• Lazer on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

    August 19, 2016

    NULab co-director and professor of political science and computer science and information David Lazer appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, along with several others from his Northeastern Lab, on Thursday, August 18 to talk about Donald Trump’s Twitter strategy. Take a listen or a look at the transcript to hear Lazer’s take.

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  • The Cat-And-Mouse-Game of Blocking Digital Ads

    August 15, 2016

    Facebook has updated its approach to digital ad-blocking while expanding users’ control over their advertising experience on the site. NULab faculty member and assistant professor of computer science Christo Wilson, along with assistant professor of computer science Yakov Bart, spoke with Northeastern News about digital marketing and Big Data. See their “3Qs” feature here.

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  • The Terror in Nice and Security Across the EU

    July 18, 2016

    NULab faculty member and assistant professor of journalism and new media John Wihbey comments on the media’s use of “graphic” citizen photographs in reporting on the terror attacks in Nice, France. Read what he and fellow faculty members Max Abrahams, assistant professor of political science, and Mai’a K. Davis Cross, associate professor of political science ...

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  • Welles on Ideological Isolation and its Impact on Public Debate

    July 6, 2016

    NULab faculty member and assistant professor of communications studies and network science Brooke Foucault Welles answered Northeastern News’s “3Qs” on the concept of ideological isolation and how it effects debate in the public realm. Learn more about the concept of ideological isolation and how what we see on social media impacts what we talk about ...

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  • Mislove and Wilson Challenge Federal Law to Prevent Big Data Discrimination

    June 30, 2016

    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 ...

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  • The Cultural and Political Significance of the House Sit-In

    June 24, 2016

    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. 

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  • Beauchamp on Senate Filibuster

    June 17, 2016

    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 ...

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  • Nick Beauchamp on the Senate Filibuster

    June 17, 2016

    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 ...

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  • Amazon “Deals” and Algorithmic Pricing

    June 2, 2016

    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 ...

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  • NULab Fellow Studies Water Access and Control in Uganda

    June 2, 2016

    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.

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  • Wilson’s Research Reveals Border Inconsistencies

    May 19, 2016

    Don’t assume that online maps reveal an unbiased depiction of borders around the globe. New research by NULab faculty member and assistant professor of Computer Science suggests that outlets like Google and Bing “per­son­alize” their maps — that is, change dis­puted bor­ders at the behest of gov­ern­ments, showing users in dif­ferent coun­tries dif­ferent inter­na­tional boundaries. Wilson and ...

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  • Wilson’s Research Reveals Border Inconsistencies

    May 19, 2016

    Don’t assume that online maps reveal an unbiased depiction of borders around the globe. New research by NULab faculty member and assistant professor of Computer Science Christo Wilson suggests that outlets like Google and Bing “per­son­alize” their maps—that is, change dis­puted bor­ders at the behest of gov­ern­ments, showing users in dif­ferent coun­tries dif­ferent inter­na­tional boundaries. Wilson ...

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  • Lazer Analyzes Trump’s Tweets

    May 16, 2016

    David Lazer, Co-Director of NULab and Professor of Political Science, has analyzed Donald Trump’s tweets in a post on Politico. See what his analysis shows.

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  • Media Bias and Terror Attack Coverage

    March 30, 2016

    Northeastern News asked NULab core faculty member and assistant professor of journalism and new media John Wihbey to comment on how the news media covers terrorist attacks in light of the tragic attacks in France, Lebanon, Belgium, Turkey, Iraq, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast. Wihbey answer “3Qs” on the topic. See what he has to ...

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