Face value

Assis­tant pro­fessor Ray­mond Fu is devel­oping facial recog­ni­tion soft­ware with appli­ca­tions ranging from adver­tising to crim­inal inves­ti­ga­tions. His research recently earned him a Young Inves­ti­gator award from the Inter­na­tional Neural Net­work Society.

Raymond Fu

Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

World-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inau­gural Robert Gray Dodge Pro­fessor of Net­work Sci­ence on Monday, when he deliv­ered a lec­ture high­lighting his research on the “sci­ence of success.”

Robert Gray Dodge Chair Installation Ceremony: Laszlo Barabasi

A VAST solution for airport security

Advanced video ana­lytics tech­nology devel­oped by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data col­lected by sur­veil­lance cam­eras at Cleve­land Hop­kins Inter­na­tional Airport.

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A new era for climate change science

New research from North­eastern cli­mate sci­en­tists sug­gests that the most recent gen­er­a­tion of models is no better at pre­dicting future out­comes than the older gen­er­a­tion. But they have a solution.

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Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary duo of North­eastern pro­fes­sors have cre­ated the first elec­tronic chip that mixes optical and elec­tronic sig­nals to per­form the most ele­men­tary com­pu­ta­tional operations—a break­through that could lead to much faster and more effi­cient elec­tronic devices.

Swastik Kar and Yung Joon Jung

3Qs: A crazy little drug called love

Research from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab con­firms what singers and film­makers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.

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Give the gift of voice

In a recent talk at TED Women, asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voice­bank Ini­tia­tive: a crowd-​​sourced plat­form that will help give per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

Co-​​op doesn’t just pro­vide stu­dents with pre­mier expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also helps many find their life’s pur­pose, said sev­eral Col­lege of Sci­ence stu­dents who shared their sto­ries at last week’s Spring Co-​​op Expo.

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Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

New Vistas in Emotion and Technology

Business leaders to students: go green

As part of the Women Who Inspire Speaker Series Tuesday night, pres­i­dents and CEOs of renew­able energy, cli­mate change, and sus­tain­ability com­pa­nies dis­cussed their careers and urged stu­dents and industry pro­fes­sionals to seize oppor­tu­ni­ties in rapidly-​​growing green industries.

Women Who Inspire: Energy, Climate and Sustainability