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Monthly Archives: January 2016

NULab Work-in-Progress: Alicia Sasser Modestino

Written on January 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm, by

NULab Works In Progress: Changing Employer Skill Requirements Over the Business Cycle Join NULab faculty member Alicia Sasser Modesto as she discusses her current work in on “upskilling”. In the wake of the Great Recession, policymakers and academics have expressed concerns about rising employer skill requirements. Using a large database of online job postings for  Continue Reading »

What Do Sodoku and Turbulence Have In Common?

Written on January 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm, by

What do Sudoku and turbulence have in common?What do Sudoku and turbulence have in common? ZOLTÁN TOROCZKAI Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame The mathematical structure of many number-puzzles such as Sudoku is akin to hard constraint satisfaction problems lying at the basis of applications that  Continue Reading »

Welles & Jackson: Shaping the National Discussion on Ferguson

Written on January 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm, by

New research published online in the journal Infor­ma­tion, Communica­tion & Society on December 29, 2015 from NULab core faculty member and Assistant Professor of Communications Studies and Network Science Brooke Foucault Welles and Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Sarah Jackson show that “citizen journalism”– everyday citizens using social media outlets such as Twitter– rather than the  Continue Reading »

John Wihbey answers “3Qs” on Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo

Written on January 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm, by

Rolling Stone recently published an article by actor and activist Sean Penn about his interactions with noted drug kingpin “El Chapo”, which occurred while El Chapo was on the run from authorities. This article has sparked a debate on journalistic ethics. Northeastern’s John Wihbey, assistant professor of Journalism and New Media and core faculty at NULab,  Continue Reading »

Nick Beauchamp Charts President Obama’s Final SOTU Address

Written on January 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm, by

NULab core faculty member Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor in Political Science, has provided an analysis of President Obama’s final State of the Union remarks via a “plot map”. Beauchamp has developed a new method to automatically visualize the progress of a speech through its themes and ideas. Similar to a word cloud, the plot map  Continue Reading »

4 NULab Faculty Members Secure Mellon Grant

Written on January 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm, by

Professors Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (NULab co-founder), David Smith, Ryan Cordell, and Ben Schmidt have secured a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a revolutionary search tool to aid scholars in accessing and fully utilizing digital data. The grant will enable these NULab faculty to refine a text-mining software called Proteus, co-invented  Continue Reading »

Micki Kaufman’s “Scrappiness” in “Quantifying Kissinger”

Written on January 9, 2016 at 11:10 pm, by

By Gregory Palermo Before the break, we at the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and Digital Scholarship Group had the pleasure of hosting Micki Kaufman, the Modern Language Association’s Director of Information Systems. A doctoral student in US History and a Digital Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center, Kaufman brings her previous professional background  Continue Reading »

Lazer Charts President Obama’s Speeches

Written on January 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm, by

Professor David Lazer, NULab Director, along with Ryan Kennedy and Oren Tsur, have charted seven years of President Barack Obama’s speeches, featured in Politico. See what preoccupied the President across his term, here.