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BC Alum Brett Beaulieu-Jones and CS Dept. Chairperson Sergio Alvarez

Emmy Winning-BC Alum Visits CS Department

BC Alumni Brett Beaulieu-Jones (BC CS '11) visited the CS department this week and gave a guest lecture in Prof. Alvarez's machine learning course.

CS Student with VR Goggles

Computer Science Students Bring a Classic to Life in Virtual Reality

A unique digital humanities project known as Joycestick is utilizing a series of analytical and creative tools that will allow James Joyce enthusiasts to explore the author’s monumental tome, Ulysses.

antibiotics diagram

BC Scientists Explore Antibiotic Resistance

Using a novel gene sequencing technique, Boston College Professor of Biology Tim van Opijnen and Assistant Professor of Computer Science José Bento found that two strains of the same bacteria combat a common antibiotic with mostly different sets of genes and their underlying genetic networks, pointing to the need to develop antibiotic-sensitivity profiles for different bacterial species and the strains within them. (BC News)

Hiring For Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Computer Science at Boston College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2017.  /schools/cas/cs/JoinUs.html

The Department of Computer Science at Boston College invites applications for two full-time, non tenure-track faculty positions, starting September 2017.  /schools/cas/cs/JoinUs.html

CS Students Participate in Big Data Symposium

Ten undergraduate independent research projects—launched in the departments of biology, biochemistry, classical studies, computer science, economics, finance, information systems, and physics—were displayed at the University’s daylong symposium on big data held March 16 in the Newton and Brighton Rooms. http://at.bc.edu/posterseason/

NIH Awards $10M to BC-led team

José Bento from Computer Science, Tim van Opijnen from Biology; Jason Rosch from St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Vaughn Cooper from Pittsburg University and Ralph Isberg from Tufts University have received a $10-million NIH grant to study how the immune system, bacteria, and antibiotics interact, and develop tools to help researchers to forecast resistant bacteria and optimal treatments. Office of News & Public Affairs.

 

Student Profile

Jesse Mu

Jesse Mu '17 isn't your typical Computer Science student. The Omaha, Nebraska native and recent recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship has "one foot in Computer Science, and the other in Psychology."

Alumna Profile

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith '11 believes computer science is ”the perfect synthesis of math, logic, and technology”. She credits BC for not only teaching her technical skills, but also the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to be prepared for a CS job.