IS&T Welcomes Ernie Perez as Director of Educational Technology : TechWeb : Boston University

Ernie Perez has been named Director of Educational Technology within Boston University’s Office of Digital Learning & Innovation. Reporting to Associate Provost Chris Dellarocas and Vice President and Chief Data Officer Tracy Schroeder, Ernie will play a leading role in the visioning, management, selection, and deployment of enterprise-level educational technology services.

Perez, who joined the educational technology organization in September 2019, will lead several teams, including the educational technologists, platform administrators, and instructional designers.

The Educational Technology team works with faculty and academic staff to enhance the use of teaching and learning technologies in and out of the classroom. Educational Technologists provide consulting and support for a number of services, including Blackboard Learn, WordPress, and Echo360. They also provide classroom training on a wide variety of topics.

As director, Perez will conduct need assessments, envision, lead and participate in educational technology projects, including projects associated with emerging technologies and university

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Automotive Camera Module Market Futuristic Comprehensive Insights Report [Forecast 2029] | Automation Engineering Inc (AEi Boston), Autoliv Inc

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Nov 29, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Automotive Camera Module market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Automotive Camera Module market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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Boston Scientific’s Stock Down 10%, What Comes Next?

Here is an interesting fact. While most stocks have been climbing, Boston Scientific’s stock (NYSE: BSX) is doing something different. It fell -10.5% in the last 5 trading days and is down -9.5% in November overall. Does it mean it is time to get out? We don’t think so. In fact, we believe that Boston Scientific’s stock can rebound from current levels over the next few months. We conclude this based on the stock’s pattern analysis and its underlying fundamentals. Let’s see how.

Our AI engine analyzes past patterns in stock movements to predict near term behavior for a given level of movement in the recent period, and suggests nearly a 5.8% expected return for Boston Scientific

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Boston Dynamics dog robot ‘Spot’ learns new tricks on BP oil rig

(Reuters) – Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot ‘Spot’ is learning new tricks.

FILE PHOTO: A security guard walks alongside Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot Spot during its demonstration at Tokyo Robot Collection, Japan September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Working on an oil rig operated by BP Plc nearly 190 miles (305 km) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the company is programming Spot to read gauges, look for corrosion, map out the facility and even sniff out methane on its Mad Dog rig.

Adam Ballard, BP’s facilities technology manager, said tasks performed by Spot will make the work on the rig safer by reducing the number of people. It also will free up personnel to do other work.

“Several hours a day, several operators will walk the facility; read gauges; listen for noise that doesn’t sound right; look out at the horizon for anomalies, boats that may not be caught on radar;

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Boston councilors seek to make city’s surveillance technologies transparent

A proposed ordinance from several Boston city councilors would require officials to be forthcoming regarding the surveillance technology the city has at its disposal, including how it’s used, when it’s obtained, and how information collected is shared.

The filing follows incidents in recent years where Boston police faced scrutiny from privacy advocates regarding how the department secretly acquired and used new surveillance tools.

The measure would also provide clear-cut rules about what Boston Public School student information is provided to police and when — the product of longstanding concerns surrounding how school officials and local police cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Councilors say the provisions are needed companions to the city’s ban on facial recognition surveillance technologies the council passed in June, amid evidence that currently available systems misidentify people of color at higher rates.

“The basic premise is that we are misusing public resources and exacerbating distrust when the

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Boston councilors seek to make city’s array of surveillance technologies more transparent



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A proposed ordinance from several Boston city councilors would require officials to be forthcoming regarding the surveillance technology the city has at its disposal, including how it’s used, when it’s obtained, and how information collected is shared.

The filing follows incidents in recent years where Boston police faced scrutiny from privacy advocates regarding how the department secretly acquired and used new surveillance tools.

The measure would also provide clear-cut rules about what Boston Public School student information is provided to police and when — the product of longstanding concerns surrounding how school officials and local police cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Councilors say the provisions are needed companions to the city’s ban on facial recognition surveillance technologies the council passed in June, amid evidence that currently available systems misidentify people of color at higher rates.

“The basic premise is that we are misusing public

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MaineHealth taps Boston Children’s physician with strong information technology background to lead its IT department

Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist who was drawn to the important role that technology plays in delivering world-class health care.

PORTLAND — MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest integrated health system, has selected a physician-information technology leader from Boston Children’s Hospital to lead its IT team.

Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, who is currently the senior vice president and chief information officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been chosen as chief information officer of MaineHealth. He will replace Abdul Bengali, who came to MaineHealth this past January as interim CIO shortly before Marci Dunn, the health system’s previous CIO, passed away after a long illness.

“In Dan we get an experienced and knowledgeable physician-executive with strong credentials as an information technology leader,” said Richard Petersen, president of MaineHealth.

Nigrin has been with Boston Children’s since 1995, shortly after completing medical school and his residency at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University

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Whoop expects to add hundreds of new jobs, mostly in Boston, after $100M in new funding

Wearable-technology startup Whoop plans to add hundreds of new employees, mostly in the Boston area, during the next year, with help from a new influx of $100 million from investors that the company disclosed on Wednesday.



a person posing for the camera: Whoop CEO Will Ahmed wants to double his workforce over the next year.


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Whoop CEO Will Ahmed wants to double his workforce over the next year.

This funding round essentially doubles the amount of venture dollars Whoop has received since its formation eight years ago. It also places a $1.2 billion value on the company, making it Boston’s newest “unicorn,” or startup worth more than $1 billion (on paper).

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Chief executive Will Ahmed said the company now employs 330 people, with more than 60 percent of them tied to the Boston office. That’s up from nearly 120 at the start of the year. Ahmed said he expects to double Whoop’s workforce over the next year — potentially adding 300-plus jobs, with

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How to watch Boston College vs. Georgia Tech: NCAA Football live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

Through 1 Quarter

The Boston College Eagles have gotten on the board early and have managed to keep the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets off it. The Eagles are way out in front after one quarter with a 14 to nothing lead over Georgia Tech. BC took a hit to their ego last week, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.

BC has been relying on QB Phil Jurkovec, who has passed for two TDs and 50 yards on six attempts, and WR CJ Lewis, who was on the other end of those TDs and has tacked on 28 yards receiving. Lewis hadn’t helped his team much against the Virginia Tech Hokies, so this is a nice turnaround for him.

BC and Georgia Tech both experienced trouble in their last games, but one is bound to make up for it today. The Eagles will have to keep the pressure

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Watch Boston College vs. Georgia Tech: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAA Football game

Who’s Playing

Georgia Tech @ Boston College

Current Records: Georgia Tech 2-2; Boston College 3-1

What to Know

Get ready for an ACC battle as the Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Alumni Stadium. Neither team wants a repeat from their last game since each was dealt a considerable loss.

BC has to be hurting after a devastating 40-14 defeat at the hands of the Virginia Tech Hokies last week. Boston College’s loss came about despite a quality game from WR Jaelen Gill, who caught six passes for one TD and 104 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Gill has posted more than 100 yards receiving.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech played a contest they are hoping to forget as they lost a 73-7 blowout to the Clemson Tigers last week. The Yellow Jackets were

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