Physics

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

A new tool to follow Ebola news on Twitter

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.

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Alex Vespignani with Dean J. Murray Gibson

Big Data, innovative research

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.

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Next stop: space

Physics and mechanical engineering major Rachael Tompa wants to be an astronaut. She chose Northeastern because of its co-op program which led to her experiential learning opportunity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Her next stop? Probably the International Space Station.

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RISE to the occasion

Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.

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