Assistant professor of architecture Ang Li will exhibit work at the U.S. Pavilion of the 2023 Venice Biennale. Li’s work conducts “investigations into the use of recycled plastic as a building material and structural system.”
Read more about Li’s work and the other invited artists below.
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From the D’Amore-McKim School of Business:
China’s companies have long been acclaimed for their manufacturing prowess and, more recently, for their pragmatic approach to innovation. It’s time to recognize how they are also reinventing management control for the digital era through an approach we call “digitally-enhanced directed autonomy”, which gives employees autonomy while monitoring more precisely how they exercise it. This talk is based on a new article in Harvard Business Review, to be published in March-April 2023.
Authors’ bio: Mark Greeven is a professor at IMD Business School in Lausanne. Katherine Xin is the Bayer Chair in Leadership at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. George S. Yip is an emeritus professor of marketing and strategy at Imperial College London and a distinguished visiting professor at Northeastern University in Boston.
Register for the virtual portion of the event (March 21 at 8:00 am) here, and for the in-person event (March 23 at 12:00 pm) below.
Read “Initial recommendations for performing, benchmarking and reporting single-cell proteomics experiments” and see the full list of authors below.
Professor of public policy and urban affairs Joan Fitzgerald, in collaboration with policy advisor Julie Wormser and Tufts University professor Jonathan Lamontagne, has written an opinion piece in the Boston Globe on the need for a statewide “coastal adaptation agency.”
“If Boston were to build infrastructure to safeguard its shore,” independent of surrounding communities, they write, “it could well increase vulnerability in adjoining towns.”
“Failing to take a regional approach not only exposes important equity gaps between poor and wealthy communities but also leaves wealthier communities more vulnerable,” they argue.
Read “Massachusetts needs a coastal adaptation agency” at the Boston Globe below.
In the effort to create “multimaterial 3D printers,” the printers often only “allow printing of one material at a time, with limited ability of mixing multiple materials.” In this paper, researchers describe a “new 3D printer which eliminates the above shortcoming by merging the Fused Filament Fabrication and Direct Ink Write in one compact system.”
Read “Closed-loop direct ink extruder system with multi-part materials mixing” and see the full list of authors below.
From the College of Social Sciences and Humanities:
Jorge Morales, assistant professor of psychology and philosophy, will present his research on the subjectivity of the mind and how we perceive the world, how the brain creates conscious experiences, and how introspection opens a window into our own minds.
The talk will take place on Friday, February 24, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, in Renaissance Park 426.
From the Office of the Chancellor:
RISE is the showcase for research and creative projects being undertaken by everyone at Northeastern: learners from every year of study, every major, every campus, as well as faculty and staff. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to share work that will be presented live as a poster talk on RISE day, while faculty and staff can share published work on a Faculty and Staff Works Table.
Abstracts are due by February 22nd. RISE 2023 will take place on April 13th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Matthews Arena.
Read more about the conference and submit your abstract at the link below.
“First and Foremost” is a journal of writing and art created and published by the first-gen, undocumented, and low-income community at Northeastern. The journal is advised by Caitlin Thornbrugh, associate teaching professor in English and director of the Writing Minor, and Kat Gonso, teaching professor in English and director of the Writing Center.
“First and Foremost” is open for submissions until February 17, 2023. Students who identify as part of the first-generation, low-income, and/or undocumented community are invited and encouraged to submit creative pieces for this year’s edition.
From the College on Engineering:
Chemical engineering distinguished teaching professor Lucas Landherr has received a $3,500 grant from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Foundation to create a comic that details the work of chemical engineering for high school seniors and first-year college engineering students.
Find out more about Landherr’s work and this award below.
In a POV piece for Fast Company, researchers developing “Robotic boots providing superhuman reflexes” detail their discovery that, in order for robotic aids to successfully assist humans attempting to balance, those aids must act faster than typical human response times.
You can read the article at Fast Company here, and read the original research, “Exoskeletons need to react faster than physiological responses to improve standing balance,” and see the full list of authors, below.
“[Megan] Hofmann, a senior research fellow at Khoury College who will begin as an assistant professor this fall,” Matty Wasserman writes for the Khoury College of Computer Science, had been awarded with the SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award for her work “within the fields of human–computer interaction (HCI) and digital fabrication.”
Read more about Hofmann’s award-winning work below.
Professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering Srinivas Tadigadapa has been named as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors. The National Academy of Inventors “was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate, and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society,” they write in their mission statement.
See the full list of 95 new Senior Members below.
Professor of electrical and computer engineering Ravinder Dahiya, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Glasgow, has published research that advances electronic printing. Printing “high-performance and stable transistors… remains a major challenge. This is because of the difficulties to print high-mobility semiconducting materials and the lack of high-resolution printing techniques,” they write.
Crucially, the researchers now propose “silicon based printed n- and p-channel transistors to demonstrate the possibility of developing high-performance complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor… computing architecture.”
Read “Printed n- and p-Channel Transistors using Silicon Nanoribbons Enduring Electrical, Thermal, and Mechanical Stress” and see the full list of authors below.
Associate professor Ambika Bajpayee will present as a spotlight speaker at this year’s Orthopedic Research Society conferences, from February 10-14. Her talk is on “Bioelectricity for Cartilage Drug Delivery and Imaging.”
Professor of religion Elizabeth Bucar, with co-author Emma Cieslik, explains the recent trends behind wearing Catholic rosaries, or prayer beads, as fashion items, and also what prayer beads mean to the Catholic faith. “Given its use in expressing identity and as an instrument of prayer,” they write, “many of the college students we spoke to were uncomfortable with non-Catholics wearing rosaries as a fashion statement.”
Read “Rosaries As Fashion: Why Not to Wear Prayer Beads As an Accessory” below.
The authors of “Endogenous Driving Behavior in Tests of Racial Profiling” have identified that “In daylight, when race is more easily observable, African-American motorists are less likely to have fatal motor vehicle accidents,” because they are often driving more carefully out of caution around racially motivated traffic stops. The researchers used a “‘Veil of Darkness’ strategy to examine traffic fatalities and speeding infractions to detect such behavioral responses.”
Read “Endogenous Driving Behavior in Tests of Racial Profiling” and see the full list of authors below.
From the College of Engineering:
Civil and environmental engineering lecturer and operations manager Rozanna Riley was selected to receive the Black Heritage Award, which is given to those Northeastern staff and administrators in recognition of their dedicated service to Northeastern, to the students, and/or to the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.
Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Francesco Restuccia, research assistant professor Emrecan Demirors and professor Tommaso Melodia were awarded a patent for “Underwater ultrasonic communication system and method.”
Read more about the patent and their research below.
Jonathan Kaufman, professor and director in the School of Journalism, will speak about the extraordinary story of the Kadoorie and Sassoon families who stood astride China’s business, politics and economy for 175 years, as part of the Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series from the Jewish Studies Program.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Alumni Center Pavilion, Columbus Place.
In a new $3.1 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Northeastern department of civil and environmental engineering chair and CDM Smith Professor Jerome Hajjar will lead a multi-institution team of researchers developing a new carbon sequestration technique using cross-laminated timber composite floor systems in bolted steel construction for building structures. The new structural method aims to decrease the use of steel while increasing the use of carbon-storing timber and design for deconstruction methods. The team envisions the research may enable widespread construction of carbon-negative multi-story buildings in the coming years.
Read more about the grant and Hajjar’s research below.
Read “An optimized acidic digestion for the isolation of microplastics from biota-rich samples and cellulose acetate matrices” below. Co-written between professor Aron Stubbins and graduate teaching assistant Erin Tuttle.
Auroop Ganguly, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, will share his personal journey building climate resilience. Professor Ganguly co-founded the climate analytics startup risQ, which models the complex financial risks posed by climate change.
Read more about the seminar below.
Professor of psychology David DeSteno’s podcast “How God Works” is a finalist for “Best Personal Growth/Spirituality Podcast” in the Ambies, the top awards show in the podcast industry.
“How God Works” interrogates why, despite the fact that “religion and science often seem at odds, there’s one thing they can agree on: people who take part in spiritual practices tend to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
The Ambies award show takes place on March 7.
Read more about—and listen to—”How God Works” at the link below.
Read “Dissociation Between Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Statistical Learning in Children with Autism” and see the full list of authors below.
From the Khoury College of Computer Science:
Professor Byron Wallace “has been awarded Northeastern’s Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professorship for his work” on applying machine learning and natural language processing to healthcare.
In an interview, Wallace gave one example of these applications: “the evolution of NLP systems [means they] can now spit out very plausible text, which medical practitioners can use to synthesize medical evidence and make better decisions for patient treatment.
Read the interview with Wallace, and learn more about his research, below.