Matt Simonson got his undergraduate degree in math and international studies, but wasn’t sure they could be used together. That was until he found Northeastern’s first-in-the-nation doctoral program in network science—and now he’s using math to understand human relationships and tackle global challenges.
Over the past century, the discipline of physics has expanded exponentially, crossing boundaries into areas as diverse as biology and engineering. Network scientists in the lab of Albert-László Barabási analyzed how this growth drives technological breakthroughs that improve our lives.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
From a cyclone that knocked out swaths of the Indian Railways Network to the winter storms that brought the MBTA system to its knees, an urgent need exists for systematic strategies that speed the recovery of critical lifelines in the wake of disasters. Thanks to Northeastern researchers, that need is being met.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
When it comes to fighting diseases in the 21st century, Big Data is becoming an integral weapon. At the forefront of this battle is world-renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who […]
Nepal’s “harsh geography” will make the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in response to the devastating earthquake rather challenging, but technology and social media are improving the efficiency of these efforts, says Northeastern associate professor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-scale networks.
Assigning credit for science papers with multiple authors can sometimes be a challenge. But a paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research offers a new way to allocate this credit.
New research from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research presents a pioneering approach to understanding European and North American cultural history by mapping out the mobility patterns of notable intellectuals over a 2,000-year span.
Northeastern professor and network scientist Alessandro Vespignani—a world-renowned expert who has developed computational models to predict the spread of disease—discusses the recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa.
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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.