Albert-László Barabási is Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, holding positions in the Departments of Physics and Biology and in the College of Computer and Information Science, and directs Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research. His research led to the discovery of scale-free networks and the Barabási-Albert model explaining their widespread emergence in natural, technological, and social systems.
Nick Beauchamp is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. His work examines how political opinions form and change as a result of discussion, deliberation and argument in domains such as legislatures, campaigns, social media, and the judiciary, using techniques from machine learning, automated text analysis, and social network analysis.
James Connolly is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. His research areas include urban planning, poverty, Geographic Information Services (GIS), environmental stewardship and organizational networks.
Rich DeJordy is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizational Development in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. His research interests include social conformity, institutions, identity, and social networks.
Martin Dias is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Information Management in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. His research interests involve the design and use of information systems that support group and interorganizational information sharing and collaboration. He is particularly interested in improving organizational performance and legitimacy through enhancing the design and implementation of interorganizational information architectures.
Silvia Dominguez is Associate Professor of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her research interests include international migration, race and ethnic relations, social networks, qualitative and ethnographic methods, and violence and mental health.
Peter Furth is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering. His research areas include traffic engineering, traffic signal control, transit signal priority, transit operations modeling, transit data collection and sampling, and bicycle transportation.
Daniel Kim, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Social Epidemiology in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. His research focuses on the social and economic determinants of population health.
Dima Krioukov is Associate Professor of Physics in the College of Science. His research interests include statistical analysis, transport/signaling processes, navigation/routing in the Internet and other complex networks, and applications of geometry and physics to the analysis of massive networks and other big data..
David Lazer is Professor of Political Science and Computer Science in the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. His research centers on social networks; governance, or how the patterns of institutional relations yield functional or dysfunctional systems; and technology and its use in communication. An authority on social networks, he has written several papers on the diffusion of information among interest groups and between these groups and the government.
Gabor Lippner is Assistant Professor of Math in the College of Science. His research interest includes discrete mathematics, spectral graph theory, and numerical methods.
Ennio Mingolla is Chair of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology in the Bouve College of Health Sciences. His work involves the development and empirical testing of neural network models of visual perception, notably the segmentation, grouping, and contour formation processes of early and middle vision in primates, and on the transition of these models to technological applications.
Alan Mislove is an Assistant Professor at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. His research interests currently lie in the area of social networks, distributed systems, and network measurement tools.
Dietmar Offenhuber is an Assistant Professor in Art and Design and in Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Art, Media and Design. His research focuses on the role of visualization and representation in urban governance and civic discourse, and he has led a number of research projects on infrastructure legibility and waste systems.
Chris Riedl is Assistant Professor for Information Systems in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and the College of Computer and Information Science. His research is in business analytics, data science, “Big Data,” and computational social science which he applies to substantive questions in decision making by experts and non-experts (collective intelligence), social media and online social networks, and individual and team productivity.
Milica Stojanovic is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. Her research is in the areas of digital communications, signal processing, and communication networks. She is interested in communication system design and performance analysis for time-varying channels, with related applications to mobile wireless, and in particular to underwater acoustic communication channels.
Yizhou Sun is Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. Her principal research interests are in large-scale information and social networks, and more generally in data mining, database systems, statistics, machine learning, information retrieval, and network science, with a focus on modeling novel problems and proposing scalable algorithms for large-scale, real-world applications, including but not limited to: social computing, social media, business intelligence, medical and health informatics, and cyber-physical systems.
Alessandro Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University where he leads the Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-technical Systems. Professor Vespignani is a member of the Physics Department, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the Academy of Europe. His current research models diffusion phenomena in complex systems, including realistic and data-driven computational modeling of the spread of infectious diseases.
Brooke Foucault Welles is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media and Design. Her research examines in how social networks shape and constrain behavior, with a particular emphasis on how new media change the role that networks play in our daily social interactions. Her recent work has examined how networks influence friendship selection in online games and virtual worlds, and how network structure influences the development of trust in computer-mediated groups.
Christo Wilson is Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. His research interests include online social networks, security and privacy, and datacenter networks, and how they interrelate: the security of social networks, and the datacenter networks and distributed systems that power social networks and other large-scale web services.
Edmund Yeh is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. His research interests include smart power grids, wireless networking, network economic, future network architecture, and network science.