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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.
Mark Martin, assistant professor in computer science and education practice at Northeastern University London, has published a new book called My Teaching Routine.
“This book encourages you to reflect on your teaching style,” the publishing copy reads, “and challenges you to understand when things are going well, when things need change and when they need to be dropped.”
A book launch was held on March 15, 2023, over Zoom.
From the College of Social Sciences and Humanities:
Qianqian Zhang-Wu, assistant professor of English and director of multilingual writing, received multiple awards at the 2023 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), as well as a 2023 CCCC Research Initiative Grant.
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.
From the College of Engineering:
Electrical and computer engineering associate professor Josep Jornet received the Best Demo Award at the 24th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile) for the work titled “Adversarial Aerial Metasurfaces,” with electrical engineering student Sherif Badran, PhD’26, and collaborators at Rice and Brown Universities.
Find out more about the award 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.
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.”
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.
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.
In this installment of the Nardone Family Seminar series, Maria Ivanova, director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and professor of public policy at Northeastern University, [discussed] the role of two small states—Rwanda and Peru—that successfully advocated for a resolution to end plastic pollution by 2040.
Read more about the Nardone Family Seminar series below.
The D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ international business and strategy academic group is launching the International Business Today podcast. Episodes will explore the most critical business issues through the lens of cutting-edge research. This podcast is for all global business professionals and any student who hopes to work for a multinational organization in the future.
Find out more about International Business Today below.
Yulia Pinkusevich, professor of studio art at Mills College, will be part of a group exhibition running between January and March, 2023. The exhibition is titled “In Search of the Miraculous,” and will be held at the Marlborough Gallery, in New York City.
Professor Surendra M. Gupta delivered a keynote speech titled “Academic Research in Reverse Supply Chains, Disassembly and Remanufacturing: A Comprehensive Overview” at the third International Conference on Future Technologies in Manufacturing, Automation, Design & Energy (ICoFT2022) organized by NIT Puducherry, Karaikal, India. Reverse supply chain consists of a series of activities required to collect used products from consumers and reprocess them to either recover their leftover market values or dispose of them. Disassembly and Remanufacturing are important elements of reverse supply chains.
Read more about the keynote below.
A team of researchers with the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) consisting of computer engineering students Matteo Bordin, PhD’26, and Pietro Brach Del Prever, PhD’27, and led by electrical and computer engineering research assistant professor Salvatore D’Oro, won first prize at the IEEE Advanced Air Mobility – Concepts Innovation Challenge, a challenge to engage undergraduate and graduate students across the world in developing novel concepts in unmanned air transportation.
Read more about their work below.
The 28th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP) was held at Northeastern University from November 16th to 18th, 2022. The conference, co-organized by Professor Yingzi Lin, mechanical and industrial engineering, Northeastern University, and Professor Zhisheng Zhang, Southeast University (China), aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international forum for mechatronics and machine vision. The conference topics include applied robots, smart sensors, artificial intelligence, machine vision, and the frontier of science and technology in medical rehabilitation electromechanical systems and other aspects.
Mills photography professor Catherine Wagner has an installation on display, “Arc Cycle,” at the Yerba Buena/Moscone Subway Station in San Francisco. The work “aims to reflect San Francisco’s past and present.” Professor Wagner was interviewed about the installation in the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook.
Christie Chung spoke at the Advancing Cognitive Research with Undergraduates (ACRU) event at the Psychonomic Conference in Boston, Mass., on November 18, 2022.
Electrical and computer engineering professor Edmund Yeh, leading a multi-university project on named data networking for data-intensive science experiments (N-DISE), has “demonstrated a record average throughput of 50 Gbps and peak throughput of 63 Gbps for the N-DISE data delivery platform on a transcontinental wide area network testbed.” Their successful demonstrations were held at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Dallas, Texas, in mid-November, 2022.
The project involves collaborators from Northeastern University, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California Los Angeles, and the Tennessee Technological University. Read more about their demonstrations below.
Professor of environmental sciences Kristina Faul came from Mills College at Northeastern to visit the Marine Science Center. She delivered a talk on student-centered climate change work in November 2022.
Associate Dean Christie Chung gave a talk at Queens College, New York, on October 31, 2022, entitled, “A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Age-related Positivity Effect in Memory.” The talk was based on her research, published in the International Journal of Aging and Human Development.
In October, professor Carlota Caulfield presented at “Homenatge a Antonio Beneyto” (“Tribute to Antonio Beneyto”). The title of her literary presentation was “Cuatro letras partidas por dos: diálogos entre un escritor/pintor y una poeta.”
The 2022 Frontiers in International Business Conference, hosted by the Darla Moore School of Business in Charleston, South Carolina, featured a keynote talk and numerous session presentations by notable D’Amore-McKim faculty and one rising star undergraduate student.
Read more about the conference below.