Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.
Assistant professor Raymond Fu is developing facial recognition software with applications ranging from advertising to criminal investigations. His research recently earned him a Young Investigator award from the International Neural Network Society.
World-renowned network scientist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inaugural Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science on Monday, when he delivered a lecture highlighting his research on the “science of success.”
Crowdsourced social media platforms such as Facebook and Yelp are increasingly being infiltrated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legitimacy of some online rating systems. Assistant professor Christo Wilson dubbed this phenomenon “crowdturfing,” and he’s determined to make these systems more secure.
What do you do in your spare time? Personally, I’ve been reading Game of Thrones and re-covering my couch cushions. Others play sports or watch movies. But I know of […]
Censorship on the Chinese version of Twitter does little to stifle discourse, according to researchers in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science.
Northeastern University professors David Smith and Ryan Cordell are interested in hidden social networks. In particular, they want to understand how ties between editors, writers, politicians, business magnates, etc., made the […]
David Pimentel, a fourth-year computer science major, is part of a team that has sent a 13-foot long autonomous robotic boat nicknamed Scout on a 3,500-mile journey from Rhode Island to Spain.
In DARPA’s first ever Spectrum Challenge, computer science professor Guevara Noubir’s team dominated the competition in its attempt to transmit data from one point to another given the limited frequency spectrum available.
New assistant professor Christoph Riedl applies his research interests in data science and computational social science to study substantive research questions in areas ranging from online social networks to decision-making, teamwork, and productivity.
Eight Northeastern undergraduates took on a challenge posed by professors Matthias Felleisen and David Van Horn: Three years later they’re holding the some 300-page product of their efforts.