CCIS dean named fellow of leading international computing society

Carla Brodley, dean of the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, was hon­ored by the Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­puting Machinery for her research in applied machine learning and her lead­er­ship in pro­moting par­tic­i­pa­tion of women and under­rep­re­sented minori­ties in com­puter science.

Researchers find racial, gender bias in online freelance marketplaces

In the “gig economy,” where algo­rithms drive matches between workers and cus­tomers, hiring someone should be bias free, right? Not so, according to new research led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson. The find­ings sug­gest racial and gender biases exhib­ited by two promi­nent online free­lance mar­ket­places, TaskRabbit and Fiverr.

Sinister code-​​breakers, beware

The research of Daniel Wichs, a new assis­tant pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, focuses on how cryp­tog­raphy can con­tinue pro­tecting per­sonal data in an evolving dig­ital age.

Technology to improve health care

Northeastern’s new doc­toral pro­gram in per­sonal health infor­matics — the first of its kind in the nation — will pre­pare stu­dents for researching and devel­oping new tech­nolo­gies that can have a global impact on healthcare.