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The 311 system, a service that enables citizens in hundreds of cities and towns around the country to report non-emergency issues such as graffiti and potholes, represents the “mundane version of smart cities,” argues Northeastern professor Dan O’Brien. “Apps and basic digital data can help us understand and serve cities better,” he says.
Weiling Liu, a new assistant professor of finance, studies how business decisions made at some of the largest financial institutions in the world affect the people who depend upon those institutions for their banking and insurance needs. “If my research can help consumers who maybe aren’t as financially literate, that’s the whole goal,” she says.
Patricia Davis, a new associate professor of communication studies, has analyzed how black history museums have memorialized the experience of African-Americans before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Now she wants to explore the relationships forged between African-American women who belonged to black women’s clubs in the early 20th century.
Research and Discovery
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The Game of Thrones social network
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Avengers, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: A road map to the top 100 grossing movies of all time
The Fountain of Youth looks more like a Petri dish
Data privacy in the palm of your hand. Literally.
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In The Media
The road map, set to be released Friday by consulting firm Accenture PLC and the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University, says ethics committees are well-suited for convening experts and developing standards used in making decisions on complex ethical questions. The report offers guidance on how…