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.
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.
When it comes to fighting diseases in the 21st century, Big Data is becoming an integral weapon. At the forefront of this battle is world-renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who […]
Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history and a core faculty member in the NU Lab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, conducted a word-by-word analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern faculty and students led interactive demos and presentations showcasing research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Experience and Reception on Monday.
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.
Northeastern, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, hosted a workshop to introduce military historians to digital tools that could help them advance their own work and forge new collaborations with colleagues.
Northeastern has several exciting and engaging events planned this month. Here are five, which range from campus art and Huskies hockey to Big Data research and Profiles in Innovation.
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.
In a new paper, Northeastern researchers show how they’ve used advanced computational data science tools to demonstrate that despite global warming, we may still experience severe cold snaps due to increasing variability in temperature extremes.
A new study using sociometers—devices that track individuals’ interactions with one another—suggests that context plays a large role in whether or not women talk more than men.
Northeastern post-doctoral researcher Brian Keegan explains the science, the debate, and the implications of a recent Facebook study on the spread of emotion through the social network in a guest blog post on iNSolution.
Northeastern is a key partner in the Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur Big Data innovation.
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.
New research from Northeastern climate scientists suggests that the most recent generation of models is no better at predicting future outcomes than the older generation. But they have a solution.
New assistant professor Christoph Riedl applies his research interests in data science and computational social science to study substantive research questions in areas ranging from online social networks to decision-making, teamwork, and productivity.
Ryan Cordell, an assistant professor of English and a digital humanities expert, is using a newly digitized corpora of historical texts, including newspapers, magazines, and novels, to identify the popular elements of 19th-century culture.
A new Gallery 360 exhibit highlights Northeastern’s commitment to leading research and education on understanding “big data” and complexity through information design and visualization.
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Here’s a statistic for you: From internet and mobile phone use to credit card transactions and voting records, we now generate more socio-economic data each 1.2 years than we did […]