Ferdi Hellweger, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his research colleagues have created an advanced model aimed at exploring the role of neutral evolution in the biogeographic distribution of ocean microbes.
Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history who specializes in the digital humanities, has created a Bookworm that allows users to search references to specific words used throughout The Simpsons’ 25-season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.
Celia Pearce, a newly appointed associate professor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the interactive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on virtual worlds and multiplayer gaming if not for a prescient phone call in 1983.
Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.
Jayant Kale, the new Philip R. McDonald Chair and a professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, studies the many factors that contribute to the financial decisions businesses make.
Northeastern convened an interdisciplinary group of researchers for the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, where experts discussed and showcased avatars that could be used in a variety of healthcare applications.
Northeastern University convened experts from industry, government, and academia last week to discuss advancements in next-generation energy storage and battery technologies—both of which have major implications for global challenges in energy consumption, materials shortages, and climate change.
A score of scholars in Northeastern’s new Ujima Global Leaders Program arrived to campus on Thursday for their new student orientation, and then spent the next four days attending workshops, exploring the city, and participating in team-building activities.
Ryan McGill, DMSB’04, co-founded the Summer Sessions Surf Shop in 2002, when he was an undergraduate at Northeastern. Today, it’s one of the largest companies of its kind in New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region, perpetually filled with happy customers.
Gordana Rabrenovic, director of Northeastern’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, says respected leaders in the St. Louis suburb need to call for and establish a review committee chartered to examine the causes of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
With support from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University will partner with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to provide co-op experiences to undergraduate students, who will receive training to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research.
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth, an expert on climate change and environmental policy, has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.