Can a flow of information across Twitter signal when a momentous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and an interdisciplinary group of scientists developed a method to find out. Their findings represent an initial step in constructing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.
Using statistical physics, network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed the first-ever tool to identify whether systems—be they technological, ecological, or biological—are in danger of failing.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
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.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring device that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
At the latest installment of the “Minds over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series,” Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor Alessandro Vespignani described how his lab is able to predict the spread of a disease by tracking just one person.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions.
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.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern faculty and students led interactive demos and presentations showcasing their research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Experience and Reception on Monday.