Professor Ayse Coskun appointed Director of CISE

Ayse Coskun (ECE) has been named the next Director of the Boston University Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE)

Professor Ayse Coskun (ECE) has been named the next Director of the Boston University Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE). Coskun will replace Yannis Paschalidis who has become the new Director for the Hariri Institute.

“CISE has great strengths in the traditional areas of information & systems engineering, with core strengths in robotics and autonomous systems, optimization, information sciences, stochastic systems, machine learning, and AI, among several other areas,” Dean Kenneth Lutchen wrote in an email to the ENG community in which he announced Coskun’s appointment. “Eventually these advances must be implemented on a variety of computer systems that integrate software with hardware for specific applications. Coskun is an expert in computer systems and has the potential to open new vistas for systems while leading existing areas of world class excellence.”

“I’m excited to take on this opportunity,” says Coskun. “If you think about a research center, it’s really a catalyst, bringing together people with different expertise to build something bigger. My goal in my new role at CISE is to continue this center’s strong tradition of collaborative research around the topic of intelligent systems, while fostering growth in the broader area of computer systems, and to make sure we have a coherent, unified center where all these different researchers are supported well and can interact and collaborate.”

Coskun has been active within CISE for more than a decade. Coskun’s research spans topics from embedded systems to high performance computing to energy-efficient computing and more. She has nearly 5000 citations and an h-index of 33. She is currently Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design, and Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization. She also has served terms as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design.

Coskun is the recipient of several prestigious awards. Examples include the IBM Faculty Award (IBM Global University Program Academic Award), as an  Invited participant at the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, the Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), and several IEEE best paper awards.

Coskun serves as Interim Associate Dean for Educational Initiatives during this past year where she oversaw the design and implementation of several key initiatives that will advance our capacity to infuse data science throughout the undergraduate curriculum.