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.