US State Department Send Digital Experts to Talk with BU Digital Forensics Faculty

On November 21st the digital forensics experts belonging to the Dutch Child Exploitation Team requested interviews from MET faculty digital forensics faculty upon recommendation from the US State Department. They were seeking to understand how we teach Digital Forensics in our cyber security program. Visiting digital expert, Dr. E.H.A. Kuijl (Eric) described how incident response worked in his country, and illustrated the practices and challenges within the context of their Child Exploitation investigations in Holland. He interviewed Prof. Vijay Kanabar of MET Computer Science faculty for over two hours asking about various US practices and especially our educational curriculum . They were impressed with how we teach Digital Forensics  to several hundred students each year at a distance, and impressed with how we provide practical exposure to various digital forensics tools to our students.  Prof. Ginny Greiman briefly described her research and knowledge in the field of cybersecurity within this context as well.  Julia Burstein, the Director of IT described to the visitors our virtual environment where the software is housed.

Olympic Hockey – USA Got Silver but four BU Students Get Gold!

Boston University BU, athletics womens hockey, team canada, Sochi winter olympics 2014, gold metal, Marie-Philip Poulin, Catherine West, Jenn Wakefield, Tata Watchorn, Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Women

Members of Team Canada’s women’s ice hockey team, among them Terriers Tara Watchorn and Catherine Ward (second row, fifth and sixth from left), Jenn Wakefield (top row, far right), and Marie-Philip Poulin (below Wakefield). Photo by David Goldman/AP

Distance Education

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Vijay Kanabar on Distance Education

Click here to view the video or click on the above to read more about blended education.


International survey puts BU in top 10 U.S. schools, 17th worldwide

University Grads Rated Among World’s Most Employable

International survey puts BU in top 10 U.S. schools, 17th worldwide


Busy Managing Two Conferences!

My Project Management skills are being richly tested as I manage two conferences –
and Computer Science Education and Computer Science research conference. (

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Playing with the Samsung 10.1 tablet now. And considering buying the Kindle Fire. Will tell you which is working out for me soon.


Students, Alumni and Friends – Possibly relatives with the last name Kanabar! Will keep my website alive with some posts. Will not encourage any discussions. No time for that.