By Alin K. Gregorian
MEDFORD, Mass. — Dr. Bruce Boghosian would rather discuss fluid dynamics than his career or accomplishments, but now, since his appointment as the president of the American University of Armenia (AUA), he has had to endure interviews and tributes. Boghosian, a native of Worcester, is taking the helm of the university on September 1.
Boghosian is not entirely unfamiliar with AUA or Armenia; he has taught seminars there twice and was also elected to the Armenian National Academy of Sciences as a member two years ago. “That made me interested in the scientific community in Armenia,” he said. “I enjoyed all my interactions there. I liked the whole idea of the university bringing a US model of graduate programs and using it to benefit Armenia.”
Boghosian went to Armenia in February and met with AUA faculty and alumni. “I was very impressed. They were very bright and energetic people, dedicated to their careers,” he noted.
Boghosian has been the chairman of the Math Department at Tufts University since 2006. He has taught at Tufts for 10 years, specializing in fluid dynamics. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Department of Computer Science since 2003.
Before Tufts, Boghosian was at Boston University for six years as a research professor.