Category: Spotlight Research

BU ECE Students receive Best Paper Award at the ASIA Conference on Computer and Communication Security 2018

Realizing that the correlation between malware and HPC traces does not establish causation, Boston University graduate students Boyou Zhou, Rasoul Jahanshahi and Anmol Gupta, under the supervision of Professors Manuel Egele and Ajay Joshi, evaluated works that propose this HPC-based methodology for malware detection.

Shrinking Down Soft Robots

A novel four-step process has been developed by researchers including Assistant Professor Tommaso Ranzani (ME) and Assistant Professor Sheila Russo (ME) to construct microfluidic origami for reconfigurable pneumatic/hydraulic (MORPH) systems. Their work, published in Advanced Materials, details the process and demonstrates its capabilities with the fabrication of a highly complex soft structure.

‘Frankenstein’ proteins offer better control for immunotherapy

Researchers have come up with a tool that offers a means of control over engineered cells, and it comes from a seemingly unlikely source: the hepatitis C genome. In combination with a widely available antiviral medication, the new system offers a novel tool: a highly specific way to turn engineered cells on and off, with an existing, proven medication.

Bespoke Biology

With the development of a DIY framework named eVOLVER, Assistant Professor Ahmad ‘Mo’ Khalil (BME) is hoping to disrupt a longstanding experimental compromise. The work has been published online and is scheduled to appear as the cover story of the July issue of Nature Biotechnology.

Innovation in Ideation

Natural disasters have plagued civilization since the beginning, and although our understanding of them has improved over the centuries, too […]