IT Leader Appointed Chair of Higher Ed Nonprofit

Tracy Schroeder leads group representing 1,800 colleges and universities Tracy Schroeder took the helm of nonprofit Educause, which she calls “an extraordinary organization that includes a diverse group of professionals,” in October. Photo (left) by Dan Aguirre. BU’s top information technology administrator has been appointed chair of an international nonprofit association that helps universities use IT to improve […]

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The Cities of Tomorrow: How Research and Innovation Can Help Address the U.S. Infrastructure Crises

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University co-hosted a discussion of the future of federal policies for smart cities and the cutting edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A Washington, DC 20005 […]

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SPH Welcomes New Global Health Chair

Patricia Hibberd wants to leverage technology to save young lives When Patricia Hibberd (above) looks at her smartphone, she sees a chance to save young lives. Hibberd, the new chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has been working in Malawi, India, and Pakistan to develop a low-cost thermal imaging system […]

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Someday, You’ll Have Supercomputing in Your Hand

ENG prof advised US government on developing exascale computing Roscoe Giles testified before Congress in 2013 as an advisor to Uncle Sam on developing the next generation of supercomputers. Photo (left) courtesy of Roscoe Giles. Some time ago, Roscoe Giles gave a talk to BU computer scientists where he used his iPad 3—a handheld, aging […]

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Cybersecurity Experts Go to Washington

Sharon Goldberg briefs Congressional staffers on internet insecurities Expert panelists at a recent Capitol Hill cybersecurity briefing sponsored by BU and the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus: FTC Office of Technology, Research, and Investigation research director Joseph Calandrino (from left), Center for Democracy & Technology chief technologist Joseph Lorenzo Hall, and Sharon Goldberg, a CAS associate professor […]

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The Other 95%: The Unsecure Internet You Don’t Know About

Boston University Provost Jean Morrison and honorary co-hosts the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus hosted an illuminating panel discussion with leading researchers, policymakers, and government officials on the true breadth of Internet insecurity and what can (or can’t) be done to fix it.  Speakers:  Sharon Goldberg, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Boston University Joseph Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology […]

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BU BioScience Academy Graduates 15

Year of intensive study and internships launch Class of 2016 in new career field View the slideshow to meet the 2016 graduates of BU’s BIoScience Academy certificate program. (Not pictured: Nandita Bhattacharaya). Photos by Cydney Scott. When Jesse Logan applied for a certificate program in applied biotechnology at BU’s BioScience Academy (BSA), she was at loose […]

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MassDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Comm Ave Makeover

State will outline roadway’s deck replacement, address concerns The commonwealth will begin next summer to replace the aging Comm Ave Bridge over the Mass Pike between BU’s central and west campuses. Graphic courtesy of MassDOT. The public is invited to a meeting to discuss a major construction project that will replace the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over […]

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US Secretary of Energy Moniz to Receive Honorary Degree

Focuses on clean energy, nuclear issues Ernest Moniz. Photo (left) courtesy of the Department of Energy.  Engineering a clean-energy future is very much on Ernest J. Moniz’s mind these days, as the world tries to turn the Paris Agreement on climate into action to reduce global warming. As US Secretary of Energy, Moniz directs the […]

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