Spotlight Archive

Christel El Hayeck

August 31st, 2023

Pre-Med Undergrad Makes Successful Pivot to Health Informatics Thanks to BU MET Christel El Hayeck Associate At Strategy MS in Health Informatics with a concentration in Applied Data Analytics (MET’23) What motivated you to earn your master’s degree at this point? Why did you choose to fulfill your goal at Metropolitan College?  As an undergraduate, I attended the American University of Beirut and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology on the pre-medical track. But the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented economic crisis in my country made me reassess my career aspirations. I realized that being a doctor wasn't my true calling. I also understood the... More

Ming Zhang

February 23rd, 2023

Prof. Ming Zhang Excites Students About Potential for Computer Vision Ming Zhang Assistant Professor, Computer Science PhD, Utah State University; BS, Shandong University, China What is your area of expertise? I focus on computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Please tell us about your work. Can you share any current research or recent publications? I have created an Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AICV) group to enrich students’ research activities and help them succeed in their future careers. Currently, I lead a group of 12 students on multiple computer vision and machine learning projects from Tufts Medical Center that contributes to osteoarthritis research. I have... More

Sarthak Dawar

February 23rd, 2023

Alum Sarthak Dawar Aims to Use Applied Data Analytics to Improve Healthcare Sarthak Dawar Data Scientist Intern at Telenav, Inc. MS in Applied Data Analytics (MET’22) What do you find most fascinating about the discipline of applied data analytics? Do you have a particular focus within the broader field? The fascinating thing about this discipline is that it requires a combination of computer science and mathematics skills, the two subjects I’m passionate about. It’s an amalgamation of my two favorite things! The modern world runs on data; it's everywhere, in every discipline, and is increasing in size each year. This presents many exciting opportunities... More

Linpeiyu Ji

September 7th, 2022

Linpeiyu Ji (Jenny) MS in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Health Informatics (MET’22) Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management What do you find most fascinating about the discipline of computer information systems? Do you have a particular focus within the broader field? I was attracted to the health informatics concentration of MET’s MS in Computer Information Systems program because I wanted to continue my studies in biology-related fields and IT. I majored in marine biology as an undergrad and was interested in biology, medicine and healthcare. I found that the courses in MET’s Computer Science department were interesting and related to what was happening in the... More

Maryam Asghari

July 1st, 2022

MSCS Degree Helps Designer Pivot to New Career as Data Scientist Maryam Asghari Data Scientist at Telenav MS in Computer Science (MET’22) What do you find most fascinating about the discipline of computer science? Do you have a particular focus within the broader field? Computer science is the art of solving complex and challenging problems, and creating something new. It is full of opportunities. It does not have any boundaries and the possibilities are endless. During my master’s degree program, I had the chance to explore and focus on state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) and object detection algorithms. It is very impressive to see how powerful... More

Joshua Enxing

May 17th, 2022

Lecturer, Computer Science Statistical Programmer, Phastar BA, Boston University; MS, University of Connecticut; MS, Tufts University What is your area of expertise? My areas of expertise are applied mathematics, specifically data science and machine learning, parametric and non-parametric statistics, and numerical linear algebra/numerical analysis. Please tell us about your work. Can you share any current research or recent publications? I am currently a statistical programmer at Phastar, a contract research organization for clinical trials. I work with members of the data science team to develop machine learning algorithms/programs that autodetect associations in certain domains of clinical trial data. The goal is to promote more automatic classification... More

Harunobu Ishii

May 17th, 2022

Research Assistant, Explainable AI; Technical Fellow, BU Spark! MS in Computer Information Systems, concentration in Data Analytics (MET’22) What compelled you to return to school and pursue a graduate education? What is your long-term objective? Many industries nowadays are exploring digital and data evolution. I used to have a first-hand feeling for such needs, working in the commodity trading industry for 10 years. I served in various roles from the front desk to the back office, and the momentum in digital and data applied to every role I filled. Comparing "traditional" industries like commodity trading to “modern” industries such as tech and finance, there... More

Christopher Nzuka

April 4th, 2022

Alum Advises Students to “Learn as Much as You Can” Christopher Nzuka Assistant Project Manager, Pearson MS in Computer Information Systems, IT Project Management Concentration (MET’20) Why did you choose BU MET for your graduate studies? What set BU MET apart from other programs you were considering? I joined Boston University MET following a recommendation from some of my friends who were attending the school when I was finishing my bachelor’s degree at Salem State University. What set BU’s MS in Computer Information Systems, IT Project Management program apart were: its community of students, faculty and staff, who enriched our learning experience through multiple extracurricular activities, including... More

Dr. Vijay Kanabar

April 4th, 2022

Prof. Vijay Kanabar on BU MET’s Distinguished History in IT Project Management Education Dr. Vijay Kanabar Associate Professor, Director, Project Management PhD, University of Manitoba; MS, Florida Institute of Technology (Computer Science); MBA, Webber College; BS, University of Madras, India; PMP (Project Management Professional), Project Management Institute; CSM (Certified ScrumMaster), Scrum Alliance What is your area of expertise? At the graduate level, I specialized in both computer science and management, and that interdisciplinary interest has stayed with me throughout my career. In this context, one area of interest for me is IT project management. For instance, my doctoral degree was designing an artificial intelligence (AI)... More

Dr. Suresh Kalathur

Dr. Suresh Kalathur

February 28th, 2022

Professor relishes training students for field that “never stops changing” Dr. Suresh Kalathur Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Director of Analytics Programs PhD, MA, Brandeis University; MS, Indian Institute of Technology; BS, National Institute of Technology (India) What is your area of expertise? My main areas of expertise are programming languages and analytics. I help coordinate the analytics curriculum here at Metropolitan College. There is a great need for data analysts, data scientists, business analytics and business intelligence developers, and others who can apply skills in data analytics. What about teaching inspires you? The field of computer science never stops changing, and as soon as the students... More