Published books authored by Northeastern faculty.
New book “My Teaching Routine” from professor Mark Martin
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.
Dahiya publishes “Sensory Systems for Robotic Applications”
From the College of Engineering: Electrical and computer engineering professor Ravinder Dahiya has published a book on Sensory Systems for Robotic Applications. Read more about the book, and find its abstract, at the College of Engineering below.
Using computer science to tell stories ‘that make a difference’
In “Code for What?: Computer Science for Storytelling and Social Justice,” Clifford Lee and co-author Elisabeth Soep ask, “What if coding were a justice-driven medium for storytelling rather than a narrow technical skill?” The authors show why computer coding can be more than a career-motivated pursuit, but can also be used for the social good. “Code for What?” tells the “stories of a diverse group of young people in Oakland, California, who combine journalism, data, design, and code to create media that makes a difference.”
Using coding language Maple to learn vibrational mechanics
This new book, Vibrational Mechanics by Maple Practical Applications, promises “to assist undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in physics, mechanical engineering, electromechanical and aerospace engineering in acquiring a more thorough knowledge of vibrational mechanics using the Maple programming language.” Read more about the book and see the full list of authors below.
D’Amore-McKim professors offer new framework for digitally transforming businesses
Four professors in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business—Koen Pauwels, Zeynep Aksehirli, Yakov Bart and Kwong Chan—have published “Break the Wall: Democratize Digital In Your Business,” which examines issues facing businesses undergoing digital transformation. The authors have identified a fundamental problem: that “many [organizations] take a very narrow view” toward digital transformation, Pauwels writes in a LinkedIn post, while their “leaders recognize the tidal wave of digital change, with the C-Suite… focused on much larger issues.” To combat this differential, the authors propose a “Nested Adaptive Framework to work through digital transformation tasks at each level in the organization.”
Northeastern professor receives 2022 AESA Critics’ Choice Book Award
Emily Nusbaum and Jessica Nina Lester (Indiana University) have won the American Educational Studies Association 2022 award for their recent co-edited book, “Centering Diverse Bodyminds in Critical Qualitative Inquiry.” The editors approach “disability embodiment and the lived experience of disability [as] potential sources of method and methodological advancement.”
Advances in imaging amphibian regeneration
This book chapter (from “Salamanders: Methods and Protocols”) provides an alternative protocol to the in situ hybridization of amphibians. While this protocol “has been utilized for decades in axolotls, it has been challenging to implement consistently across tissues.” The authors here present an approach combining a hybridized chain reaction (HCR) with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), providing a method with “a considerably higher signal to background” noise ratio. See the full list of authors and read this book chapter, “Hybridization Chain Reaction Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (HCR-FISH) in Ambystoma mexicanum Tissue,” here.
Raising (regenerative) axolotls for experimental uses
Mexican axolotls are capable of regenerating “amputated limbs and injured body parts,” and their study is valuable to both stem cell and regeneration research. From “Salamanders: Methods and Protocols”, this book chapter by professor James Monaghan and PhD. Anastasia Yandulskaya presents the conditions for raising lab-healthy axolotls, how to breed them, and how to maintain their environment. Read this book chapter, “Establishing a New Research Axolotl Colony,” here.