SE Professor & Alumni Earn Awards & Appointments

The Division of Systems Engineering (SE) is proud to announce that three SE affiliates, current and former, have recently received notable awards and appointments. Their accomplishments are wide-ranging, and the Division congratulates them on their well-merited recognition.   Yannis Paschalidis, Distinguished Professor of Engineering (ECE, BME, SE) and Director of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute […]

Tagged: , , , , ,

COVID-19 Risk Assessment to Address Inequity

This article was written by Eliza Shaw (CISE), videos produced by SE. Informing Policy, Resource Allocation and Workplace Adjustment Policies Video Part 1: Researching the risk of COVID-19 relates to the patients’ preexisting health conditions and socioeconomics factors.    COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, placing significant pressures on healthcare systems. Particularly in countries with limited […]

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hua Wang Supporting the COVID-19 Frontline in Wuhan and Massachusetts

One Professor’s Extraordinary Extracurriculars Professor Hua Wang was interviewed by Ross Cristantiello for Lexington Wicked Local. Professor Hua Wang has been organizing local residents to combat COVID-19 since Wuhan, China emerged as the virus epicenter. As president and spokesperson of the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), Wang oversaw CAAL in donating thousands of dollars and […]

Tagged: , ,

Game Changer: Azer Bestavros’ Journey from Egypt to Cambridge to BU’s Computing Mastermind

“Technology is not creative; people are creative,” says the new associate provost for computing and data sciences. By Art Jahnke, originally featured on The Brink. In December 1977, when Azer Bestavros was a 16-year-old junior in a Lasallian French school in Alexandria, Egypt, he asked for career advice from a much-admired uncle who was living […]

Tagged: , , , , ,

Eric Kolaczyk Named New Director of BU’s Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

“Data science and computing are now embedded in the human experience and informing everything we do,” CAS math professor says By Doug Most Originally featured on The Brink   Eric Kolaczyk, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of mathematics and statistics, whose work across bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, systems engineering and even social work has […]

Tagged: , , ,

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.

Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Jing Zhang

While at BU, Jing Zhang earned a PhD in Systems Engineering. Year of Graduation: 2017 Current Title: Research Scientist Company: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) I am working as a Research Scientist in the Data Analytics group at MERL. The focus of our research is on innovative high-performance algorithms that can be applied to various product […]

Tagged: , , , , , ,