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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mislove and Wilson Challenge Federal Law to Prevent Big Data Discrimination

Written on June 30, 2016 at 4:47 pm, by

NULab faculty members and associate and assistant professors of computer science, respectively, Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson, have been researching whether the pro­pri­etary algo­rithms that online job hunting sites use to ana­lyze user pro­file data, web-​​browsing choices, and other online infor­ma­tion may lead to discrimination. But due to a section of the US Computer Fraud and Abuse  Continue Reading »

The Cultural and Political Significance of the House Sit-In

Written on June 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm, by

NULab faculty and assistant professor of political science Nick Beauchamp, along with distinguished professor of history William Fowler, and assistant professor of political science Dan Kennedy spoke with Northeastern News about the cultural and political significance of the House sit-in for gun control reform. Read their thoughts here. 

Nick Beauchamp on the Senate Filibuster

Written on June 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida,  Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) began a filibuster on the senate floor which lasted nearly 15 hours, with the goal of building support for stalled gun reform legislation. Northeastern News interviewed NULab faculty member and assistant professor of political science Nick Beauchamp about  Continue Reading »

Amazon “Deals” and Algorithmic Pricing

Written on June 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm, by

NULab faculty member and assistant professor of Computer Science Christo Wilson and other researchers have found that Amazon is much more likely to fea­ture sellers in the buy box who use an auto­mated prac­tice called algo­rithmic pricing, even though their prices may be higher than those who don’t. Algo­rithmic pricing read­justs product prices in real-​​time using  Continue Reading »

NULab Fellow Studies Water Access and Control in Uganda

Written on June 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm, by

Network Science PhD student and NULab Fellow Matthew Simonson will travel to Uganda this summer to study water access and control in the country, using a combination of interviews and equations, on a seedling grant funded by NULab. Read more about Simonson’s project and background in the Northeastern News.