Blog:  iNSolution

You can’t shut down government text-​​mining

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 […]

Researchers push the radio rainbow’s limits

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.

Big data’s role in business innovation

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.

Game analytics reveals games’ hidden impact

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.

Blog:  iNSolution

Not your grandma’s Duck Hunt

I’ve said it here before: I’m not much of a gamer. My 9-​​​​year-​​​​old nephew gets exas­per­ated every time he sets me up in front of the Wii and ulti­mately just […]

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Northeastern researchers on the Boeing battery failures

By now you’ve prob­ably heard of the Boeing 787 Dream­liners and the prob­lems they had in their first weeks in the air. Basi­cally, the Dream­liner is an extremely fuel-​​​​efficient airliner. […]

Data mining in a complex world

The real world is an enor­mously com­plex net­work in which every­thing is inter­con­nected. Assis­tant pro­fessor of com­puter and infor­ma­tion sci­ence Yizhou Sun develops data-​​mining algo­rithms that take advan­tage of that complexity.