Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

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.”

A VAST solution for airport security

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.

A new era for climate change science

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.

How diversity strenghtens our community

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.

Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

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.

Racial divisions in Obama’s America

Obama’s pres­i­dency has polar­ized the public’s views on race, say North­eastern pro­fes­sors Amílcar Bar­reto and Richard D. O’Bryant, whose new book explores this issue from a range of perspectives.

Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

3Qs: What’s next after State of the Union?

Facing a frac­tured Con­gress and the forth­coming midterm elec­tions, Pres­i­dent Obama declared he would act uni­lat­er­ally when necessary—the impli­ca­tions of which remain to be seen, according to polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Robert Gilbert.

Particle physics goes public

North­eastern is part of an inter­na­tional con­sor­tium working to make all data from the field of high-​​energy par­ticle physics avail­able to the public.