Stratis Ioannidis wants to build the world’s best targeted mobile advertising system, a platform that presents highly relevant ads to consumers while simultaneously protecting their privacy.
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.
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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.