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CISE Resident Scholar: Invitation for Expression of Interest

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
May 30th, 2014

The Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) at Boston University invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of CISE Resident Scholar. The purpose of the CISE Resident Scholarship is to host emerging or eminent scientists in the Boston University campus on a short-term basis (from a few weeks... More

Pioneering a Cloud Computing “Mall”

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
April 30th, 2014

Massachusetts awards $3 million to BU-led project By Rich Barlow With the governor of Massachusetts pledging $3 million in state support, BU leaders Friday announced plans for development of a pathbreaking computing cloud that could spur economic growth and technology innovation. Azer Bestavros (CS, SE), director of BU’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and... More

Christina Polyzos-new CISE Associate Director

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
April 15th, 2014

Please welcome Christina Polyzos who is joining CISE (Center for Information and Systems Engineering) as the new Associate Director. For the past 16 years, Christina worked for the American College of Greece where she established and developed the Department of Communication, the first of its kind in Greece. There, she served as... More

Inaugural Issue of TCNS Journal Published

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
April 10th, 2014

The new IEEE journal Transactions on Control of Network Systems has released its inaugural issue. This publication is available on the IEEE Xplore site. View the table of contents and list of authors. Congratulations to Ioannis Paschalidis (SE, ECE), Editor-in-chief, and Magnus Egerstedt, Deputy Editor-in-Chief! Included in this inaugural issue is a paper by Christos G. Cassandras... More

Interdisciplinary Team Sheds Light on How Proteins Bind

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
April 9th, 2014

Finding Could Open Up New Drug Discovery Opportunities By Mark Dwortzan Over the past six years, an interdisciplinary team of College of Engineering faculty members—Professor Sandor Vajda (BME, SE), Research Assistant Professor Dima Kozakov (BME), Professor Yannis Paschalidis (ECE, SE) and Associate Professor Pirooz Vakili (ME, SE)—have been developing a set of powerful optimization algorithms for predicting the structures of... More

Cassandras Delivers Distinguished Scholar Lecture-Watch on YouTube

By dejoseph
April 7th, 2014

"Complexity Made Simple (at a Small Price)" Recognizing senior and junior faculty for major contributions to their fields and to society at large, the College of Engineering has bestowed its annual Distinguished Scholar Award on Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE).

Harlem Blast Makes Sad Prophet of BU Researcher

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
March 27th, 2014

Nathan Phillips on what we must do to fix decrepit gas lines By Rich Barlow A gas leak that left at least seven dead and dozens injured or missing in Harlem earlier this month has given Nathan Phillips’ research a tragically prophetic hue. For years, the College of Arts & Sciences professor of earth and environment has... More

Complexity Made Simple . . . at a Small Price

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
March 26th, 2014

By Mark Dwortzan Cassandras Delivers Distinguished Scholar Lecture For 30 years, Professor Christos Cassandras(ECE, SE) has solved countless complex problems by translating them into simpler terms and then applying optimization, computer simulation and other tools of the systems engineering trade. A pioneer in the field of discrete event dynamic systems analysis, used extensively in the... More

Bird, Khalil and Schwager Net NSF Career Awards

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
March 21st, 2014

By Mark Dwortzan Assistant professors James C. Bird (ME, MSE), Ahmad (“Mo”) Khalil (BME) and Mac Schwager(ME, SE) have each received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching capabilities. Collectively, they will receive more than $1.5 million over the next five years to pursue high-impact projects that... More

College Expands Master’s Options

By dejoseph
February 28th, 2014

By Michael G Seele The College of Engineering is expanding its suite of master’s degree programs to give students more flexibility in choosing a program best suited to their career aspirations. Anticipated to be fully in place for the fall 2014 semester, these programs emphasize advanced technical coursework and include an... More