ENG’s Newest Associate Professors

Four ENG faculty have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, BU Provost Jean Morrison announced. Alexander Green, College of Engineering associate professor of biomedical engineering, uses computational design to engineer RNA molecules that provide useful functions inside and outside living cells—research with translational implications for sensing systems, low-cost diagnostics, and biomolecular […]

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ECE Faculty Prominent Among Research Incubation Award Recipients

Eight ECE faculty members are among the recipients of the inaugural Red Hat Collaboratory Research Incubation Awards, with a combined total of approximately $1.5M in funding for their respective projects.

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Malware Apps Linger on Market for Weeks, Stringhini Finds

By Patrick L. Kennedy Even after being flagged as malicious software, malware persists on the Google Play app store for an average of 77 days, Assistant Professor Gianluca Stringhini (ECE) and colleagues found in an unprecedented study of millions of mobile app downloads in 201 countries. And it isn’t just Google. Malware apps—ranging from criminal […]

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Why the Bernie Sanders Memes Became So Popular: Backed by Research

BU’s Gianluca Stringhini explains why this meme became so popular through his research. By Caroline Amato At the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20th, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was seen in a winter coat and knit mittens looking not so happy. He was sitting with both his arms and legs crossed in a […]

Spring 2021 CISE-ENG Seed Awards Winners

By Margo Stanton Four Spring 2021 Seed Grants were awarded by the Boston University Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE) and the College of Engineering’s (ENG) Dean’s Catalyst Award program.  This joint seed-funding program is aimed at enabling CISE affiliates and ENG faculty the opportunity to kickstart innovative interdisciplinary research projects, broaden significant research areas, […]

Five ECE Faculty are 2020 Spring Research Incubation Awardees

The Hariri Institute for Computing announced their 2020 Spring Research Incubation Awards to faculty who have the potential to define new areas of research; five ECE faculty members are authors or co-authors of these incubation projects.

Professor Stringhini Presents Keynote at Computational Methods in Online Misbehavior Workshop

Online hate shared through social media platforms has developed into more of an epidemic than we may realize. Bullying, racist tweets, negative posts, memes and more allow people to easily band together and promote hatred. Like-minded people gather in polarized online communities, identify suitable targets, and proceed to carry out their attacks. In his efforts […]