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.
In 2009, Northeastern University network scientist Alessandro Vespignani developed a computational model that predicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these predictions were highly accurate.
Northeastern on Wednesday hosted “THATCamp,” a so-called “unconference” that offered attendees a unique way to navigate the novel field of digital humanities.
Alessandro Vespignani, the Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of physics, computer science and health sciences, believes that complex systems science has the potential to solve real-world challenges.
Two new faculty members, Ryan Cordell and David Smith, are among a group at Northeastern investigating the emerging field of digital humanities.
New interdisciplinary assistant professor Raymond Fu explains the science behind facial recognition, one of the new technologies in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program.
New assistant professor Gillian Smith is bringing together her interests in crafting and game design to change the way we think about computer science.
New research from psychology professor David DeSteno suggests that we can pick out untrustworthy people based on their level of fidgetiness. The results were confirmed using a humanoid robot.
Marsette Vona, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, explains the challenges of controlling a Martian rover.
Computer science sophomore Ali Ukani built a website that catalogs Instagram photos taken on and around Northeastern’s campus.
Themis Papageorge, an associate clinical professor of computer and information science, examines the cybersecurity threat posed by al-Qaida and Anonymous, a global group of hackers.
Associate professors of graphic design and speech language pathology and audiology have teamed up to develop a computer program that helps teenage foreign-language speakers learn English.