MassMutual Donates $1 Million to BU’s Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

Gift will fund a professor with real-world expertise, boost diversity efforts in the field, and award undergraduate stipends The construction of the Center for Computing & Data Sciences at 645-665 Commonwealth Avenue continues, with plans to open in 2022. Photo by Cydney Scott. It might seem like an unusual partnership—a 170-year-old life insurance company and […]

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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 Eric Kolaczyk has earned an international reputation for his work across bioinformatics and computational neuroscience. Photo by Cydney Scott. Eric Kolaczyk, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of mathematics and statistics, whose work across […]

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LAW’s Danielle Citron Named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow

“Genius” grant comes with $625,000 to further her research on privacy rights and hate crimes in cyberspace School of Law Professor Danielle Citron, a leading privacy scholar who has done pioneering work in combating hate crimes and other abuses in cyberspace, has been named a 2019 MacArthur fellow. Photo by Cydney Scott. Boston University’s Danielle […]

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The Transformers

Meet seven researchers who are impacting, and in some cases, revolutionizing, the human experience Boston University’s research enterprise is booming. Over 4,000 faculty across nearly 1,700 laboratories have catalyzed more scientific and social innovation than ever, attracting a torrent of new grants and funding awards. Last year, they pulled in nearly 20 percent more dollars […]

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BU Establishing New Data Sciences Faculty Unit

New academic entity aims at preparing students for work of tomorrow The creation of the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences and the construction of the Center for Computing & Data Sciences (shown above) will help BU equip generations of students with data science expertise. Image courtesy of KPMB Architects.  With BU planning to build […]

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BU’s Initiative on Cities Gets New Codirector

Katharine Lusk has played a key role in University’s urban research Katharine Lusk, who has served as executive director of BU’s Initiative on Cities since its founding in 2014, has just been named codirector of the institution. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Katharine Lusk, who helped grow BU’s Initiative on Cities (IoC) into an urban information […]

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SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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University Launches $20 Million Innovate@BU Initiative for Students

BUild Lab: IDG Capital Student Innovation Center a hub for thinkers, doers, makers, innovators Gerald Fine, who leads, and helped create, ENG’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), has been named executive director of Innovate@BU, a $20 million University-wide initiative giving all students the opportunity to engage in solving real-world problems and hands-on innovation. Photo by […]

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Trustee’s Gift Ignites Student Entrepreneurship

BU Spark! connects technology ideas with expertise, funding Ziba Cranmer leads BU Spark! the new in-house incubator for student technology projects at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. BU students have a new way to get their great ideas off their hard drives and into the world. Created […]

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