The campaign for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is working with a British data company to develop behavior-based models of American voters. As voters head to the polls today as part of Super Tuesday, we asked professor Nick Beauchamp if the practice, called microtargeting, is the quintessential form of political persuasion or simply a dirty trick played on the unwitting public.
Nikos Passas, an international financial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling members of a House Financial Services Committee task force that the global threat of trade-based money laundering is serious but that effective responses are within reach.
On Wednesday, the man whose conviction was profiled on the hugely popular “Serial” podcast, returns to court for a post-conviction hearing. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful convictions, says that “Serial” and Making a Murderer have highlighted some of the chief flaws in our criminal justice system. But he also says that he is dismayed by how the programs presented their cases.
This spring’s Open Classroom Series will explore the many challenges and opportunities facing the city over the next 15 years.
New research from two Northeastern University professors shows that in the days following Michael Brown’s fatal shooting, everyday citizens—not politicians, celebrities, or other prominent public figures—were the ones who, using Twitter, shaped the national dialogue.
Assistant teaching professor Kristen Lee Costa offers advice to help college students navigate the every-day stress of college life by avoiding a handful of common pitfalls.
An interdisciplinary group of five Northeastern faculty experts reacted to and examined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel discussion Tuesday night.
Throughout Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy, researchers are making progress in solving a range of pressing health challenges.
Assistant professor Nick Beauchamp has brought science to the art of crafting persuasive text for things like advertisements and political talking points. A study found the algorithm he created generated persuasive text that shifted people’s opinions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Nancy Hanrahan says, “Nurses are the perfect vectors for influencing public health change.”
Stratis Ioannidis wants to build the world’s best targeted mobile advertising system, a platform that presents highly relevant ads to consumers while simultaneously protecting their privacy.
“Coming out was like showing people who I am for the very first time,” said Alex Ahmed, PhD’19. “I wasn’t a different person, but there was something about me that was very different, something that could change how you see me.”