Entire mountain ranges of data are growing all around, and they will either bury us or help us climb to new heights of understanding. It all depends on how we respond. This was the focus of a four-hour “hackathon” Wednesday night, sponsored by Northeastern to explore the intersection between public policy and Big Data analysis. The event, “Data Science, Journalism, and the Future of Justice,” was part of HUBweek, a series of more than 100 events that brought together the brightest minds in government, private industry, and academia to celebrate innovation in Boston.
Distinguished Professor David Lazer and his colleagues analyzed global-scale databases of news events and found them wanting. Their recommendations for improvements would enable researchers to build models anticipating everything from the escalation of conflicts to the progression of epidemics.
A new Gallery 360 exhibit features interactive data visualizations that capture Northeastern buildings’ energy consumption over two years and present the data in stunning ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.