Assistant Professor: Interdisciplinary with the D'Amore-McKim School of Business
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Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor: Interdisciplinary with College of Science
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Northeastern’s Network Science research and core of internationally recognized researchers are central to the University’s leadership in the emerging field of network science. Members of the college’s Network Science, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, and Network Security research groups are all addressing issues related to the structure of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and social and biological networks.
The Network Science research group incorporates the perspectives of computer science as well as other disciplines, such as political science and physics, to investigate important questions related to technology’s impact on social networks and how technology can enhance understanding of social and natural systems.
Group members are examining social networks and short paths to determine how individuals within these networks act as hubs. Using the “digital breadcrumbs” people leave behind when they use technology, researchers are analyzing the effects of social networks on politics and organizations, determining patterns that help in understanding human interactions during elections, collective creativity in teams, memes on the Internet, and the spread of disease. They are also exploring security issues related to social networks, including privacy and the consequences of potential disruptions and failures of interdependent networks.