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SE Division Faculty Featured in Bostonia: If Boston Were Smart by Leslie Friday

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
October 15th, 2013

Several SE Division faculty, including Professors Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE), Michael Gevelber (ME, SE, MSE), Michael Caramanis (ME, SE), Thomas Little (ECE, SE), and Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE), are featured in the Fall 2013 Bostonia article If Boston Were Smart by Leslie Friday. Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering professor of electrical... More

Imagining Intelligent Traffic Lights, Parking spaces, Buildings, and Appliances

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
October 7th, 2013

Bostonia showcases Smarter Cities. By Leslie Friday Follow this link for an overview of Smarter Cities research at Boston University.

Coskun Named Circuit Cellar’s First Female Columnist

By dejoseph
October 4th, 2013

by  Chelsea Hermond (SMG ’15) Assistant Professor Ayse Coskun (ECE) was named the first female columnist for Circuit Cellar. The monthly magazine that publishes articles pertaining to embedded systems and programming initially reached out to Coskun for a Q&A session in its July 2012 issue. Pleased with the in-depth knowledge of the NSF CAREER Award... More

Upgrading the Grid

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
September 30th, 2013

New Algorithms Could Cut Costs, Add Renewables By Mark Dwortzan When power transmission lines reach their capacity in a particular region during high demand periods, controllers have little choice but to tap local power plants to keep the electricity flowing and prevent blackouts. This practice, which favors expensive, local generation sources such... More

Dances with Robots

By dejoseph
September 30th, 2013

Teaching automatons to figure out what needs to be done By Rich Barlow As dancers, this couple is no Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The leader’s moves are clunky, his partner’s so tentative that she’s constantly behind a beat. But be kind: they’re beginners at salsa, and they’re bedeviled by something Fred... More

SE Faculty Search: Tenure track faculty position at the rank of Professor in the area of Network Systems

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
September 18th, 2013

The Division of Systems Engineering (SE) at Boston University (BU) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position at the rank of 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... More

Nathan Phillips Featured in TV News Magazine, Chronicle

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
September 18th, 2013

September 16th, 2013 CISE affiliated faculty Nathan Phillips was featured on a September 11th episode of the local Boston TV News Magazine, Chronicle on Ch. 5 WCVB. Prof. Phillips explains how roof space can be utilized to measure carbon dioxide and to promote sustainability. Prof. Phillips is the Principal Coordinator for the... More

Nazer Wins IEEE Joint Paper Award

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
September 4th, 2013

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu) When it comes to wireless communications, the school of thought is that interference between users is an obstacle to avoid.   That is to say, when multiple users transmit on the same frequency band, nearby receivers only see the superposition of their signals, which makes it hard to discern the... More

Light Powers Indoor GPS and More

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
July 18th, 2013

Source: Research.gov site Traditional radio frequency spectrum for wireless communications is becoming increasingly crowded and prone to interference and delay. However, a new technology concept known as Visible Light Communication (VLC) uses light from the visible spectrum to create seamless communications and computing networks. VLC technologies offer more energy-efficient... More

Generous Alumni Create Societial Engineering Fund

By Center For Information And Systems Engineering
June 5th, 2013

by Mark Dwortzen It began as an idea Dean Kenneth Lutchen had for creating engineers ready to impact society. It became real through an array of co-curricular and extra-curricular initiatives that resonated with students so much it exploded in popularity. The concept—Boston University Creating the Societal Engineer®—was even trademarked last year. More