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Research on Tap: Neuroscience to Data Science and Back (2023)

The human brain has 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synaptic connections. Making sense of the all the information being processed is one of the greatest challenges in neuroscience. To truly understand the brain, we need to harness the tools and methods of data science, including new computational, statistical, and analytical approaches. Furthermore, the relationship […]

Research on Tap: Broadening Participation in Computing (2023)

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of Research Broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups in computing and data sciences is an imperative recognized by leaders of academic institutions, industry, and the government. Related efforts aim to ensure that the research, solutions, and benefits emerging from these disciplines […]

Research on Tap: Environmental Cultures, Power, and Equity (2023)

Hosts: Caterina Scaramelli, Research Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Earth & Environment, and Cutler Cleveland, Professor, Earth & Environment and Associate Director of the Institute for Global Sustainability Scholarly and policy work to attain environmental, energy, and climate justice is often rooted in present-day solutions and new technologies, and in a regional focus on the Global […]

Research on Tap: Safety, Justice, and Health in US Cities (2023)

Hosts: Jonathan Jay, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, and Jessica Simes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Arts & Sciences Community violence and the criminal legal system are gaining recognition as important determinants of health. An emerging literature demonstrates that these factors influence health not only […]

Research on Tap: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (2023)

Hosts: Yannis Paschalidis, Director, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, and Sean Andersson, Interim Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering The adoption of robotics and, more broadly, automation has been growing at a rapid pace worldwide. Globally, the robotics market was valued at $40 billion in 2019 and is projected to […]

Research on Tap: China and the World (2023)

Co-sponsored by the Global Development Policy Center and the Center for the Study of Asia China has the world’s largest population, the world’s second largest economy, and is the third largest country in size. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is now also shaping trade and finance at the global level. Few nations have the same […]

Research on Tap: Developing Technologies for a Sustainable Future (2022)

Faculty Hosts: Emily Ryan (College of Engineering) and Xi Ling (College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry) Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword, but an environmental, economic and social driver that is changing our daily lives in almost every imaginable way. Sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, agriculture and construction — industries which define […]

Research on Tap: Artificial Intelligence for Biomedicine and Healthcare (2022)

Faculty Hosts: Lei Tian, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; David Boas, Director, Neurophotonics Center; and Yannis Paschalidis, Director Hariri Institute Advances in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) are driving a revolution in biomedical research and clinical healthcare. These methods include predictive health-analytics for modeling diseases with chronic conditions, neurodegenerative […]

Research on Tap: Neuromonitoring Brain Health and Recovery (2022)

Faculty Host: Swathi Kiran, James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation This Research on Tap event will highlight the interdisciplinary work at Boston University that integrates health data, both brain data and behavioral data, with state of the art computing methods to develop models for precision medicine in neurological disease (e.g., stroke, dementia, traumatic […]

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