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MassMutual Gives $3 Million to CDS

MassMutual deepens partnership with second gift to CDS supporting research into responsible data use Recognizing the successful partnership between MassMutual and BU's Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS), we are excited to announce MassMutual has given another $3 million to support research into the responsible uses of data. This gift... More

CDS Student Presents at Sabermetrics Conference

This past August, CDS student E.J. Wong (CGS ’21, CDS ’23), along with Professor Andy Andres (CGS), had the opportunity to combine data science skills with a passion for baseball. They attended the Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland where he was one of ten students... More

BU CDS Welcomes Colleen Kenney

Boston University proudly welcomes Colleen Kenney as the Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS). As CDS prepares its move into the new Center for Computing & Data Sciences later this Fall, Colleen  will support and prepare undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Data Science. More

Mayank Varia on security and privacy of end-to-end messaging

Can WhatsApp Messages Be Secure and Encrypted—but Traceable at the Same Time? Professor Mayank Varia's work looks to balance privacy and human rights with online trust and safety. BU's The Brink recently featured this impactful research in an article. Cryptographers love an enigma, a problem to solve—and this one has it all. Indestructible... More

Leonidas Kontothanassis Joins the CDS Faculty at BU

Boston University warmly welcomes Leonidas Kontothanassis as the Inaugural MassMutual Professor of the Practice in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS).  Funded by a generous gift from MassMutual, this new position brings industry expertise to classroom teaching and laboratory research focused on societally relevant real-world problems. Professors of the... More

CDS Faculty Awarded NSF Grant

Using Markets to Address Manipulated Information Online Societies function badly without free speech, namely when individuals are unable to speak their minds freely – even when their speech is objectionable or even false. At the same time, societies also function badly when members cannot agree on basic facts. How can a... More

Tanima Chatterjee Joins the CDS Faculty at BU

Boston University warmly welcomes Tanima Chatterjee as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS). “I am delighted that Tanima has chosen to pursue her lifelong love of working with students as a teacher and as a mentor at BU,” said Associate Provost... More

Allison McDonald Joins the CDS Faculty at BU

  BostonUniversity is proud to welcome Allison McDonald as assistant professor in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS). Working at the nexus of security, privacy, and human-computer interaction (HCI), McDonald's research emphasizes how technology impacts digital safety and exacerbates marginalization of often-overlooked groups such as refugees, political dissidents, and victims of... More

Brian Cleary joins the CDS Faculty at BU

Boston University is proud to welcome Brian Cleary as assistant professor in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) and a core faculty member in the Bioinformatics Program. Brian will also hold appointments in the Biology and Biomedical Engineering departments, and in the Biological Design Center (BDC) at the Rajen Kilachand Center... More

Pawel Przytycki joins the CDS Faculty at BU

Boston University is proud to welcome Pawel Przytycki as assistant professor in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) and a core faculty member in the Bioinformatics Program. Chemistry Professor Tom Tullius who directs the BU Bioinformatics Program notes that "Przytycki’s background in both computer science and genomics, and in particular... More