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Published on Apr 4, 2014
Recognizing senior and junior faculty for major contributions to their fields and to society at large, the College of Engineering has bestowed its annual Distinguished Scholar Award on Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE).
The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior faculty members who have helped move their field and society forward through outstanding, high-impact research, and provides the recipient with a public forum to discuss his or her work before the Boston University academic community.
In conjunction with his award, Cassandras delivered a public lecture, "Complexity Made Simple (at a Small Price)". Cassandras highlights methods he's developed to solve difficult problems by exploiting their specific structure, asking the "right" questions and challenging some conventional engineering approaches — and show how these methods have resulted in energy savings, enhanced security and other benefits.