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David Luzzi appointed to new dual role in leading Northeastern initiatives in security, innovation

Provost and Senior Vice Pres­i­dent for Aca­d­emic Affairs James C. Bean has appointed David Luzzi vice provost for research inno­va­tion and devel­op­ment and vice pres­i­dent for the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Inno­va­tion Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.

Valkyrie Robot

Valkyrie’s Head: Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 125 Kg The head has three rota­tions and joints that each move inde­pen­dently Four pow­erful com­puters run the robot’s con­trollers and process sensor information […]

3Qs: Making sense of the encryption debate

Last week, pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates in both the Repub­lican and Demo­c­ratic debates offered some inter­esting views about the Internet. Here, Daniel Wichs, an expert in modern cryp­tog­raphy and an assis­tant pro­fessor of com­puter sci­ence, weighs in on the debate about Internet security.

Energy co-​​ops power student’s passion for the industry

Here’s a look at how North­eastern senior Nicholas Dowmon’s three co-​​ops in the energy sector—including an inter­na­tional co-​​op in Brazil—“became increas­ingly more inter­esting, more chal­lenging, and more impactful.”

NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research

North­eastern and MIT are the only uni­ver­si­ties in the country chosen by NASA to per­form advanced research and devel­op­ment work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astro­nauts to Mars.

Researchers develop system to control information leaks from smartphone apps

A research team led by Northeastern’s David Choffnes has found “exten­sive” leakage of users’ per­sonal iden­ti­fying infor­ma­tion from apps on mobile devices, including pass­words. Their unique ReCon cloud-​​based system can detect those leaks and give you the tools to stop them.