Paying it Forward: Masters Alumni Share Tips with Current Students

March 25th, 2015

By: Jan Smith Six graduates of the Masters programs at College of Engineering returned to campus in February to help 29 current graduate students with their job searches. For many of the attendees of the latest Professional Development Series event, it was a needed boost. “I’m always trying to look for ways to give back because I had a great experience at BU,” said Carolyn Gaut (BME Meng ’14), Study Manager for InviCRO LLC. “Talking to students, encouraging them, and giving them some advice makes my struggles when I was looking for a job worth it.” Even for the strongest students, the job... More

Christos Cassandras Quoted in U.S. News and World Report

March 20th, 2015

U.S. News and World Report published an article presenting Christos Cassandras (SE, ECE) as a leader in academia, who is at the forefront of a trend in graduate programs to bring student innovations to the marketplace. Read the full article: Engineering Programs Work to Get Research from Lab to Customers

U.S. News & World Report: SPH, ENG Biomedical Engineering in Top

March 18th, 2015

ENG Advances to Highest Ranking Ever By Joel Brown, BU Today The School of Public Health climbed into the top 10 schools of its kind in this year’s U.S. News & World Report national ranking of graduate schools, and the College of Engineering’s biomedical engineering department rose to the number 9 position among similar graduate school departments. “This reflects the extraordinary work of our faculty, students, and staff over the school’s history,” says Sandro Galea, who took over as SPH dean from longtime dean Robert Meenan (MED’72, GSM’89) in January. “It also represents a recognition of our commitment to be both a global leader in public... More

Charles River Campus Has 21 New Full Professors: Nine ENG Faculty Among Those Promoted

March 6th, 2015

By Rich Barlow, BU Today Beholding creation, Christopher Schneider longs to understand the forces—evolution, environment, history—that have woven the astounding tapestry of living things. He researches how animal ecology acts with those forces in a given region, especially the tropics, to create new species and maintain biodiversity. His teaching, he says, aims to give students “direct experience with organisms in nature.” Which is why they must tread carefully around alligators. Schneider’s research and his instructional prowess, including a field trip to Florida for a herpetology class last spring, helped to make him one of 21 Charles River Campus faculty members elevated to full professor... More

Schwager, Grinstaff Win Faculty Awards

February 24th, 2015

By Mark Dwortzan Honoring senior and junior faculty each year for major contributions to their fields and to society at large, the College of Engineering has bestowed its inaugural Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture on Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE), and its Early Career Excellence Award on Assistant Professor Mac Schwager (ME, SE). The Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture recognizes faculty members with extraordinary records of well-cited scholarship, senior leaders in industry and extraordinary entrepreneurs who have invented and mentored transformative technologies that impact our quality of life, and provides the recipient with a public forum to discuss his or her... More

Three Faculty Join ENG Leadership Team

February 2nd, 2015

Appointments Target Excellence in Research and Education By Mark Dwortzan     Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen has announced the appointments of several individuals to round out the College’s leadership team, including an associate dean and two department chairs. Catherine Klapperich (BME, ME, MSE) is the new associate dean for Research and Technology Development. John A. White (BME, MED) has been recruited from the University of Utah to Boston University to serve as chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department, effective May 1, succeeding Solomon Eisenberg (BME), who remains senior associate dean for Academic Programs. W. Clem Karl (ECE, BME, SE) is the new chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department effective... More

ENG Enabling Boston to Become a Smarter City

January 12th, 2015

CISE-Led Project Nets 2nd Place in IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Competition By Gabriella McNevin, ECE As part of a multifaceted collaboration to create technology to solve urban problems, the City of Boston and a Boston University-led research team developed an iPhone app, Street Bump, to upgrade management of local road repairs. Now IBM and IEEE have recognized Street Bump as a significant contribution to Boston, awarding its developers the second place prize in the “IBM Students for a Smarter Planet/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge: Student Projects Changing the World” competition. The team’s project, “Street Bumps and Big Data Analytics: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Roads,”... More

ECE/SE Student Team Win IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Competition

December 1st, 2014

Street Bumps and Big Data Analytics: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Roads  won the  IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Competition. This student team was advised by Professors Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) and Yannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE). Congratulations to Theodora Brisimi, BU ECE '16 (PhD); Yue Zhang, BU SE '18 (PhD); Wuyang Dai, BU ECE '14 (PhD); Setareh Ariafar, BU SE '18 (PhD); and Nicholas Baladis, MIT Sloan '15 (MBA)! This project was in collaboration with the City of Boston Mayor’s office of New Urban Mechanics including co-chairs Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob.

Faculty Search – Professor or Associate Professor, Division of Systems Engineering

December 1st, 2014

The Division of Systems Engineering (SE) at Boston University (BU) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Network Systems.  The Division of Systems Engineering is seeking a proven accomplished researcher to provide leadership in the area of network systems and to develop a research program that enhances and complements a number of existing activities that span the ECE and ME Departments. The Division, in conjunction with the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), has established widely recognized research excellence in areas such as Sensor Networks, Multi-Agent... More

Building a Paper Gene Circuit

December 1st, 2014

New tool puts a biology lab on a piece of paper By Barbara Moran, BU Today The first case of the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging West Africa appeared in Guinea in December 2013. But it wasn’t until March 22, 2014, that scientists finally confirmed the virus as Ebola. By that point, 49 people had already died. Why did it take so long? Partly because confirming the diagnosis required that epidemiologists fly from Europe to Africa, collect blood samples, fly back to Europe, and analyze them in sophisticated labs. Now a team of biologists at BU, led by Professor James Collins (BME, MSE, SE), has created... More