Northeastern’s Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson have been researching whether the algorithms e-commerce and other websites use to analyze user profile data, web-browsing choices, and other online information may lead to discrimination. Now the ACLU has sued the government on their and others’ behalf so they can continue to do so without prosecution.
Scrubbing is a misnomer, says David Choffnes, professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. It’s more like adding a coat of paint to an already tarnished online reputation.
Google and Bing maps of some countries show users different borders based on where the users live. It’s how governments claim sovereignty over disputed borders. Researchers led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson have developed a computerized system to reveal the manipulations: It crawls online maps continuously, tracking and recording every border shift over time.
In an age of increasingly sophisticated computer hacks, new professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru designs systems that can withstand misconfigurations and cyberattacks.
Google’s short-term memory and travel websites overcharging shoppers are just two of the things we learned from assistant professor Christo Wilson’s lecture on Web personalization.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
A couple weeks ago I wrote a story about some work related to the Boston Marathon bombings that network scientists in David Lazer’s lab are working on. They’re asking Android […]
Assistant professor David Smith is leveraging digital humanities techniques to analyze syntactic changes throughout history in an effort to understand how languages evolve.
Northeastern hosted top employers of co-op students and alumni at a roundtable event.
Marty Vona, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, discusses the technical challenges of Google’s newest venture.
Network scientists at Northeastern find that Google’s PageRank algorithm can reveal complex interactions in other kinds of networks, such as the human body.
It was recently announced that Apple, assessed at $150 billion, surpassed Google as the world’s most valuable brand. This comes a year after overtaking Microsoft as the globe’s most valuable technology company. The day after the announcement, Microsoft made its biggest purchase to date, buying Skype for $8.5 billion. Here, Andrew Rohm, associate professor of marketing at Northeastern University, assesses the branding and marketing strategies employed by these goliath companies.