Elizabeth Maddock Dillon : Co-Director, Professor

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Co-Director, Professor

e.dillon@neu.edu
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Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is Professor of the Department of English and Co-director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. She is the author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004). She has published widely in journals on topics from aesthetics, to the novel and performance in the early Atlantic world, to Barbary pirates. She is the founder of the award-winning crowd-sourced digital archive Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, and the co-founder and co-director of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive. Read more here.

David Lazer : Co-Director; University Distinguished Professor, Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

Co-Director; University Distinguished Professor, Political Science and Computer and Information Science

d.lazer@neu.edu
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David Lazer is a Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, and the Co-Director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Before joining the Northeastern faculty in fall 2009, he was an Associate Professor of public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of its Program on Networked Governance. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. Professor Lazer’s research centers on social networks; governance, or how the patterns of institutional relations yield functional or dysfunctional systems; and technology and its use in communication. An authority on social networks, he has written several papers on the diffusion of information among interest groups and between these groups and the government. He is the co-editor of Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government and also written extensively on the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. Read more here.

Julia Flanders : Interim Co-Director, Professor of Practice

Julia Flanders

Interim Co-Director, Professor of Practice

j.flanders@neu.edu
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Julia Flanders is a Professor of the Practice of English and Director of the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University, where she also directs the Women Writers Project. She serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, and has also served as chair of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and as secretary of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. She received BA degrees from Harvard University and Cambridge University, and a PhD in English from Brown University. From 1993 to 2013 she worked at Brown University at the Women Writers Project and as a member of the Scholarly Technology Group. Her research interests include scholarly text encoding, textual editing, and humanities data modeling. Read more here.

Moya Bailey :  Assistant Professor, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Moya Bailey

Assistant Professor, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

m.bailey@northeastern.edu
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Moya Bailey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and an Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. She is a graduate of Emory University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. With Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles, she is the author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice. Read more here.

Aleszu Bajak : Graduate Manager, Media Innovation and Media Advocacy

Aleszu Bajak

Graduate Manager, Media Innovation and Media Advocacy

a.bajak@neu.edu
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Aleszu Bajak is a freelance journalist and Graduate Programs Manager in Northeastern's School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Amherst College. His research interests include the impacts of technology on mass media and the interface between journalists, designers, and developers. He writes for outlets like M.I.T. Technology Review, the Boston Globe Magazine, the Washington Post and Undark. He is also the editor of Storybench, the School of Journalism's under-the-hood guide to digital storytelling. Read more here.

Nick Beauchamp : Assistant Professor, Political Science

Nick Beauchamp

Assistant Professor, Political Science

n.beauchamp@neu.edu
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Nick Beauchamp is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a core faculty member of the Network Science Institute. He is a graduate of New York University. His research examines how political opinions form and change as a result of discussion, deliberation, and argument in domains such as legislatures, campaigns, social media, and the judiciary, using techniques from machine learning, automated text analysis, and social network analysis. His work has appeared in the Proceedings of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics, the American Journal of Political Science, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Read more here.

Cameron Blevins : Assistant Professor, History

Cameron Blevins

Assistant Professor, History

c.blevins@northeastern.edu
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Cameron Blevins is an Assistant Professor of History, studying the nineteenth-century United States, the American West, and digital history. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he worked at the Spatial History Project and Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow in Rutgers University’s history department and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. His project, Gossamer Network, presents a spatial interpretation of the western United States and the American state by mapping the sprawling infrastructure of the nation’s nineteenth-century postal network. His broad interests include geography, communications, gender history, and information visualization. Read more here.

Michelle Borkin : Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Michelle Borkin

Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

m.borkin@neu.edu
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Michelle Borkin is an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College for Computer Sciences. She is a graduate of Harvard University. She works on the development of novel visualization techniques and tools to enable new insights and discoveries in data. She works across disciplines to bring together computer scientists, doctors, and astronomers to collaborate on new analysis and visualization techniques, and cross-fertilize techniques across disciplines. Her main research interests include information and scientific visualization, hierarchical and multidimensional data representations, network visualization, visualization cognition, user interface design, human computer interaction, and evaluation methodologies. Read more here.

Matthew Carroll : Professor of the Practice, Journalism

Matthew Carroll

Professor of the Practice, Journalism

ma.carroll@northeastern.edu
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Matthew Carroll is a Professor of the Practice in Journalism. He was a member of the Spotlight team, the Boston Globe's newsroom investigative unit, when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 for its coverage of the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal. That story was turned into the movie Spotlight, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. He also ran the Knight Foundation-funded Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab, where he ran conferences on thorny issues confronting journalism and worked with students to help create tools for newsrooms. Read more here.

Jay Cephas : Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urbanism

Jay Cephas

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urbanism

j.cephas@northeastern.edu
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Jay Cephas is an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urbanism. Jay studies the effects of large socio-economic forces on cities and how technology and labor practices interface with the totalizing effects of architecture. Jay analyzes both ordinary and critical spatial practices to recover the latent and as of yet invisible knowledges that are transmitted through the bodies and buildings of urban environments. In Fordism and the City, Jay deploys these frameworks to examine the agonism structuring Fordism and urbanization in early twentieth-century Detroit. Jay’s latest research project turns to New York City to address the knowledge transfer occurring between visionary architects and labor activists in their efforts to create cooperative housing. Read more here.

Myojung Chung : Assistant Professor, Journalism

Myojung Chung

Assistant Professor, Journalism

m.chung@northeastern.edu
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Myojung Chung is an Assistant Professor in Journalism. She is a graduate of Syracuse University. Her primary research examines how the emergence of new media has changed journalism and strategic communication. She is particularly interested in how online participatory behaviors such as commenting, liking, and sharing affect audiences’ processing of news or other mediated messages, and how to make messages more persuasive and effective in the digital era. Her research also explores how non-profit organizations, particularly advocacy groups, can strategically use media to amplify voice, mobilize social support, and engage target audiences in a call-to-action.

Dan Cohen : Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Library, and Professor of History

Dan Cohen

Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Library, and Professor of History


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Dan Cohen is the Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Library, and Professor of History at Northeastern University. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton, a master’s from Harvard, and his doctorate from Yale. His work has focused on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources, to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools, to the changing landscape of communication and publication. Prior to his tenure at Northeastern, he was the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which brought together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and made them freely available to the world. Before DPLA, Dan was a Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Ryan Cordell : Associate Professor, English

Ryan Cordell

Associate Professor, English

r.cordell@neu.edu
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Ryan Cordell is an Associate Professor in English. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Cordell primarily studies circulation and reprinting in nineteenth-century American newspapers, but his interests extend to the influence of computation and digitization on contemporary reading, writing, and research. He collaborates with colleagues in English, history, and computer science on the NEH- and ACLS-funded Viral Texts project, which is using robust data mining tools to discover borrowed texts across large-scale archives of nineteenth-century periodicals. Cordell is also a primary investigator in the Digging Into Data project Oceanic Exchanges, a six-nation effort examining patterns of information flow across national and linguistic boundaries in nineteenth century newspapers. Read more here.

Pedro Miguel Cruz : Assistant Professor, Art and Design

Pedro Miguel Cruz

Assistant Professor, Art and Design

p.cruz@northeastern.edu
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Pedro Cruz is an Assistant Professor in Art and Design. He is a graduate of the University of Coimbra. He is a data visualization designer who explores new metaphoric and figurative ways to visualize information. His work has been featured in several exhibitions around the world, such as London Design Biennale, Ibero-American Biennale of Design, CES, MoMA’s Talk to Me, and SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, as well as in magazines such as Fast Company, National Geographic, and Wired, and in specialized books. Read more here.

Cody Dunne : Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Cody Dunne

Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

c.dunne@northeastern.edu
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Cody Dunne is an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He works at the intersection of information visualization, network science, human-computer interaction, and computer science. He focuses on techniques for making data easier to analyze and share, as well as the application of visualization techniques to real-world problems. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, graph & network visualization, data workflows, data & analytic provenance, human-computer interaction, and personal health informatics. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was a research scientist in IBM Watson Health, IBM Watson, and IBM Research. Read more here.

Meg Heckman : Assistant Professor, Journalism

Meg Heckman

Assistant Professor, Journalism

m.heckman@northeastern.edu
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Meg Heckman is an Assistant Professor in Journalism. She is a graduate of Northeastern University. Her recent work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, Media Report to Women and USA Today. She contributed chapters to A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics, co-authored We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers, and uncovered the little-known backstory of the first women to win Pulitzer prizes as part of a series celebrating the prizes’ centennial. She is a past president of the New Hampshire Press Association, has served twice as a Pulitzer juror and is the New England Regional Captain for the Journalism and Women Symposium. Read more here.

Donghee Jo : Assistant Professor, Economics

Donghee Jo

Assistant Professor, Economics

d.jo@northeastern.edu
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Donghee Jo is an Assistant Professor in Economics, and affiliated faculty member of the Network Science Institute. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in political economy and media economics, and the current primary focus of his research is the causes, consequences, and potential remedies of political polarization. Read more here.

Sarah Kanouse : Associate Professor, Art and Design

Sarah Kanouse

Associate Professor, Art and Design

s.kanouse@neu.edu
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Sarah Kanouse is an Associate Professor in Art and Design. She is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is an interdisciplinary artist and writer examining the politics of landscape and public space. Her research-based creative projects trace the production of landscape through ecological, historical, and legal forces, particularly focusing on the environmental and cultural effects of military activities. Her award-winning, feature-length film, Around Crab Orchard, addresses how the politics of conservation and environmental justice are imbricated with military and penal economies deeply in an American wildlife refuge. Her work has been screened or exhibited at Documenta 13, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, the Cooper Union, the Smart Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and in numerous festivals and spaces at such institutions as CUNY Graduate Center, George Mason University, University of California Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin. Read more here.

Ang Li : Assistant Professor, Architecture

Ang Li

Assistant Professor, Architecture


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Ang Li is an architect and Assistant Professor in Architecture. She is a graduate of Princeton University. Her research and creative practice operates between the fields of architecture and historic preservation to investigate alternative heritage practices and collective forms of memory maintenance in the contemporary building industry. Her work ranges from public installations that engage the indexical agency of building materials to collaborative research centered around the development of accessible and interactive architectural archives. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern, she was a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo. Read more here.

Alan Mislove : Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Alan Mislove

Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

amislove@ccs.neu.edu
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Alan Mislove is a Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He is a graduate of Rice University. His research fields include: systems issues in online social networks, user privacy in online social networks, addressing multiple-identity attacks, and deriving insights from large-scale online social network data. His research interests revolve around understanding the security and privacy implications of emerging online services. He is interested in problems including algorithm auditing of large-scale systems, better understanding the (in)security of the SSL ecosystem, and how to better design cloud computing systems to meet end users’ needs. Read more here.

Alicia Sasser Modestino : Associate Professor, Economics, and Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Associate Director, Dukakis Center

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Associate Professor, Economics, and Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Associate Director, Dukakis Center

a.modestino@neu.edu
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Alicia Sasser Modestino is an Associate Professor in Economics, an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and an Associate Director of the Dukakis Center. She is a graduate of Harvard University. Her research fields are: labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, and regional economic analysis. Previously, she was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where she led numerous research projects on regional economic and policy issues for the New England Public Policy Center. Her work has appeared in journals such as Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Health Affairs. Read more here.

Laura K. Nelson : Assistant Professor, Sociology

Laura K. Nelson

Assistant Professor, Sociology

l.nelson@northeastern.edu
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Laura K. Nelson is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and a Faculty Affiliate at the Network Science Institute. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She uses computational methods to study social movements, culture, gender, institutions, and the history of feminism. She has held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow at Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and was also a research affiliate at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. She is interested in further developing automated text analysis methods and best-practices for sociology and digital humanities. Read more here.

Daniel T. O’Brien : Associate Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director, Boston Area Research Initiative

Daniel T. O’Brien

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Criminology and Criminal Justice; Co-Director, Boston Area Research Initiative

d.obrien@northeastern.edu
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Daniel T. O’Brien is an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Co-Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative. He is a graduate of Binghamton University. His work focuses on the ways that researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can work together to leverage modern digital data (i.e., “Big Data”) to better understand and serve cities. His own work focuses on the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly those that directly impact a place’s future upward (or downward) trajectory. Read more here.

Dietmar Offenhuber : Associate Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Dietmar Offenhuber

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs

d.offenhuber@neu.edu
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Dietmar Offenhuber is Associate Professor in Art and Design and an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was Key Researcher at the Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and the Ars Electronica Futurelab and professor in the Interface Culture program of the Art University Linz, Austria. His research field could be described as Accountability Design – focusing on the relationship between visual representations and urban governance. He has led a number of research projects investigating formal and informal waste systems and has published books on the subjects of Urban Data, Accountability Technologies and Urban Informatics. Read more here.

Chris Parsons : Assistant Professor, History

Chris Parsons

Assistant Professor, History

c.parsons@northeastern.edu
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Chris Parsons is an Assistant Professor in History. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. His current book project, Cultivating a New France: Knowledge, Empire and Environment in the French Atlantic World, 1600 – 1760, examines French encounters with American environments that became literal and figurative sites of imperial experimentation, places to imagine the possible contours of a French colonial empire and investigate the roots and persistence of American difference. He has a longstanding interest in highlighting the contribution of indigenous peoples to the evolution of European and Euro-American environmental sciences. Read more here.

Tina Eliassi-Rad : Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Tina Eliassi-Rad

Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

eliassi@ccs.neu.edu
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Tina Eliassi-Rad is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, and a faculty member of the Network Science Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research is rooted in data mining and machine learning, and spans theory, algorithms, and applications of massive data from networked representations of physical and social phenomena. Tina's work has been applied to personalized search on the World-Wide Web, statistical indices of large-scale scientific simulation data, fraud detection, mobile ad targeting, and cyber situational awareness. Her algorithms have been incorporated into systems used by government and industry (e.g., IBM System G Graph Analytics) as well as open-source software (e.g., Stanford Network Analysis Project). Read more here.

Christoph Riedl : Associate Professor, Computer Sciences, and Supply Chain and Information Management Systems

Christoph Riedl

Associate Professor, Computer Sciences, and Supply Chain and Information Management Systems

c.riedl@neu.edu
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Christoph Riedl is an Associate Professor in Computer Science, an Associate Professor in Supply Chain Information Management Systems, and a core faculty at the Network Science Institute. He is a graduate of Technische Universität München. His research fields are data science and computational social science which he applies to substantive research questions on decision making by individual (peer-review), decision making by groups (collective intelligence), social media and online social networks, individual and team productivity, and the Web as a platform for service innovation. He studies information diffusion and strategic behavior in multidimensional networks in crowdsourced creative collaboration. He also researches team formation and creative collaboration in the context of crowdsourcing competitions. Read more here.

Jessica Silbey : Professor, Law; Faculty Director, Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity; Affiliate Professor, English

Jessica Silbey

Professor, Law; Faculty Director, Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity; Affiliate Professor, English

j.silbey@northeastern.edu
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Jessica Silbey is a Professor in Law, a Faculty Director for the Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity, and an Affiliate Professor in English. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She has altered the national conversation about creativity and invention with her book, The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property. Based on a set of 50 interviews with authors, artists, inventors, and lawyers, she challenges the traditional notion of intellectual property as merely creating financial incentives necessary to spur innovation. She is currently working on a new book investigating the intersection of intellectual property, creative and innovative work, and fundamental democratic values in our digital age. She has been invited to speak about her research at the nation’s leading law schools, including Harvard, NYU and Yale, as well as at universities in Canada, England, Australia, France, Germany and Israel. Read more here.

Rory Smead : Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities; Associate Professor, Philosophy

Rory Smead

Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities; Associate Professor, Philosophy

r.smead@northeastern.edu
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Rory Smead is the Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities, and an Associate Professor in Philosophy. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. His research is focused on the evolution of social behavior, the connections between evolution and learning, applications of game theory to ethics, and philosophical issues surrounding the use of idealized mathematical models in the social and biological sciences. His work has appeared in Biology and PhilosophyPhilosophy of Science, and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Read more here.

David Smith : Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

David Smith

Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

dasmith@ccs.neu.edu
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David Smith is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. His research fields include: computational linguistics and natural language processing with applications to information retrieval, machine translation, and digital humanities. He studies how analyzing natural language data helps us uncover underlying networks and how this relational structure helps us better analyze text. He works on the Viral Texts project to explore the culture of reprinting 19th-century publications and its relationship to the communication, transportation, political and social networks of the time. With researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, he is investigating how different subcommunities of scientists explore the research literature. He also works on scalable information extraction and retrieval in large collections of scanned books and their use for modeling historical language change. Read more here.

Lu Wang : Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Lu Wang

Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

luwang@ccs.neu.edu
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Lu Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Her research fields include: natural language processing, computational social science, and machine learning. She is interested in developing natural language processing and machine learning techniques to help people efficiently and effectively understand and absorb knowledge from large-scale text data with inherent noise. She is interested in understanding how people argue with and influence others, as well as form their own opinions on topics of interest. She studies the task of discovering linguistic patterns that reflect these processes, and how to use them for social interaction analysis and prediction. Read more here.

Brooke Foucault Welles : Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Brooke Foucault Welles

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

b.welles@neu.edu
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Brooke Foucault Welles is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and a Faculty Affiliate of the Network Science Institute. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. She studies how social networks shape and constrain human behavior, with a particular emphasis on how the recall and activation of network ties influences success in personal and team goals. She has examined how social networks influence friendship selection in online communities. Her recent work focuses on how people come to recognize resources within their social networks and leverage them to achieve personal, organizational and social goals. With Sarah J. Jackson and Moya Bailey, she is the author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice. Read more here.

John Wihbey : Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Innovation

John Wihbey

Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Innovation

j.wihbey@neu.edu
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John Wihbey is an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Media Innovation. He is a graduate of Columbia University. His research fields include: news media and information quality/credibility issues, social networks and news dissemination/consumption, climate change communications and sustainability, and societal effects of big data. He was formerly Assistant Director for Journalist Resources at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and a lecturer in journalism at Boston University. He writes for outlets such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, National Geographic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Yale Climate Connections. He has been a producer and digital editor for the NPR show “On Point,” from WBUR-Boston, and a reporter for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Read more here.

Christo Wilson : Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences; BS Director, Cybersecurity

Christo Wilson

Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences; BS Director, Cybersecurity

cbw@ccs.neu.edu
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Christo Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, and the Director of the BS in Cybersecurity Program. He is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on security and privacy for online social networks. His work begins with fundamental measurement and modeling of social networks and user dynamics. He then applies this knowledge to build security and privacy-preserving systems that scale to today’s massive social networks. As part of this work, he developed a system for China’s largest social network that has successfully detected more than 1 million fake accounts in its first year of use. His expertise extends to other aspects of the social web and to networks more broadly. He is working with Alan Mislove to explore the Internet filter bubble, a term social scientists coined to describe the perils of content personalization on major websites. His interests also include examining ways to improve network protocols for data centers. Read more here.

Staff

Sarah Connell : Assistant Director

Sarah Connell

Assistant Director

sa.connell@northeastern.edu
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Sarah Connell is the Assistant Director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and of the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. She also co-directs the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative. Her research focuses on text encoding and text analysis at scale; medieval and early modern literature and historiography; and pedagogies of digital scholarship. Her recent projects include a collaboration with Diana Henderson to develop an online course on the Merchant of Venice for the MITx platform; Making Room in History, a text encoding and analysis project on early modern narratives of national identity; and an NEH-funded seminar series on research and teaching with word embedding models.

Cara Marta Messina : Digital Integration Teaching Initiative Assistant Director

Cara Marta Messina

Digital Integration Teaching Initiative Assistant Director

messina.c@husky.neu.edu
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Cara Marta Messina is a third year PhD student in the English Department, focusing on Writing and Rhetoric. She is the recipient of the 2019 Kairos Journal Graduate Student Teaching Award. Her research interests include writing studies, fan studies, digital rhetoric, rhetorical genre studies, and critical digital pedagogy. Her work merges writing analytics, digital humanities, and writing studies methodologies to trace online critical fan composing practices. She is an advocate for making knowledges accessible and incorporates a digital critical pedagogical lens in her work teaching, working with other instructors on professional development, and providing pedagogical resources through the use of online toolkits and documentation.

Laura Johnson : NULab Coordinator

Laura Johnson

NULab Coordinator

johnson.lau@husky.neu.edu
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Laura Johnson is a second year Ph.D Student in the English Department, focusing on Literature and Digital Humanities. She research interests include narrative and representation in the archive, focusing on questions of gender, sexuality, and community engagement. She incorporates digital humanities methods in her research on finding aids as data, using computational textual analysis to explore systems of classification and categorization in the archival description of LGBTQ collections. She has also served as a Research Assistant for the NEH-funded Women Writers Project's Word Vector for the Thoughtful Institute series.