Researchers at Boston University are expanding the horizons of computer
science and information technology on a regular basis. As new technologies
become increasingly central to the pursuit of business goals, our Computer
Science faculty, staff, and students are becoming a significant resource to
industry. In the University tradition of open and free dissemination of
knowledge, we have been and will always be pleased to support and inform our
industrial colleagues. To this end, interest in our resources has reached
such a high level that we decided to establish a more formal relationship with our
The Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP), established in the Fall of
2000, aims to allow for a better, more efficient, and more
effective partnership between Boston University Computer Science (BUCS) and
members of the IT industry.
The industrial attention given to BUCS research reflects our
department's focus on cutting-edge research topics, including networking, Internet, and
the Web; security and cryptography; image and video computing; database
technology; programming systems; and operating systems.
The goals of our IAP are to accelerate and streamline the interactions
between faculty and industry colleagues; to increase the exposure of students to
opportunities for internships and employment in leading established companies as
well as in startups; and to facilitate the transfer of technology developed by
department faculty. We believe that achieving these goals is in the interest of
both our department and our IAP partners.