The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering Summer Research Award is granted to individuals using data-driven or computational approaches in conducting research.
The Hariri Institute initiates, catalyzes, and propels collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training initiatives for a better society by promoting discovery and innovations through the use of computational and data-driven approaches, and advances in the science of computing inspired by challenges in arts and sciences, engineering, and management disciplines. The Institute strives to create and sustain a community of scholars who believe in the transformative potential of computational perspectives in research and education. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.bu.edu/hic/
The 2014 Hariri Awardees are pictured below.
Recipient: Luke Rosenfeld
Project Title: Probability Distributions and the Black – Scholes Formula for Modeling Stocks and American Call Options
Mentor: Emma Previato, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Recipient: Benjamin Lawson
Project Title: Do Tests of Object Recognition Algorithms in Virtual Environments Predict Success In the Real World?
Mentor: Massimiliano Versace, College of Arts and Sciences CompNET
Recipient: Eric Dunton
Project Title: Artifact: Accessible Deployment of Custom Programming Languages
Mentor: Andrei Lapets, Computer Science Department
Project Title: Power Optimization and Development of Power Policies on Mobile Devices
Mentor: Ayse Coskun, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Recipient: Shiran Sukumar
Project Title: Massachusetts Open Cloud
Mentor: Orran Krieger, Computer Science Department