Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.
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Northeastern convened an interdisciplinary group of researchers for the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, where experts discussed and showcased avatars that could be used in a variety of healthcare applications.
Northeastern University convened experts from industry, government, and academia last week to discuss advancements in next-generation energy storage and battery technologies—both of which have major implications for global challenges in energy consumption, materials shortages, and climate change.
With support from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University will partner with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to provide co-op experiences to undergraduate students, who will receive training to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research.
Assigning credit for science papers with multiple authors can sometimes be a challenge. But a paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research offers a new way to allocate this credit.
Northeastern cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda and his colleagues have produced groundbreaking research that sheds light on targeted attacks, which represent the growing majority of cyberespionage worldwide taking place today.
Nutrons 125, Northeastern’s robotic engineering student club, offers area high school students the chance to design, build, and test a robot in competitions around the region.
Adults and children hold equally stereotypical views about gender, according to new research from associate professor of psychology John Coley’s lab.
Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson, two student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.
In a new paper, Northeastern researchers show how they’ve used advanced computational data science tools to demonstrate that despite global warming, we may still experience severe cold snaps due to increasing variability in temperature extremes.
Northeastern professor and network scientist Alessandro Vespignani—a world-renowned expert who has developed computational models to predict the spread of disease—discusses the recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa.
New research from Purnima Ratilal, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering whose expertise is in underwater acoustic sensing methods, provides high-resolution localization data of sperm whales swimming in shallow continental shelf waters.