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Institute Junior Faculty Fellows, Research Awardees and AIR Core member Receive Tenure

The institute is pleased to announce that Junior Faculty Fellow Cara Stepp, Hariri Research Awardees Marié Abe and Joanna Davidson and AI Research Initiative Core Faculty member Kate Saenko are 4 of 24 faculty members on the Charles River Campus promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Ranging from fields such as social and health sciences, information systems, musicology, mathematics, marketing, […]

Canetti wins RSA Conference award for contributions to cryptography

RSA Conference, one of the world’s largest professional gatherings for information technology security, announced Tuesday that Boston University computer science professor Ran Canetti is one of five laureates honored this year for substantive contributions to the field. Canetti, who directs the Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security within the Rafik B. Hariri Institute […]

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

What began as a small, Hariri Institute seed-funded research project to explore new methods for analyzing social media data has grown into a Google-sponsored, award-winning research endeavor. Lei Guo, Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, received a Hariri Research Incubation award in June of 2016 to pursue her proposal, Statistically Principled […]

SAIL works with NERSCIC and LIBRE

In collaboration with Mary D. Slavin, Director of Education at the Health & Disability Research Institute, the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing developed a functional measure for spinal cord injuries (SCI) using computerized adaptive testing (CAT) platforms. In prior years, the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) has worked to implement the CAT […]