Northeastern computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts.
Northeastern post-doctoral researcher Brian Keegan explains the science, the debate, and the implications of a recent Facebook study on the spread of emotion through the social network in a guest blog post on iNSolution.
Though some have argued the opposite, social media actually makes us more social, says assistant professor of communication studies Brooke Foucault Welles.
Computer science sophomore Ali Ukani built a website that catalogs Instagram photos taken on and around Northeastern’s campus.
In this month’s cover story in the journal Nature, Northeastern researchers provide a pathway to greater control of complex systems, including biological and social networks.