A team led by Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani responded to a “call to arms” to model the spread of the Zika virus, revealing the disparity between the number of reported cases and the number of projected cases of this largely asymptomatic disease. The results will help countries in the Americas plan a response.
As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how they—and by extension we—can be part of the global solution.
Can a flow of information across Twitter signal when a momentous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and an interdisciplinary group of scientists developed a method to find out. Their findings represent an initial step in constructing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
California’s Department of Public Health announced that a child contracted the plague after visiting Yosemite National Park in July, the third reported case this year. With the plague’s recent return to the news, we took a look at some myths and truths about the centuries-old disease.
Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned statistical physicist, is working to forecast the spread of the flu.
A new Web tool co-developed by network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab pulls Twitter mentions of Ebola-related keywords and displays them on an interactive world map—allowing the public to follow the latest news and discussion in real time.
Four professors in the College of Science explained what drives their passion for science and discovery at a campus event Thursday night.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern faculty and students led interactive demos and presentations showcasing research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Experience and Reception on Monday.
Northeastern University faculty from multiple disciplines bring their expertise to the Ebola crisis.
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.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
What would happen if hazardous biological research accidentally escaped the lab? Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern professor and world-renowned statistical physicist, conducted a computational experiment to find out.
Northeastern professors David Lazer, an authority on social networks, and Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned statistical physicist, addressed members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a briefing on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
In new research, network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team show through computational modeling that a hypothetical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four countries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.
The pioneering degree program, which will begin this fall, will focus on an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the underlying complexity of various systems.
Network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who studies the spread of diseases, explains the pandemic potential of the emerging H7N9 bird flu and why it’s different from past strains.
At the world’s largest science conference, Northeastern scholars urged interdisciplinary communication to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
In 2009, Northeastern University network scientist Alessandro Vespignani developed a computational model that predicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these predictions were highly accurate.
Alessandro Vespignani, the Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of physics, computer science and health sciences, believes that complex systems science has the potential to solve real-world challenges.
Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed a new mathematical algorithm that improves the predictive power of human behavioral patterns
Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor of Physics, explains how he and his Northeastern colleagues are exploring complex networks that emerge in nature, science and technology.
Network scientist Alessandro Vespignani discusses the motivations for and implications of controversial research that could yield a better understanding of the spread of influenza viruses.
Northeastern is hosting an exhibit that showcases how mapmakers today are exploring what it means to visualize science: its principles and interconnections.
World-renowned statistical physicist Alessandro Vespignani was installed as Northeastern University’s Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of Physics on Tuesday in the Raytheon Amphitheater.
Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern’s newly appointed Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of Physics, was recognized for his research on the spread of epidemics.
Network scientists David Lazer and Alessandro Vespignani are awarded a major grant for interdisciplinary work analyzing the interdependence of networks in different kinds of systems.
Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned statistical physicist, has conducted landmark research on the spread of viruses.