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.
As a kid, Andrew Colgin liked to tinker with technology. And now—surprise, surprise—he’s a first-year student in the university’s computer science program. “There are students all around me who like a lot of the same things that I do,” he says.
A team of 20 graduate students at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle campuses spent the spring semester working together, collaborating via Skype, GitHub, and Google Hangouts to build a software platform aimed at connecting a global community of farmers, researchers, and educators.
Barba vividly remembers the moment Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone to the world in 2007. A teenager at the time, he’d long been interested in “hacking around and building things” with electronics. As a Northeastern student, he’s developed two apps and spent three co-ops working as a software engineer. We asked him what’s next after graduation.
Northeastern researchers have developed a new programming language that can decipher images relayed by drones, untangling, for instance, if an image is of a terrorist planting a bomb or simply a farmer planting root vegetables for his livelihood.
A research team led by Northeastern assistant professor Christo Wilson cracked open the algorithm that drives Uber’s surge pricing. The team examined ‘surge regions’ within cities and reports findings that reveal tips on how consumers might avoid the inflated prices.
In an age of increasingly sophisticated computer hacks, new professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru designs systems that can withstand misconfigurations and cyberattacks.
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 […]
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.
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.
Edmund Yeh, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working to design a better Internet, one that’s more equipped to meet its growing traffic demands. His approach: create a network of Internet drains.