Monthly Archives: June 2016
Written on June 30, 2016 at 4:47 pm, by NULab Administrator
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 »
Written on June 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm, by NULab Administrator
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.
Written on June 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by NULab Administrator
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 »
Written on June 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm, by NULab Administrator
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 »
Written on June 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm, by NULab Administrator
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.