In an age of increasingly sophisticated computer hacks, new professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru designs systems that can withstand misconfigurations and cyberattacks.
“Coming out was like showing people who I am for the very first time,” said Alex Ahmed, PhD’19. “I wasn’t a different person, but there was something about me that was very different, something that could change how you see me.”
It’s not every day that a scientist gets a theory named after him. But when seismologists learned of Northeastern professor George Adams’s theory to help predict earthquake damage, they knew just what to call it: Adams Instability.
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.
Kimberly Eddleston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is one of four professors to be recognized with a Distinguished Professorship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The award will support her innovative research on family businesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.
Students explored a wealth of research opportunities in a range of fields, from nanomedicine and environmental health to magnetic sensing and machine learning.
The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will establish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pollutant exposure and psychosocial risk factors impact the health and development of children living on the island’s heavily contaminated northern coast.
Eno Ebong, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, harnesses the power of multiple fields—from chemical engineering to nanomedicine—to lay the groundwork for treating vascular disease.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Jean McGuire, a professor of the practice in the Department of Health Sciences, will deliver remarks in honor of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act.
The $20.4 million cooperative agreement provides a unique mechanism for Northeastern to obtain expedited funding for research in designing and developing advanced engineered materials with security applications, and expands on the university’s leadership in security and resilience research.
Coral DNA could improve ocean conservation and reveal secrets about our own evolutionary history. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center have made it easy to extract coral tissue aboard a ship and preserve the DNA for analysis.
In a recently published study, Northeastern University assistant professor Daniel T. O’Brien offered a new model for advancing the study of neighborhood dynamics. He leveraged Big Data to shed new light on what factors predict crime in urban neighborhoods, finding that private conflict—not public disorder—is a strong indicator.
Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, Northeastern professor Stephen Flynn examines how the catastrophic event vaulted our ability to recover from natural disasters into a national priority.
Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
Blurb: When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, explains why misconceptions about emotion persist, how our emotional brains change as we age, and the role of context in what we feel.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III visited campus on Wednesday to observe the university’s efforts to bolster interest and participation in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
On National Oyster Day, two Northeastern ecology experts weigh in on whether mass consumption of the briny, melt-in-your-mouth mollusks pose a danger to our coastal ecosystems.
Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first offshore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assistant professor who studies offshore wind structures, holds forth on the environmental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-resistant offshore wind turbines.
Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has potential applications for improved cellphone cameras and tiny transistors that when multiplied by the billions could fuel computers.
University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis and his colleagues match findings in the lab with ones from human subjects to advance customized antibiotic treatments.
A recent news report suggests that more than 900 million Android phones could be at risk for cyberattacks. We asked Northeastern research scientist Collin Mulliner to offer up some strategies for keeping your device safe.
Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.
Northeastern associate professor Jessica Hoffman and a team of researchers examined middle and high schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their encouraging findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools.
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.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.
We asked Northeastern University–Seattle’s new director of computer science programs to discuss his vision for these programs and where the computer science industry is headed.
The once 75-foot-high snow pile hovering over the Seaport District brings the issue of surface-water pollutants into plain view, says Northeastern associate professor Ferdi Hellweger.
Mark Patterson is discussing Aquaman at a Comic-Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-culture convention in costume as a coral polyp, raising awareness about the dangers of microplastics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.