An international team led by Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani has developed a unique computational model that uses Twitter to project the spread of the seasonal flu in real time. With it, public health agencies can plan ahead, allocating medical resources and launching preventative care campaigns.
As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how they—and by extension we—can be part of the global solution.
California’s Department of Public Health announced last week that a child contracted the plague after visiting Yosemite National Park in July, the third reported case this year. With the plague’s recent return to the news, we took a look at some myths and truths about the centuries-old disease.
College of Science professor Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned network scientist, is working to forecast the spread of the flu.
A new Web tool co-developed by network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab pulls Twitter mentions of Ebola-related keywords and displays them on an interactive world map – allowing the public to follow the latest news and discussion in real time.
Four professors in the College of Science explain what drives their passion for science and discovery.
With the deadly Ebola outbreak continuing, Professor Alessandro Vespignani discusses the spread of infectious diseases.
In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespignani and his collaborators provide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.
Network science has the potential to solve major national challenges in health, security, and sustainability, said two Northeastern University professors in a briefing on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
According to a new computer modeling research study from Northeastern University network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, when it comes to bioterrorist attacks, “diseases have no borders.”