Nicholas Beauchamp Assistant Professor of Political Science firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.2796 Expertise campaign advertising, Caucus, Election 2020, Elections, midterm elections, Nevada, online communication, political methodology, State of the Union, US politics, use of digital techniques and evolution of ideas over social media Nicholas Beauchamp in the Press As mass testing ends, how will covid waves be tracked? Not many academic papers start off as a joke. But Nick Beauchamp, of Northeastern University, in Massachusetts, was inspired by some light-hearted Twitter threads during the covid-19 pandemic. Why did he suspect a COVID surge was coming? He followed the digital breadcrumbs Nick Beauchamp is an associate professor of political science at Northeastern University and first caught wind of the Yankee Candle theory late last year. Newsweek Doctor Suggests Bad Yankee Candle Reviews Could Mean COVID is Coming Back Based on @drewtoothpaste’s tweet, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, Nicholas Beauchamp set to work. He wrote a paper on the phenomenon seemingly confirming that there is in fact a clear link. It appears that an upturn in negative reviews has become a predictive indicator in signaling that a COVID surge is coming. ‘Zero scent’: could negative reviews of smelly candles hint at a Covid surge? In his study entitled, Detecting the Effect of Covid Anosmia on Amazon Reviews Using Bayesian Vector Autoregression, Beauchamp used nearly 10,000 Yankee Candle reviews from Amazon and found that each additional 100,000 new Covid cases per week resulted in an estimated 0.25% increase in the number of “no smell” reviews. Fortune The COVID wave America doesn’t care about: ‘Everybody is sick of COVID’ In the early days of the pandemic “you could have been strongly pro-mask and only worry about having lost the Trump votes,” Dr. Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, told Fortune. Northeastern Researchers Will Be First to Use Data From Facebook With a grant from the Social Science Research Council and Social Science One, researchers at Northeastern University will be among the very first academics to use data from Facebook to explore how information—and misinformation—travels online. This algorithm identifies the key ingredients to winning a debate A team of researchers at Northeastern University have taken on the task of predicting debate “winners” by deconstructing their arguments, hoping to encourage more meaningful meetings. The researchers aren’t focused on style but content — they’re concern isn’t with fancy rhetoric or theatrics but with sound reasoning. It’s an idealized outlook of debates but one they […] Nature News The Future of Elections: Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Poll Results? The artificial intelligence system was built in 2004 in Mumbai, and has been getting smarter with time. Using social media to predict the results of elections has become extremely popular because of the huge amount of information that can be easily accessed. Nick Beauchamp, a professor at Northeastern University, had experimented with artificial intelligence to over […] CNBC Trump will win the election and is more popular than Obama in 2008, AI system finds Using social media to predict outcomes of elections has become increasingly popular because of the amount of data available publically. In September, Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, published a paper about his experiment applying AI to more than 100 million tweets in the 2012 election. He found that this […] CNET News Twitter beats national polls for election predictions, prof claims Election watchers may be glued to every new national poll regarding this year’s presidential election, but one researcher believes that analyzing Twitter may be a more accurate way to predict the results. Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, said in a paper published last week in the American Journal of […] Nicholas Beauchamp for Northeastern Global News Should there be a maximum age limit for elected politicians? Should there be a maximum age limit for elected politicians? While many Americans support a maximum age limit for politicians, such restrictions can be difficult to put into place, experts explain. Are liberals truly more depressed than conservatives? Are liberals truly more depressed than conservatives? How does a person's politics influence their mental health? Research points to connections, prompting theories to explain differences. Iowa caucus: Maybe there shouldn’t have been an app for that Iowa caucus: Maybe there shouldn’t have been an app for that The Iowa Democratic Party went wrong when it put its faith in an untested app to count the votes during Monday’s caucuses. Will there be a lasting effect on the race? Stephen Intille, associate professor computer sciences, and Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science weigh in. This data visualization from Northeastern University researchers helps make sense of the Democratic presidential debates in real time This data visualization from Northeastern University researchers helps make sense of the Democratic presidential debates in real time The latest debate revealed various strategies, says professor Nick Beauchamp, who's visualization tools bring a new outlook to the election. Northeastern University researchers among the first to gain access to Facebook data that could help us understand how fake news spreads on social media Northeastern University researchers among the first to gain access to Facebook data that could help us understand how fake news spreads on social media Four NU professors have been selected to receive access to closely guarded Facebook data that could shed light on how people share fake news. At the State of the Union, Trump makes his pitch for the border in the language of unity At the State of the Union, Trump makes his pitch for the border in the language of unity President Donald Trump kicked off his State of the Union address championing policies that “the Democrats would have no choice but to applaud,” said said Nicholas Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern. In an address delayed by an unprecedented government shutdown, Trump told members of the 116th Congress Tuesday that “The state of the Union is strong.” The government might shut down this weekend. Here’s how we got here and how it would affect you. The government might shut down this weekend. Here’s how we got here and how it would affect you. As the United States steadily marches toward a budget shortage that would kick off a Christmastime government shutdown, a deal to bridge the spending gap is teetering in the balance. But what makes this looming shutdown different from others in the past few years, said Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern, is who will be blamed for it. ‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric ‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric In his inauguration address on Friday, Donald Trump pledged to put “America first” and ensure that Americans’ voices would be forgotten no longer. Early in his address, Trump took aim at the so-called Washington establishment, saying it has worked to benefit itself and not its citizens. This day, he said, “would be remembered as the […] Obama’s farewell address: inspiring words, familiar themes, and a ‘primer on democracy’ Obama’s farewell address: inspiring words, familiar themes, and a ‘primer on democracy’ President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address Tuesday night, which served as a hopeful goodbye and a call to action, urging Americans to bring about positive change and stand up to threats that challenge democracy. We spoke with political experts William Crotty and Nick Beauchamp for their reactions. 3Qs: What can we expect in the new congressional session? 3Qs: What can we expect in the new congressional session? The latest legislative session is only hours old, but already wrought with controversy. Nicholas Beauchamp, an expert in U.S. politics, says this is only the beginning, and advises onlookers to keep an eye out for tension, discord, and the deployment of unconventional political tactics over the coming year.