Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Northeastern University associate professor of mathematics Ivan Loseu was named a Sloan 2014 Research Fellow for his contributions to the field of representation theory, a sophisticated branch of algebra.
Spite is a puzzling human behavior that seemingly affords no value to its owner. But new research from assistant professor of philosophy Rory Smead reveals that spitefulness may actually be the unlikely origin of the kindly act of fairness.
Drug overdoses are reportedly on the rise both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts State Police has reported 185 fatalities since Nov. 1, which doesn’t include the large cities of Boston, … read more »
New research from University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab refutes a decades-old belief in emotion science—that emotions are universally recognized across people and cultures.
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.
A team of Northeastern students placed first at the 29th Annual International Model NATO conference in Washington, D.C., a feat that is even more impressive when considering the circumstances under which the group won.
Northeastern University sociologist Timothy Hoff has found that the healthcare system’s emphasis on efficiency and technology has made it much more transactional and impersonal.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.
Assistant professor Raymond Fu is developing facial recognition software with applications ranging from advertising to criminal investigations. His research recently earned him a Young Investigator award from the International Neural Network Society.
World-renowned network scientist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inaugural Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science on Monday, when he delivered a lecture highlighting his research on the “science of success.”
Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.