The rate of progress in computing and technology is increasing at warp speed. A commonly-held computational truism, known as Moore’s Law, asserts that computer processor performance doubles every 18 months. […]
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New faculty member J. Benjamin Hutchinson explores how our experiences from the past influence what we pay attention to in the present. His findings could contribute to our understanding of ADHD and other learning conditions as well as lead to strategies to help people stay focused when attending to a task.
Ben Anderson and Yin Wang, the co-founders of Amino, a mobile-based social service aimed at connecting users with niche interests, won’t rest until their product is in the hands of every single smartphone-wielding customer in the world. With the help of $19 million in recent funding, the startup just might achieve that goal.
In Rebecca Shansky’s course on biological psychology, students learn how to critically analyze academic papers while simultaneously gaining a solid footing in the literature exploring the ways animal research contributes to our understanding of psychiatric disorders.
In the first installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories and bright ideas primed to make headlines in the new year, faculty experts explain that politically motivated cyberattacks will continue, innovative solutions to climate change are on the horizon, and bipartisan support for healthcare legislation is possible.
The holidays are billed as a time of joy, but they can also be a time of increased stress for many people. We asked psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett about that stress and what we can do to minimize the feelings that result.
Carla Brodley, dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, was honored by the Association of Computing Machinery for her research in applied machine learning and her leadership in promoting participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, damaging more than 1,400 structures and killing 14 people. Last week, two juveniles were charged with aggravated arson in connection with them. Northeastern’s Auroop Ganguly, an expert on climate extremes, notes that the “chain of causality” in such events is complex, with human activity significant but other factors, including climate change, also playing a role.
During a presentation to an architecture class on Monday, President Aoun discussed everything from how higher education has changed in the past decade to the vision that brought the soon-to-be-completed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex to life. Here are some highlights from the conversation.
In the “gig economy,” where algorithms drive matches between workers and customers, hiring someone should be bias free, right? Not so, according to new research led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson. The findings suggest racial and gender biases exhibited by two prominent online freelance marketplaces, TaskRabbit and Fiverr.
For many, reading about complex scientific research and innovation can be a daunting task. But the students behind NU Sci—Northeastern’s student-run science magazine—are working to change that.
Our photographers give you an exclusive glimpse inside the new 225,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex as construction nears completion.