Find session slides, video recordings, and other materials from past events related to data science research.

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: 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: 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: Data Science for Racial Equity (2021)

Faculty Hosts: Azer Bestavros, Associate Provost, Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, and Ibram X. Kendi, Director and Founder, Center for Antiracist Research The need for research that exposes racist policy implications and informs policy makers and the public on antiracist alternatives could not be more urgent. Data science can be the window through which […]

Come Together, Right Now: Convergence & Collaboration Around Cloud Computing, Data Security, and AI (2020)

Hosted by the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering We are producing ever-increasing quantities of data. These data are connected to many of the most fundamental and important challenges facing society. Yet without thoughtful collaboration and intentional strategies for convergence, data remains siloed from related data and from the increasingly […]

Research on Tap: Understanding and Forecasting Change in Our Natural World (2018)

Hosted by Michael Dietze, Associate Professor, Earth & Environment, CAS As society increasingly faces unprecedented environmental challenges, ecologists are being asked to provide the best available scientific information about future events. The field of ecological forecasting connects data and models to project our current understanding of ecological processes into new places and times. Attend this […]

Research on Tap: The Many Facets of Cybersecurity Research (2017)

In an age of high-profile hacking, mass information breaches, and crippling malware attacks, our ability to keep information safe from harm is more pressing than ever. BU’s leading cybersecurity expert, Ran Canetti, Professor, Computer Science, CAS, and Director, Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS), led this Research on Tap discussion that tackled […]

Research on Tap: Shaping the New Human-Technology Frontier: Current Research at BU (2016)

Hosted by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, ENG. Advances in interdisciplinary science and engineering promise to bring about a world in which technologies – sensors, communication, computation, and intelligence – are embedded around, on, and in us. This Research on Tap session brought together faculty from across BU who develop technology that directly impacts human […]

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