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Boston University Computer Science Faculty Win 6 New National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards!

Congratulations to BU faculty Adam Smith, Manos Athanassoulis, Richard West, Ran Canetti, Abraham Matta, John Liagouris, Vasiliki Kalavri, and John Byers who have each won an NSF award! Travel: Student Travel Grant for 2022 Boston Differential Privacy Summer School Award Number: 2227905; Principal Investigator: Adam Smith; NSF Organization: CNS Start Date: 06/01/2022; CAREER: Robust LSM-Based […]

Andrea Burns Awarded the 2021 Google Fellowship

By Lizzy Maimone BU CS PhD student Andrea Burns (GRS’23) has been selected to receive a 2021 Google PhD Fellowship in the area of Machine Perception, Speech Technology, and Computer Vision. There were 12 fellowship awardees in this category with Andrea being the sole recipient from Boston University. As a graduate student, she was made […]

BU CS invites applications for new faculty members

To apply: Lecturer position (review to begin 5/1/22 and continue on a rolling basis): Assistant Professor position (review to begin on 12/1/21 and continue on a rolling basis): Associate Professor of the Practice position (review to begin on 11/1/21 and continue on a rolling basis): Boston University Computer Science has the following […]

Wenxin Feng Wins ACM ETRA 2021 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to BU CS 2018 PhD Alumnus Wenxin Feng, advised by Professor Margrit Betke, for winning the ACM ETRA 2021 Best Paper Award! Wenxin, now a researcher at Google, worked on a project which was a 2018 collaboration with co awardee Andrew Kurauchi. Andrew Kurauchi was a visiting PhD student in the IVC lab in […]

BU CS in the Time of COVID-19

by Kayla Chapman Since Tuesday, March 17th, life has been very different for the BU CS community. On that day, Boston University President Robert Brown announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston University would cease in-person instruction and the remainder of the spring semester would be taught entirely online. This change, while necessary for […]

Spotlight – Sumara Ali

by Kayla Chapman   Sumara Ali (CAS ‘20) stumbled upon computer science her sophomore year of high school. She enrolled in AP Computer Science after discovering that it was the only class she and her friends could take together. What Sumara assumed would be a fun course to take with her friends quickly became a […]

BU CS COVID-19 Information

In accordance with University and state recommendations, the Department of Computer Science will be teaching all courses online and department staff will largely be working remotely until further notice. If you need help during this time, please reach out to us by emailing This email account will be monitored throughout normal business hours of […]

Abbas Attarwala wins the 2020 Gitner Award

BU CS’s own Abbas Attarwala has been selected to receive the 2020 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching and Technology. “This award recognizes the faculty member or team that best exemplifies innovation in teaching through the use, development, or adaptation of technology. The award celebrates innovation that results in positive learning […]

BU CS invites applications for new faculty members

Boston University Computer Science has openings for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning July 1, 2020.  Areas in which our searches are particularly focused are data-centric computing, machine learning, robotics, human-computer interaction, and graphics.   However applications in all areas of computer science are welcome and will be carefully considered. The Department is in the midst […]