PhD student to study water access and control in Uganda through interviews—and equations

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.

The evolution of language, from Shakespeare to present day

Assis­tant pro­fessor David Smith is lever­aging dig­ital human­i­ties tech­niques to ana­lyze syn­tactic changes throughout his­tory in an effort to under­stand how lan­guages evolve.