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The Brain Trust’s Newest Additions

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes new faculty members Associate Professor Archana Venkataraman and Assistant Professor Kayhan Batmanhelich. More

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Pushing the Boundaries of Photonic Sensing

Professor Luca Dal Negro has received a $450K grant from the Army Research Office to pursue improvements in quantum photonic sensing and detection technology driven by the development of novel nonlinear nanostructures. More

Ramachandran an APS Fellow

Distinguished Professor of Engineering Siddharth Ramachandran (ECE, Physics, MSE) has been named a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for foundational contributions to... More

Could a Computer Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

Researchers at Boston University have developed a new tool that could automate the process and, eventually, allow it to move online. Their machine learning–powered computational model can detect cognitive impairment from audio recordings of neuropsychological tests—no in-person appointment needed. More

Ioannis Paschalidis New Director of Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering will have a new director as of July 1. Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), a College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering and of computing and data sciences, will oversee the institute’s move into a new, eye-arresting building (the largest on the Charles River Campus), the Center for Computing & Data Sciences. More

Professor Emeritus Moustakas Named MRS Fellow

Professor Theodore Moustakas has been named to the 2022 Materials Research Society (MRS) class of Fellows; the latest in a lengthy list of accolades that have been awarded to the Professor Emeritus over his long and accomplished career. More

The Quest for a Heart Attack Cure

A BU-led team is engineering small patches of cardiac muscle that could repair the heart, treat heart disease, and speed drug development By David Levin for... More

Miloš Popović is Supervisor of the Year

ECE Professor Miloš Popović has been named 2022’s Supervisor of the Year, an award given each year at the culmination of National Student Employment Week in recognition of those staff and faculty supervisors who serve as role models and positively impact their student employees’ skill development and overall BU experience. More

Unveiling the Hidden Signatures of Drug Resistance in Cancer Cells

Supported by a $1.75M grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a multidisciplinary team of experts led by Professor Ji-Xin Cheng are developing a novel approach to establish high-speed, high-content and high-sensitivity mapping of cancer cell metabolism. More

A Laser Focus on Fighting Cancer

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng’s pioneering work on medical imaging technologies is poised to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment, with a pair of projects that use different types of vibrational spectroscopy to improve our understanding of cancer at the cellular and molecular level. More

Building Safe and Trustworthy AI Systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, powering applications such as Spotify music suggestions, facial recognition from your smartphone or the ETA of your Uber. Neural networks... More

Professor Selim Ünlü: BU’s Innovator of the Year

Administered by the Office of Technology Development, the Innovator of the Year award recognizes “an outstanding faculty member who has translated world-class research into an invention or innovation that benefits humankind.” More

Lighting the Way Forward for Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers at Boston University, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Lightmatter have teamed up to develop a new hybrid computer system that can answer the triple challenge of processing capacity, low latency and energy efficiency in self-driving cars. More

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Greater Than the Sum

Students hone skills and hold their own in an international competition of computing By Patrick L. Kennedy Ben Li (’22) says he had “no clue” what high-performance... More

A GRAND Endeavor: Building the Future of Wireless Communication

We live in a wireless society. With the advent of 5G communications and the ever more ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT), the invisible traffic across wireless networks will only increase exponentially … and with this increased traffic looms the inevitable threat of traffic jams. More

Three-Fold Funding Towards Smarter, Secure Networks

Assistant Professor Alan Liu may be new to the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, but he has hit the ground running, winning support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for three related projects aimed at utilizing what he terms “the power of programmability in the network for secure, performant, and reliable systems.” More

Going from Gauzy to Granular

Anna Devor and collaborators aim to extract neuronal circuit activity from fMRI, opening door for clinical applications By Patrick L. Kennedy Say you’re listening to a lecture... More