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 […]
It was an honor to have the opportunity to interview stand-out student, Andrew Barba. A 3rd year computer science major set to graduate in 2016, he recently finished his co-op […]
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.
The rapid growth of mobile devices and big data is changing how interactive games are developed, sold, and played. Now, a new book from Northeastern faculty lays the foundation for one of the world’s most rapidly innovating fields.
In new research, network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team show through computational modeling that a hypothetical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four countries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.
The sprawling cast of characters in the Irish novel Finnegans Wake compares to the meme culture that permeates the Internet today, according to research by English major Tom Murphy.