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Author: Keziah Zimmerman

Student Spotlights: A Social Media Series

By Keziah Zimmerman This year has not been an easy one. Despite the challenges of remote learning, CS students continued to amaze us with their accomplishments. To recognize the strength of those who faced these difficult times head on, our department interviewed students on their studies, hobbies, goals, and dreams. Read below for summarized versions […]

Branching Out: A Social Media Series

By Keziah Zimmerman As the 2020/2021 academic year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the efforts of our staff members. These incredible individuals not only committed themselves to creating a successful learning experience for CS students but did so with ever-present enthusiasm. Below, we have collected biographies from our […]

Assistant Professor Renato Mancuso Featured in Communications of the ACM

Our own CS assistant professor, Renato Mancuso, was recently featured in an article in the Communications of the ACM covering the work he did for CS 454/654 (Embedded Systems) last spring. The article also discusses professors from other universities, how they have approached online learning, and the way they feel about it. Read more here:  […]

Computer Scientists Contribute to COVID-19 Drug Development Via Network Analysis

Professors Mark Crovella (CS, Bioinformatics) and Simon Kasif (BME, CS, Bioinformatics) are working with multiple other CS researchers in the US (including researchers from Virginia Tech, Microsoft Research, and UCLA). Co-developing a machine learning methodology to analyze viral and human protein-protein interaction networks, the researchers have advanced our understanding of the biological processes affected by […]

CS Part-Time Lecturer Named to Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40

Greg Ryslik, who was a CS part-time lecturer during the Spring 2020 semester, was recently included in Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Ryslik, who received his PhD in Biostatistics from Yale University, is currently working as the Chief Data Officer at Celsius Therapeutics. Ryslik received his BS in math, CS, and finance from Rutgers […]

CS Ambassadors Organize a Splash Event Unlike Any Other

By Keziah Zimmerman This past Saturday, September 12th, CS Ambassadors hosted CS Splash, the annual club fair for computer science-related groups. The event was, for the first time ever, held on Zoom and nearly 80 participants joined the call.  “We’ve been working on Splash since February. It’s one of our biggest events,” said Jack Giunta […]

Professor John Byers Joins DARPA’s ISAT Study Group

By Keziah Zimmerman  This past summer, CS Professor John Byers was named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to work with the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group. Byers recently attended his first ISAT workshop, which ran from August 17th-20th over Zoom. BU CS caught up with Byers to learn more about […]