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Northeastern welcomes new faculty

Northeastern welcomes an impressive group of new faculty across many disciplines for the 2017-18 academic year. Here, we profile some of these professors and highlight their research, teaching, and journeys to Northeastern.

 

The evolving laws and rules around privacy, data security, and robots

Woodrow Hartzog, who joined Northeastern’s faculty this fall, studies the problems that arise when personal information is collected using new technologies. “Information is power, and when other people collect it they have power over us and that leaves us vulnerable,” he says.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what role does the brain play in shaping subjective experience? Ajay Satpute, assistant professor in the College of Science, explores this puzzle through the interplay of psychology and neuroscience. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Exploring emotion in the brain

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what role does the brain play in shaping subjective experience? Ajay Satpute, assistant professor in the College of Science, explores this puzzle through the interplay of psychology and neuroscience.

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Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Trailblazing the way to a better night’s sleep

Most guidelines suggest adults get six to eight hours of sleep each night. Lichuan Ye, associate professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, thinks about sleep for much longer than that each day. Indeed, her research focuses on promoting better sleep, and managing sleep disorders.

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Charn McAllister primarily studies political skill—that is, the ability to leverage working relationships in order to achieve personal or organizational objectives. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

From the Army to academia: One professor’s journey

Charn McAllister enrolled at West Point in July 2001, just two months before 9/11. During a tour of duty in Iraq, a phone call from his wife changed his professional ambitions. Now, nearly a decade after that call, he’s a newly appointed faculty member in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

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