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.
Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study led by Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth.
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.
Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a science journalist who writes for such outlets as National Geographic, Everyday Health, and Scientific American. She was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Matt Hall, @kwinkunks, is a geologist turned geophysicist with Agile*. He was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 16.
Learn how social media users at any level can leverage the latest new media tools to communicate with the world; research topics of interest; build relationships and be more efficient while doing so.
Nazneen Rahman is a geneticist in the UK who finds genes that predispose to cancer and use them to help patients. She was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
You’ve been using social media for years to keep up with your friends, but what about networking and trying to get a job?
Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned expert in network science, was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
In a special #sciencechat we look at some of the facts and figures of the College of Science at Northeastern University.