th, 2015

BU group develops technology for nonprofits By Rich Barlow Steering low-income students to college and on to better lives has become a kind of national mission. To that end, six BU students, laptops flipped open, huddle in a fluorescent-lit lounge at the Engineering Product Innovation Center. Their screens show the engineering product... More

SE Students Win CISE Awards at the 2015 BU Graduate Research Symposium

April 7th, 2015

Congratulations to the CISE Awards winners for their posters at the 2015 BU Graduate Research Symposium. CISE First Place Award-Julia Lima Fleck Adviser: Christos Cassandras “Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis for Personalized Cancer Therapy Design” CISE Second Place Award- Feng Nan  Adviser: Venkatesh Saligrama “Feature-Budgeted Random Forest” CISE Honorable Mention Awards Weicong Ding Adviser: Prakash Ishwar/Venkatesh Saligrama “A Geometric Approach to Learning Mixed... More