In the Media

  • Researcher creates wearable that predicts outbursts in people with autism 1 minute in advance

    Venture Beat -- 08/21/2019

    But there are more subtle signs of distress that wearables can detect and communicate in advance, a Northeastern University research team has discovered, offering caregivers a precious minute of advance awareness to prepare for and possibly mitigate the issue.

  • Do Body-Positive Media Campaigns Actually Work?

    Psychology Today -- 08/21/2019

    But an important question is: Do media campaigns such as these have any real effects on how women feel about their bodies? And, from a business perspective, do these campaigns influence consumer opinions about the brand? A new study led by researchers from Northeastern University can provide answers.

  • Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

    The New York Times -- 08/21/2019

    “If the publicity is heavily tilted against you in a particular jurisdiction, there’s a concern that you just can’t find those jurors or that it’s basically impossible,” said Daniel S. Medwed, a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law.

  • Northeastern University to launch Vancouver campus

    Boston Business Journal -- 08/21/2019

    “We are excited to build this partnership with Vancouver, a great global city whose strengths and goals align so closely with ours,” said Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun. “Vancouver and Northeastern are shaping the technology-driven economy that is human-centered, giving learners and innovators the right opportunities for continuous reinvention.”…

  • No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You

    The New York Times -- 08/20/2019

    Last year, Kashmir Hill (now doing investigative work here at The New York Times) wrote about an academic study at Northeastern University that looked for “unexpected activity” transmitted from smartphones — in other words, an audio file secretly broadcast to Facebook or its advertisers.

  • Think Video On Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

    Wired -- 08/20/2019

    A new report by researchers at Northeastern University confirms that the nation’s four major wireless carriers throttle at least some video content on their networks, and suggests a few workarounds for those who want the best possible video quality on their mobile devices.

  • Trump administration revives public charge clause that kept Nazi-era refugees from the US

    The Conversation -- 08/20/2019

    During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas. Laurel Leff Associate Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University…

  • Why NYC is staring down a West Nile epidemic

    New York Post -- 08/20/2019

    That’s according to Sara Jensen Carr, an assistant professor in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the School of Architecture at Boston’s Northeastern University. …

  • Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are throttling online video 24/7, study says

    Mashable -- 08/19/2019

    Research conducted by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts found that wireless companies — including the main four U.S. carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, all slowed down video traffic from early 2018 to 2019.

  • Wireless Carriers Throttling Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, According To Study

    Forbes -- 08/19/2019

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Northeastern University ran 650,000 tests within the U.S. from 2018 to 2019 to see if wireless carriers were slowing down (or “throttling”) streaming services.

  • Mobile carriers throttle online videos almost all the time, study says

    CNET News -- 08/19/2019

    Researchers at Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst found that carriers throttle online video whether their mobile networks are congested or not. …

  • Building connections one story at a time

    CommonWealth Magazine -- 08/19/2019

    Northeastern University professor James Alan Fox says the media are conflating statistics on mass shootings and mass killings. (Boston Globe) …