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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 […]

CS Day 2019: Bigger Than Ever

By Kayla Chapman On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, a record-breaking 757 students gathered from all corners of Boston University to celebrate CS Day, an annual event hosted by the Department of Computer Science. The combination career fair, student group showcase, and celebration of all things CS aims to connect the talented students of BU with […]

BU Establishing New Data Sciences Faculty Unit

From BU Today: With BU planning to build a state-of-the-art Center for Computing & Data Sciences at the heart of its Commonwealth Avenue campus, President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison announced this week they will propose to the Board of Trustees to create a novel collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty unit that will further strengthen […]

CS Professor Stan Sclaroff Named Dean of Arts & Sciences

After a year-long search, Computer Science (CS) Professor Stan Sclaroff has been named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Professor Sclaroff acted as Dean ad iterim for CAS for the 2018/2019 academic year while the search took place and his permanent position is effective immediately. In a letter to CAS faculty and […]

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 […]