3Qs: Analyzing the cybersecurity threat posed by hackers

Themis Papa­george, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of com­puter and infor­ma­tion sci­ence, exam­ines the cyber­se­cu­rity threat posed by al-​​Qaida and Anony­mous, a global group of hackers.

Design for deconstruction: building with sustainability in mind

Jerry Hajjar, chair and pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, has received a new NSF grant to fur­ther his research in the area of sus­tain­able building design — which he envi­sions as an industry of the future.

The environmental impact of anesthetic gases

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman deliv­ered the results of an anesthetic-​​drug life-​​cycle assess­ment to the Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Sus­tain­able Sys­tems and Tech­nology last week.

3Qs: Taking a patient-​​facing approach to health care

The United States spends $2 tril­lion in health care annu­ally. New tech­nolo­gies and approaches to health care have led to a growing field in health infor­matics, which has a focus on both the clin­ical and per­sonal aspects of the industry. We asked Tim­othy Bick­more, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, to dis­cuss the impact this field can have on the health care industry as a whole, as well as Northeastern’s new PhD pro­gram in health informatics.