Category Archives: Kudos
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Ningfan Mi was recently named one of 42 recipients of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award. She plans to use this award to figure out a better way to manage the vast amount of information sharing that takes place online—and push that massive technical challenge even further into the background for end users.
Northeastern University law professor Margaret Burnham was recognized by the Museum of African American History for her work as a civil rights lawyer, educator, and activist, as well as for being the first African American woman to serve in the Massachusetts judiciary.
Assistant professor of pharmaceutical science Tania Konry is developing new testing platforms to make her revolutionary ScanDrop system relevant for a host of diagnostic and research applications.
It’s a concept that had become universally understood: humans experience six basic emotions—happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and surprise—and use the same set of facial movements to express them. What’s more, we can recognize emotions on another’s face, whether that person hails from Boston or Borneo.
Electrical and computer engineer professor, Octavia Camps, ALERT consultant and director of Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, Richard Moore, professor and ALERT director Michael Silevitch and John Beaty, Director of Technology at ALERT Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center, help TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Lisa Feldman Barrett compiled data that scientists have collected over the years, confirming that yes, love is indeed a kind of drug. Shir Atzil, a postdoctoral research associate in Barrett’s lab, explains the findings.
Northeastern researchers are investigating the heart from a variety of perspectives. Assistant professor of chemical engineering Eno Ebong implies that if the heart muscle were a tree, then she would be interested in its vascular roots. In particular, she’s investigating how blood vessel plaque growth—a precursor to heart attack—can be controlled by reinforcing the protective sugar coat, called the glycocalyx, that lines our blood vessels.
Virtual humans, relational robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-tracking technologies were among the innovative research projects highlighted at a daylong conference at Northeastern that explored the intersection of emotion science and technology. The minds behind most of these projects discussed their research throughout the day during panel discussions with experts from a range of disciplines including game design, psychology, and health sciences.
Mindy Lubber is the president of Ceres, a nonprofit organization that’s mobilizing businesses to integrate sustainability into their bottom lines. She manages a $10 trillion investment fund focused on evaluating the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Marcy Reed, Wendi Goldsmith, and Mindy Lubber discussed how their leadership is inspiring a new era for sustainability at the fifth event in Northesatern’s Women Who Inspire series.