The $20.4 million cooperative agreement provides a unique mechanism for Northeastern to obtain expedited funding for research in designing and developing advanced engineered materials with security applications, and expands on the university’s leadership in security and resilience research.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
National Guard Bureau Chief General Frank J. Grass visited the university on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the partnership, which will enable guardsmen to earn their master’s degree in homeland security through the College of Professional Studies.
Northeastern will launch a first-of-its-kind, interdisciplinary graduate program this fall to train the next generation of security professionals to face the new and evolving challenges of the 21st century.
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.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.
Advanced video analytics technology developed by researchers in Northeastern’s ALERT Center helps TSA agents make better use of data collected by surveillance cameras at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
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.
Northeastern will unveil a memorial on Friday evening at Matthews Arena in recognition of service members who have gone missing in action or who were prisoners of war.
“We’re on a course toward fully automating warfare,” warned roboticist Noel Sharkey, who delivered a recent lecture on the political, ethical, and legal implications of Terminator-like weapons.
Jerry Hajjar, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is helping to design an autonomous low-flying vehicle capable of understanding and predicting structural damage in unsafe and remote locations following disaster events and for longterm maintenance.
Retired Marine Colonel Mark Mykleby said at a lecture at Northeastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.
On April 15 I was walking my dog in Franklin Park, a big beautiful green space just at the edge of the city. At 3:32 pm my cousin sent me […]
This distinction, by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, is accompanied by a five-year funding commitment.
In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, declarations of support from across the country flooded my Facebook feed in the form of graphic memes, photographs, and simple status updates […]
This post was written by assistant professor Wil Robertson. We are in the midst of an explosive proliferation of computing devices. Once confined to the domain of massive, expensive mainframes […]
Twin bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon killed three spectators and left scores more injured. In the last 24 hours, news agencies have reported that authorities believe security […]
Here’s a great video produced by the DHS Center of Excellence, ALERT, or Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (what is it about engineers and acronyms?!). ALERT 101 is a […]
Earlier this month the Affective Science Institute hosted another great event called Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security. Three emotion scientists, including Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, discussed their unique […]
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined the Northeastern community at a Veterans Day Ceremony recognizing the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country.
Earlier this month, more than 1000 teams across the globe tried to hack their way to a spot at the biggest cybersecurity education conference around. Fifteen teams were finalists, earning […]
Retired Gen. David D. McKiernan said Thursday at Northeastern that America must first understand a region’s history and culture before committing to involve its military in a foreign conflict.
New interdisciplinary assistant professor Raymond Fu explains the science behind facial recognition, one of the new technologies in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, the university will host retired Gen. David D. McKiernan, who will draw on his distinguished military career for an engaging candid discussion with the Northeastern community.
Talk about making complex topics accessible to the general public — this video from PhD candidate Margery Hines does such a good job explaining ground penetrating radar (GPR) for landmine […]
The conference, which will feature 40 world-renowned speakers and approximately 1,000 college students, aims to empower and engage a new generation of global leaders.
Academic Minute is a radio podcast that features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy. In June, electrical and […]
Graduate students conducting research at Northeastern University’s Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Center have won first place in the 2012 National Security Innovation Competition held last month at […]
Yesterday I was the victim of a cyber attack, which sucked. But it also meant I got to watch science happening in real time. First of all, cyber-security is a big topic […]
Most of us have a cell phone these days. Most of them are “smart” But as they get even smarter, turning into not just our datebooks and GPS devices but also […]
The death toll in Jos, Nigeria after the most recent suicide bomb has climbed to 19. In our jaded world, that doesn’t seem so high. But nearly 13,000 individuals died […]
Here’s a cool new FB app from computer sciences professor, Alan Mislove. It’s called Friendlist Manager and it makes using lists on the social-network (a.k.a. time sink) a whole lot […]
The library has an awesome new exhibit up called “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science.” They’ve got dozens of maps describing a variety of scientific concepts and trends, like one spider […]
Co-op with security think tank in Switzerland enables international affairs major to take her climate-change research to another level
Engineering capstone team collaborates with students in China on project for Tyco International, improving inventory tracking, fire safety and security
Reacting to survey that shows consumer complacency about smart phone security, computer science professor and wireless security expert assesses the risks