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How to be a good gossip…or at least a good computational modeler

Here are two things that shouldn’t sur­prise you: Our past expe­ri­ences deter­mine our future behav­iors and our social inter­ac­tions are con­stantly changing. When it comes to humans oper­ating in the […]

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Polling in the new era of Italian politics

In late Feb­ruary, some­thing hap­pened to the Italian gov­ern­ment that had never hap­pened before: a hung par­lia­ment. After 75 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion turned out to vote, it took two […]

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The social side of Sandy

When dis­aster strikes, we rely on our social net­works for sup­port. During hur­ri­cane Sandy, neigh­bors helped neigh­bors by sharing elec­trical power with those who’d lost it or removing tree limbs […]

Validation for flu prediction

In 2009, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani devel­oped a com­pu­ta­tional model that pre­dicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these pre­dic­tions were highly accurate.

Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alessandro Vespig­nani, the Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence and health sci­ences, believes that com­plex sys­tems sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve real-​​world challenges.

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Stats goes cool

On Friday I got to pre­tend I was a stu­dent again. I sat in on Auroop Ganguly’s grad­uate class, Applied Time Series and Spa­tial Sta­tis­tics for the second of two guest […]

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Guest Post: More debate analysis from Twitter

Debate season is an exciting time for pro­fessor David Lazer’s lab, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you more analysis from their team. This time, research assis­tant pro­fessor Yu-​​​​Ru […]