Ferdi Hellweger, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his research colleagues have created an advanced model aimed at exploring the role of neutral evolution in the biogeographic distribution of ocean microbes.
Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history who specializes in the digital humanities, has created a Bookworm that allows users to search references to specific words used throughout The Simpsons’ 25-season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.
Celia Pearce, a newly appointed associate professor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the interactive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on virtual worlds and multiplayer gaming if not for a prescient phone call in 1983.
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.
Jayant Kale, the new Philip R. McDonald Chair and a professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, studies the many factors that contribute to the financial decisions businesses make.
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.
Sarah Jackson, assistant professor of communication studies, weighs in on how the mainstream media and citizen journalists have covered the events in Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of an unarmed teenager has sparked protests and tensions.
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.
English professor Gary Goshgarian recently received a professional achievement award from his alma mater for his impressive career as an accomplished novelist, editor, and teacher.
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.