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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

ENG @ 50 – Cultivating Excellence, Transforming Society

By dejoseph
February 28th, 2014

by Mark Dwortzen In 1963, the College of Industrial Technology (CIT) offered only three degree programs—in technology, aeronautics and management—and occupied a single, four-story building, but the former aviation school’s new dean, Arthur T. Thompson, was bullish about CIT’s future. He aspired to do no less than transform this dot on... More

Lucy Hutyra and Robert Kennedy selected to serve on Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
February 25th, 2014

Department of Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy have been selected to serve on the Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program (NACP). As part of their service, Hutyra and Kennedy will be in Washington DC today and tomorrow, February 18th and 19th, to meet meet with fellow members of... More

CISE Alumnus Selected for New Faces of Engineering 2014

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
February 19th, 2014

Tao (Reno) Wang (SE, PhD, 2013) was selected as one of the New Faces of Engineering 2014.  New Faces of Engineering recognizes the outstanding abilities young engineers (age 30 or younger) have shown on projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth. The award is based on... More

Cassandras, Han Win Faculty Awards

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
February 12th, 2014

By Mark Dwortzan 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), and its annual Early Career Excellence Award on Assistant Professor Xue Han (BME). The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior faculty... More