Here’s your one-​​stop-​​shop for tracking Boston’s food trucks

As the food truck industry con­tinues to grow in Boston, one group of recent North­eastern grad­u­ates has devel­oped a web­site that tracks the mobile eateries’ sched­ules and loca­tions in real time.

Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

Through Northeastern’s pop­u­la­tion health doc­toral pro­gram, Cas­sidy Griffin com­bines her doc­toral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-​​based health infor­ma­tion com­pany. In so doing, she is learning how to con­duct both dis­covery– and innovation-​​driven research on how pop­u­la­tion health and data ana­lytics can help orga­ni­za­tions improve effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of health­care delivery.

New research challenges ‘broken windows theory’ of crime prediction

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.

How to battle disease using Big Data

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 […]

SOTU language analysis reveals history’s ‘twists and turns’

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.

Big Data, innovative research

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.

Study: some online shoppers pay more than others

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.

Military history in the digital age

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.

Take 5: Can’t-miss campus events in October

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.