AI Hiring Initiative Hones Our Expertise on Campus

From supercharging data analysis to improving human health and rehabilitation to building smarter, faster, and more reliable supply chains, AI is creating new opportunities to enhance our capabilities and understanding of our world. Industry experts predict that professions such as AI-solution architect, machine learning engineer, computer-vision expert, and roboticist will soon be in high demand.

That’s where the Boston University Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) comes in. To train the next generation of data scientists and AI practitioners, BU launched a three-year AI cluster hiring initiative in fall 2022.

Led by CDS, in collaboration with other academic units across the University, the initiative covers foundational, methodological, and use-inspired dimensions of AI. From a pool of almost 600 applicants, four were ultimately recruited: ALDO PACCHIANO, JOSHUA PETERSON, DEEPTI GHADIYARAM, and XUEZHOU ZHANG.

“We are recruiting the best of the best,” says Azer Bestavros, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and associate provost for computing and data sciences, “and positioning Boston University as a center of excellence in AI.”