Spite is a puzzling human behavior that seemingly affords no value to its owner. But new research from assistant professor of philosophy Rory Smead reveals that spitefulness may actually be the unlikely origin of the kindly act of fairness.
The Empower campaign, Alternative Spring Break, faculty research, and more reasons why students “heart” co-op were among our selections for tweets from and about the Northeastern community this week. Building sustainable … read more »
More than 180 student, faculty, and staff volunteers are doing community service projects across the U.S. and in four other countries this week for Alternative Spring Break. Check out this infographic for a closer look at their impact.
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.
Northeastern University sociologist Timothy Hoff has found that the healthcare system’s emphasis on efficiency and technology has made it much more transactional and impersonal.
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.”
Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
New research from Northeastern climate scientists suggests that the most recent generation of models is no better at predicting future outcomes than the older generation. But they have a solution.
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff discussed some contemporary challenges and solutions to increasing campus diversity in a cross-cultural roundtable on Tuesday afternoon at the Cabral Center.
An interdisciplinary duo of Northeastern professors have created the first electronic chip that mixes optical and electronic signals to perform the most elementary computational operations—a breakthrough that could lead to much faster and more efficient electronic devices.