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Christo Wilson

Christo Wilson

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science



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Northeastern researchers unlock details of Uber’s surge pricing—and suggest ways to avoid it

A research team led by North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Christo Wilson cracked open the algo­rithm that drives Uber’s surge pricing. The team exam­ined ‘surge regions’ within cities and reports find­ings that reveal tips on how con­sumers might avoid the inflated prices.


Faculty experts weigh in on Volkswagen scandal

VW’s admitted instal­la­tion of soft­ware in diesel cars to cheat emis­sions tests raises ques­tions in fields ranging from law and busi­ness to the envi­ron­ment, public health, and tech­nology. We asked North­eastern fac­ulty experts to dis­cuss these issues.


3Qs: Online shoppers ‘Primed’ for huge deals

Web per­son­al­iza­tion expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest man­u­fac­tured shop­ping day to promise big sav­ings on scores of prod­ucts, and offers up some tips for online shop­pers looking to exer­cise their con­sumer freedom.


Take 5: The impact of Web personalization

Google’s short-​​term memory and travel web­sites over­charging shop­pers are just two of the things we learned from assis­tant pro­fessor Christo Wilson’s lec­ture on Web personalization.

06/08/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Dr. Christo Wilson, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, discussed Measuring and Understanding Personalization of Web Services, as a part of the Minds over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series held in the Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University on June 8, 2015. Staff Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Social networks’ hidden resources

Assis­tant pro­fessor Brooke Fou­cault Welles is studying how people can better under­stand and leverage their social net­works to iden­tify valu­able and pre­vi­ously unno­ticed con­nec­tions or resources. She says this work could be par­tic­u­larly valu­able for the military.

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Study: some online shoppers pay more than others

A new study co-​​authored by a team of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty and stu­dents has found numerous instances of price steering and dis­crim­i­na­tion on many pop­ular e-​​commerce retail and travel web­sites. That’s not nec­es­sarily a bad thing, they say—so long as the com­pa­nies are transparent.


3Qs: When Web reviews aren’t what they seem

Crowd­sourced social media plat­forms such as Face­book and Yelp are increas­ingly being infil­trated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legit­i­macy of some online rating sys­tems. Assis­tant pro­fessor Christo Wilson dubbed this phe­nom­enon “crowd­turfing,” and he’s deter­mined to make these sys­tems more secure.

Christo Wilson

Tweeting under pressure

Cen­sor­ship on the Chi­nese ver­sion of Twitter does little to stifle dis­course, according to researchers in Northeastern’s Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Science.

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