Ningfang Mi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is exploring better ways of predicting and managing demand for cloud computing resources.
Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Not using the same password for everything is among several tips Northeastern cybersecurity expert Wil Robertson suggests to help Internet users guard their personal information online.
Alexis Ohanian, who Forbes dubbed “The Mayor of the Internet,” during a campus lecture Tuesday evening encouraged Northeastern students to use the Internet to spread their ideas.
Crowdsourced social media platforms such as Facebook and Yelp are increasingly being infiltrated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legitimacy of some online rating systems. Assistant professor Christo Wilson dubbed this phenomenon “crowdturfing,” and he’s determined to make these systems more secure.
On Tuesday, Northeastern University and Comcast celebrated an ongoing partnership aimed at connecting more low-income families in Boston to the Internet through PSAs and digital literacy training sessions.
Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, says the Internet, globalization, and the speed at which technology evolves has raised many questions regarding the law, freedom of expression, and privacy.
Edmund Yeh, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern whose work aims to improve mobile and Internet communication, is working in Munich this summer through his Humboldt Research Fellowship.
Edmund Yeh, a new associate professor in College of Engineering, is part of an interdisciplinary team redesigning the Internet for a mobile society.
Internet attacks offer intriguing research challenges for new professor, who will look at the user’s role in creating vulnerabilities
Trademarks have made plenty of headlines this year. Sarah and Bristol Palin moved to obtain trademark protection for their names, Apple sued Amazon for trademark infringement over use of the term “App Store” and a company with ties to Charlie Sheen has filed for trademark registrations on 22 of the actor’s catchphrases. Susan Barbieri Montgomery, executive professor of law and business at Northeastern, breaks down the role of trademarks and how the Internet is changing the game.