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Professor Leonid Levin Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Boston University Department of Computer Science Professor Leonid Levin was elected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)! The NAS is a society of “distinguished scholars charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.” Members are nominated by their peers and elected because […]

BU CS Announces Two New Joint Majors

We are excited to announce the addition of two new joint majors to our undergraduate curriculum! These majors, Computer Science & Statistics and Computer Science & Linguistics, allow students to explore multiple interest areas while following a structured, centralized curriculum. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of each program. Statistics and Computer […]

Professor Margrit Betke Awarded MURI Grant

Margrit Betke, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the BU AI Research Initiative, is one of eight investigators from Boston University and MIT to receive a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for  “Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robot.”  The team’s goal […]

Boston University Chosen as 2019 BRAID Affiliate School

As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in Computer Science, the Boston University Department of Computer Science is excited to announce that we have been accepted as a 2019 BRAID Affiliate School. The BRAID (Building, Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity) Initiative “aims to increase diversity among undergraduate majors in computer science […]

Emily Whiting Named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

Professor Emily Whiting was named a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation! Alfred P. Sloan is a not-for-profit foundation that funds research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics. The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in […]

Professor Tsourakakis Wins 2018 IEEE ICDM Test-of-Time Award

Boston University Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Charalampos (Babis) Tsourakakis and his colleague, Professor U Kang (Seoul National University), in collaboration with Professor Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon University) have won the 2018 IEEE ICDM Test-of-Time Award for their 2009 paper PEGASUS: A Peta-Scale Graph Mining System – Implementation and Observations. The full award text […]

Researchers from BU and MIT Work to Overcome Algorithmic Bias

Computer Science Professors Adam Smith and Ran Canetti, alongside their CS PhD student Sarah Scheffler (GRS’21), are working with MIT PhD students Aloni Cohen, Nishanth Dikkala, and Govind Ramnarayan to figure out what, if anything, can be done to understand and minimize bias from decision-making systems that depend on computer programs. Their work was recently accepted for publication at […]

Department Goes Green to Achieve Gold

On Wednesday, November 7th, sustainability@BU officially certified the Boston University Department of Computer Science as a Green Department, earning the level of Gold. BU CS is the seventh department at Boston University to earn Green Department Certification, and the first in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Green Office Certification Program, launched in 2011 […]

CAS Professors Use Web Browsing Data to Predict Election Results

From BU Today — As the predictions for the 2016 presidential election remind us, polling the electorate is an imperfect science. Most polls claimed that Hillary Clinton would be our next president—it seemed a foregone conclusion—and most polls were wrong, although many forecasts for the popular vote were very close—off by less than one percentage point. […]