3Qs: Big Data project reaches for the ‘cloud’

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.

Does Big Data have the flu?

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.

Big data’s role in business innovation

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.

Blog:  iNSolution

Stats goes cool

On Friday I got to pre­tend I was a stu­dent again. I sat in on Auroop Ganguly’s grad­uate class, Applied Time Series and Spa­tial Sta­tis­tics for the second of two guest […]

Blog:  iNSolution

A new journal for a new science

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 […]