External Grants

2017

Julia Flanders, Moya Bailey, Élika Ortega. “Design for Diversity.” Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Forums, 2017-2019.

Julia Flanders. “Mining Digital Humanities Citation.” National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) – Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG), 2017-2018.

Tina Eliassi-Rad. “BIGDATA: F: Collaborative Research: Design and Computation of Scalable Graph Distances in Metric Spaces: A Unified Multiscale Interpretable Perspective.” National Science Foundation (Award #1741197), 2017-2021.

Lu Wang et al. “Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language (MATERIAL).” Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), 2017-2021.

Ryan Cordell and David Smith. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (OcEx).” Transatlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities Digging Into Data, funded by the IMLS, 2017-2019.

Ryan Cordell joint with with Ulrich Tiedau (UCL). “Seas and Currents.” University College London Global Engagement Office to support a Transatlantic Digitized Newspapers Symposium at the British Library, 2017.

David Smith and Ryan Cordell. ” A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual OCR.” Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications and Information Technology Program, 2017-2018

Tina Eilassi-Rad, Brooke Foucault Welles, Christoph Riedl, David Lazer, Alessandro Vespignani, Barabási Albert-László, Kate Coronges. “Advancing Human-based Modeling with Large-Scale High Performance Computing.” Office of Naval Research, 2017-2018

Christo Wilson, David Lazer, and Aniko Hannak. “Inequality in Online Labor Markets.” Russell Sage Foundation, 2017-2019.

Alan Mislove. “Enabling Process Migration to Resources.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2017-2018.

Alan Mislove and Krishna P. Gummadi. “Increasing Transparency of Data Aggregation by Facebook and Partners.” Data Transparency Lab Research Ward, 2017-2018.

Lu Wang. Unrestricted Gift from Tencent AI Lab, 2017-2018.

Lu Wang. Unrestricted Gift from Toutiao AI Lab, 2017-2018.

Lu Wang. NVIDIA GPU Grants 2017.

2016

Moya Bailey. Arcus Queer Campus Community Project Grant Faculty Mentor, 2016-2017.

Lu Wang. “Towards Abstractive Summarization of Meetings.” National Science Foundation CRII, 2016-2018.

Lu Wang. NVIDIA GPU Grants 2016.

Jessica Silbey, joint with Peter DiCola and Eva Subotnik. “Empirical Study of Intellectual Property, Photography, and Changing Aesthetic and Business Practices.” Innovation Grant from the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2016-2017.

Jessica Silbey, with Anjali Vats, Deirdre Keller, and Amit Basole. “Conference and Research Sponsorship for IP + Race.” Boston College Institute for Liberal Arts, 2016-2017.

David Lazer. “Exploring Large-Scale Networks and Unobservable Counterfactuals.” Office of Naval Research, 2016-2017.

David Lazer. “Beyond the Cultural Horizon: Mapping Relational Norms within Societal Networks.” Army Research Institute (ARI), 2016-2019.

David Lazer. “Measuring Information Exposure in Dynamic & Dependent Networks (EXPONET).” Economic & Social Research Council, 2016-2018.

Nick Beauchamp, David Lazer, and Alex Vespignani. “SIGINT-Bases Anticipation of Future Events (SAFE).” Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), 2016-2018.

Alan Mislove and David Choffnes. “A Principled Approach to Enabling Policy Transparency for Mobile Networks.” National Science Foundation CNS-1617728, NeTS: Small, 2016-2019.

Alan Mislove, joint with Aleksandar Kuzmanovic (Northwestern). “Leveraging Personalized Internet Services to Combat Online Trolling.” National Science Foundation CNS-1616234, NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research, 2016-2019.

Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson, and Dave Choffnes, joint with Dave Levin (UMD), and Tudor Dumitra (UMD). “Measuring and Improving the Management of Today’s PKI.” National Science Foundation CNS-1563320, TWC: Medium: Collaborative, 2016-2020.

Christo Wilson. “Towards Methodologies and Tools for Conducting Algorithm Audits.” National Science Foundation CAREER: IIS1553088, 2016–2021.

Christoph Riedl, joint with Anita Woolley (CMU), Thomas Malone (MIT), and Michael Bernstein (Stanford). “Cultivating Collective Intelligence in Human-Computer Systems.” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2016-2017.

Christoph Riedl. “Large-Scale Online Collaboration in Hierarchical Networks.” Office of Naval Research (ONR), 2016-2019.

2015

Moya Bailey. Digital Media Learning “Trust Challenge” Grant for Addressing Anti-Feminist Violence Online, Center for Solution to Online Violence, 2015-2016.

Moya Bailey. Annie E. Casey Grant for addressing LGBTQ issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), 2015-2016.

Alicia Sasser Modestino, Trinh Nguyen, and the City of Boston. “Citi Community Development Concept Proposal: Youth Credit Building Initiative.” Citi, 2015-2016.

Alicia Sasser Modestino. “A Multi-Year Evaluation of Boston Summer Youth Employment Program Features to Reduce Inequality Across Groups.” City of Boston, Office of Workforce Development, 2015-2016.

Alicia Sasser Modestino. “Reducing Economic Inequality by Increasing Equality of Opportunity. Policy Options: College and Career Readiness.” Partners Healthcare, 2015.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Benjamin Schmidt, David Smith, and Ryan Cordell, joint with University of Massachusetts. “Proteus Project, development.” Mellon Foundation, 2015-2016.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Communication Science in the Digital Age: New Frontiers in Theory and Research Workshop.” National Science Foundation Digital Societies and Technologies Research Coordination Network Award, 2015.

David Smith, joint with Melanie Fried-Oken, Oregon Health and Science University. “Clinic Interactions of a Brain-Computer Interface for Communication.” NIH NIDOCD, 2015–2020.

David Lazer, Alan Mislove, and Christo Wilson. “Public Access to Pricing Personalization.” Knight Foundation Knight Prototype Fund, 2015-2016.

Alan Mislove. “Picocenter: Supporting Long-lived, Mostly Idle Applications in Cloud Environments.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2015-2016.

Christo Wilson, Alan Mislove, and David Choffnes. “Revealing and Controlling Mobile Privacy Leaks.” Data Transparency Lab Research Award, 2015-2016.

Chris Parsons. “Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents Stipend.” Association for Documentary Editing, 2015.

Christoph Riedl, joint with Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) and Janet Fulk (University of Southern California). “Understanding Online Creative Collaboration Over Multidimensional Networks.” National Science Foundation (NSF), 2015-2018.

David Smith. “Trees over Time: Diachronic Syntactic Analysis of Millions of Books with Unsupervised Domain Adaptation.” Google Faculty Research Award, 2013–2014.

2014

Julia Flanders. “TAPAS: Building an XML-Aware Repository,” NEH, 2014-2016.

Alicia Sasser Modestino. “Greater Boston Housing Report Card.” The Boston Foundation, 2014-2015.

Alicia Sasser Modestino and Daniel Shoag.
“Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Workers Are Plentiful?” Russell Sage Foundation, Project #85-14-05, 2014-2016.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Ryan Cordell, David Smith, Benjamin Schmidt, and James Allen. “Proteus: Supporting Scholarly Information Seeking through Text-Reuse Analysis and Interactive Corpus Construction.” Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications and Information Technology program, 2014-2016.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Measuring ‘Network Thinking’ and its Impact on the Individual and Team Performance.” US Army Research Office Young Investigator Award: W911NF-14-1-0672, 2014-2017.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Distributed, User-Oriented Multi-Scale Network Summarization and Online Analytical Processing.” US Army Research Laboratory, Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Y6-7: IPAN 14: W911NF-09-02-0053, 2014-2016.

Benjamin Schmidt, joint with co-PIs at University of Illinois and Rice University. “Bookworm Project.” National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 2014-2016.

Christo Wilson, joint with Engin Kirda and Wil Robertson. “Intelligent Automation, Inc. A Trusted Framework for Embedded Systems.” Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Program (AFRL SBIR): FA8750-13-C-0112, 2014–2015.

David Lazer. “Political Inequality in the Application of Money to Electoral Politics.” Russell Sage Foundation, 2014-2015.

David Lazer. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) (Early Model Based Event Recognition using Surrogates) EMBERS: Open Source Indicators, 2014-2015.

David Lazer. EMBERS, 2014-2016.

Alan Mislove. “Towards Robust Crowd Computations.” National Science Foundation CNS-1421444, TWC: Small, 2014-2017.

Alan Mislove joint with Dave Levin (UMD) and Theophilus Benson (Duke). “Towards Finer-grained Cloud Computing.” National Science Foundation CNS-1409191, CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research, 2014-2018.

Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson, and David Lazer. “Towards Transparency of Personalization on the Web.” National Science Foundation, NeTS: Medium: CHS/IIS-1408345, 2014-2018.

Alan Mislove. “Identification of User Data Gathered and Shared by Companies.” Narus Unrestricted Gift, 2014.

Christoph Riedl. “Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making.” Young Investigator Program Award (YIP ARO), 2014-2017.

2013

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Behavior Constrained Networks.” US Army Research Laboratory, Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Y5: W911NF-09-02-0053, 2013-2014.

Ryan Cordell, David Smith, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. “Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers.” NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, 2013-2014.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Ryan Cordell. “Our Marathon.” Funding from WBUR to support the WBUR Oral History Project, 2013.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Ryan Cordell. “Our Marathon.” Funding from Iron Mountain to support digitization of cards and other messages of support collected by Boston City Archives, 2013.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Online Laboratory to Study Large Group Network Performance.” Sub-Award, US Army Research Laboratory, Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Y5: W911NF-09-02-0053, 2013-2014.

Benjamin Schmidt. “Bookworm Project.” Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), 2013.

Christo Wilson and Alan Mislove. “Towards Confederated Web-Based Services.” National Science Foundation CNS-1319019, CSR: Small, 2013-2016.

Alan Mislove. “Deploying Confederated Web Services.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2013-2015.

Christo Wilson and Engin Kirda. Unrestricted Gift. Verisign Quantifying WHOIS Usage and Defending Against Abuse, 2013.

2012

David Lazer. “Dynamical Processes In Interdependent Techno-Social Networks.” NSF CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research, 2012-2014.

David Lazer. “Using Archival Resources to Conduct Data-Intensive Internet Research.” NSF Collaborative Research BCC-SBE, 2012-2016.

David Lazer. FED-OTH-PT/HRL, 2012-2014.

Alan Mislove and David Lazer “Will the Revolution be Tweeted? Weak Ties, Social Media, and Ash Movements.” Army Research Office W911NF-12-1-0556, 2012-2016.

2011

David Lazer. “Creating an Online Laboratory.” ARO, 2011-2014.

Alan Mislove. “Systems for the Emerging Patterns of Content Exchange.” National Science Foundation CNS-1054233, CAREER, 2011-2016.

Alan Mislove. “Mitigating Sybil Attacks on Content Rating Systems.” Google Faculty Research Award, 2011.

Alan Mislove. “Measuring and Predicting Sentiment in Online Social Networks.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2011-2013.

2010

David Lazer. “Measuring , Understanding & Responding to Covert Social Networks: Passive & Active Tomography.” NAVY-PT, 2010-2016.

Alan Mislove, Bobby Bhattacharjee (UMD), Neil Spring (UMD), and Jonathan Katz (UMD). “Privacy Preserving Social Systems.” National Science Foundation IIS-0964465, NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research, 2010-2013.

Alan Mislove. “Measuring Information Flow in Real-Time.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2010-2011.

2009

David Lazer. “Academic Research Center for Social & Cognitive Networks.” ARMY PRIME:W911NF-09-2-0053, 2009-2016.

Alan Mislove. “Tracing the Spread of Information in Social Networks.” Amazon Web Services Research in Education Grant, 2009-2010.

Internal Grants

2017

John Wihbey and Shakir Mustafa. “Sectarian Discourse in Arab Print and Social Media.” NEU Collaborative Research Cluster Grant, 2017.

Michelle Borkin, Lu Wang, Nicholas Beauchamp. “Inferring Argument Structure from Online and Live Conversations.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Moya Bailey. NEU LGBTQA Resource Center’s Gratitude Award, 2017.

Christo Wilson and Yakov Bart. “Uncovering Strategic Consumer Data Collection and Sharing in Online Markets by Tracing Information Flows.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Élika Ortega and Ryan Cordell. “Witnessing Hate: A Social Justice Archive of the Now” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Julia Flanders, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Cody Dunne. “Word Vector Analysis for TEI/XML: A User-Friendly Toolkit.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Tina Eliassi-Rahd. “Modeling Tools for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).” NEU Global Resilience Institute, 2017-2019.

Brooke Foucault Welles and Christoph Riedl. “Team Communication Unpacked: A Pilot Study of Team Communication Process and Performance Captured in a Smart Meeting Room” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Alicia Sasser Modestino, Noor Alam, and Gary Young. “Using Big Data to Compare Effectiveness of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

Catalina Herrera Almanza and David Lazer. “Networks and Global Health: Experimental Evidence of Women’s Social Networks, Reproductive Health, and Well-Being in Developing Countries.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2017.

2016

Moya Bailey, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Julia Flanders. “The Digital Feminist Commons: Fostering Feminist Methodologies in the Digital Humanities.” NEU Collaborative Research Cluster Grant, 2016.

Christopher Parsons. “The Sustainable Humanities.” NEU Collaborative Research Cluster Grant, 2016.

Lu Wang and Yun Raymond Fu. “Dynamic Heterogeneous Information Networks for Intelligent Visual Forecasting.” Northeastern University Tier 1 Grant, 2016-2017.

Brooke Foucault Welles and Dietmar Offenhuber. “Catalyzing Youth Advocacy Through Interactive Social Network Visualizations.” Northeastern University Tier 1 Research Award, 2016-2017.

Sarah Kanouse. NEU Faculty Research and Creative Activity Incentive Grant, 2016.

Dietmar Offenhuber and Thomas Vicino. “Social Resilience through Information and Communication Technologies in Rio de Janeiro’s Conflict Zones.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2016.

John Ackermann, Peter Bex, Michelle Borkin. “Designing Computerized Support Systems to Optimize Human Diagnostic Decision-Making.” NEU TIER 1 Grant, 2016.

Michelle Borkin. NEU Faculty Research and Creative Activity Incentive Grant, 2016.

2015

Alicia Sasser Modestino and Jamie Ladge. “Achieving Gender Equality in the Workplace: A Research Collaboration Focusing on Building and Sustaining Parity for Women in Recruitment, Management, Employment, and Compensation.” NEU Humanities Center Collaborative Research Cluster, 2015.

Alicia Sasser Modestino. “Upskilling and Downskilling: Using Big Data to Study Changes in Employer Requirements During the Great Recession.” NEU NULab Seedling Grant, 2015.

Alicia Sasser Modestino. “Upskilling: A Qualitative Study of Changing Employer Skill Requirements.” NEU College of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Development Initiative, 2015.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “#Hashtag Activism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age.” NEU NULab Seedling Grant, 2015.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “#Hashtag Activism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age.” College of Arts, Media and Design Faculty Research Grant, 2015.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Communication Science in the Digital Age: New Frontiers in Theory and Research Workshop.” Northeastern University NU-Lab Co-Sponsorship Award, 2015.

Christopher Parsons. “The Sustainable Humanites.” NEU Humanities Center Collaborative Research Cluster, 2015.

Moya Bailey.. NEU NULab Book Research Grant, 2015.

2014

Nicholas Beauchamp, Dietmar Offenhuber, Christoph Riedl. “Visualization of Text-based Networks.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2014.

Moya Bailey, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Julia Flanders, Benjamin Schmidt, and Ryan Cordell. NEU ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Grant for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2014.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Julia Flanders, David Smith, Patrick Yott. “Big Data and Text Curation: TEI and NLP Methods and Intersections”, NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2014.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Mining Big Heterogeneous Networks: Scalable Parallel Algorithms and Effective Scheduling.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2014.

David Smith, Christoph Riedl, Dietmar Offenhuber, Nicholas Beauchamp. “Extracting and Visualizing Multi-Dimensional Text Networks: Tools for Structural Reading and Text Exploration.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2014.

Ryan Cordell and David Smith. “Infectious Texts: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in 19th Century Newspaper.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2013.

Brooke Foucault Welles. “Cultivating ‘Network Thinking’ for Personal, Social, and Emotional Wellness.” College of Arts, Media, and Design Faculty Research Grant, 2013.

Ryan Cordell, David Smith, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. “Infectious Texts: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers Project.” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2013.

Ryan Cordell and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. “Our Marathon.” Emergency Seed Funding from the CSSH Dean’s Office to Begin Work on the Project, 2013.

Brooke Foucault Welles “Access, Choice, and Involvement in Urban Public Schools.” NEU Humanities Center Collaborative Research Cluster Award, 2012.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. “Development of The Early Caribbean Digital Archive Project” NEU Tier 1 Grant, 2012.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. Instructional Development Fund Grant for Archival Teaching Project, Northeastern University 2008-2009