Category: SE Spotlight-Research

ENG Robotics Programs Listed Among Nation’s Best

Boston University makes the short list of top Robotics Universities, according to Analytics Insight. The Robotics Lab at Boston University’s college of engineering offers three distinct research topics to impart the knowledge of how to program and create robotic automation among its students. Boston University Robotics Lab is a self-contained research facility situated in the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) on Boston University’s Charles River campus.

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

“There is a lot of information about every one of us, in EHRs, in smart phones, in smart watches, and in other tracking devices,” Iaonnis Paschalidis, Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Professor, told HealthITAnalytics.com. “We can now analyze what happens to patients in real time and characterize the status and health condition of each individual.”

US News Lists BU among Most Innovative Universities

BU was named one of the most innovative national universities for the first time in the 2019 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, out today. “I think there’s a general understanding that the world of higher education is changing rapidly,” says Gerald Fine (MSE, ME). “The leadership of the University has created an environment where experimentation in better ways to educate students is encouraged.”

Rebecca Khurshid Joins Systems Engineering to Advance the Relationship Between Humans and Robots

Khurshid heads the BU CAIR Laboratory and opens doors to SE graduate students this fall. Systems engineers further CAIR productivity by offering a strong mathematical background to model the complexities of systems consisting of human beings and robots. These models can then be used to generate desired behaviors in a robotic partner.

Cassandras, Paschalidis Lend Smart Cities Knowledge to Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two.

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

The following article was published on the Hariri Institute’s website on Friday, March 16th, 2018. To see the complete list […]

The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

Phillips (affiliated SE professor) and a team of researchers from several universities and nonprofits are finding out, and they are concerned. Of the 108 volatile organic compounds, or substances that easily become vapors or gases, found in gas from four Massachusetts municipalities tested, 27 are chemicals that are considered hazardous by federal Clean Air Act standards, and 12 are suspected carcinogens.