Transformative Research

Computation and digital data are becoming increasingly important to every area of research at BU.

While some fields, such as physics, have been applying computational techniques for decades, others, such as archaeology, have barely scratched the surface. For researchers across BU, the quantity and availability of digital data is increasing at a ferocious rate.

The Institute is committed to supporting a growing cadre of scientists who think computationally, and who can apply a growing body of analytical techniques in solving hard research problems. Central to the Institute's success in doing so is expertise around artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and privacy and security—both independently and in combination with each other.