Conferences & Events
Academic conferences convened by Northeastern faculty, and academic conferences where Northeastern faculty play key roles.
Call for papers: ‘Fashioning London: Streets, Styles and Storytelling’
Dr. Alistair Robinson and Dr. Flora Lisica at Northeastern University London, together with Dr. Peter Jones at the Open University, are organizing the Literary London Conference, entitled “Fashioning London: Streets, Styles and Storytelling,” to be held July 6th and 7th, 2023. This year’s conference theme will “explore London’s role in the material production and circulation of fashions, styles and (sub)cultures.” The conference encourages material that “consider[s] any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs.” Find the full call for papers here.
Using ‘recycled plastic as a building material’ on exhibit at 2023 Venice Biennale
Assistant professor of architecture Ang Li exhibited 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.
China Insights Series: How Chinese companies are reinventing management control
Professor George Yip gave a presentation in the China Insight Series. 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.”
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.
Forlano’s research included in robotic sculpture
Laura Forlano, professor of art and design and communication studies, has had her work featured in a “robotic sculpture” designed by multimedia artist Itziar Barrio. “Some of the sculptures are programmed and inscribed with text that Forlano, a Type 1 diabetic, transcribed from the alert and alarm history from her ‘smart’ insulin pump and then annotated with field notes,” writes Smack Mellon, Barrio’s exhibition space in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition’s title, “did not feel low, was sleeping,” is sourced from one of the sculptures in Barrio’s collaboration with Forlano. Read more about Barrio and Forlano’s collaboration below. The exhibition…
Gupta delivers two keynotes in Japan
In March, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering Surendra M. Gupta delivered two keynote speeches in Japan, one on “Carbon Neutrality, Sustainability and Supply Chains” and the second on “Sustainability and Closed-Loop Supply Chains.” Read more about the two conferences and Gupta’s speeches at the College of Engineering, below.
New computer science paper, “A Flexible Formative/Summative Grading System for Large Courses”
Read “A Flexible Formative/Summative Grading System for Large Courses” and see the full list of authors below.
New computer science paper, “Teaching Assistant Training: An Adjustable Curriculum for Computing Disciplines”
Read “Teaching Assistant Training: An Adjustable Curriculum for Computing Disciplines” below.
Northeastern University Qualitative Research Conference builds ‘a global community’
Hosted by professors Stine Grodal and Jamie Ladge, as well as postdoctoral associate Gabriel Sala, the Northeastern University Qualitative Research Conference is “a free half-day online conference” that aims “to build a global community of qualitative scholars in order to advance qualitative methods and develop junior scholars.” The conference was hosted on March 1st, 2023. Learn more about the conference and register at the link below.
New computer science paper from the “4th Crowd Science Workshop – CANDLE: Collaboration of Humans and Learning Algorithms for Data Labeling”
Read “4th Crowd Science Workshop – CANDLE: Collaboration of Humans and Learning Algorithms for Data Labeling” and see the full list of authors below.
Jornet receives Best Demo Award at ACM HotMobile 2023
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.
Bajpayee spotlight speaker at Orthopedic Research Society
Associate professor Ambika Bajpayee presented as a spotlight speaker at this year’s Orthopedic Research Society conferences, from February 10-14. Her talk was on “Bioelectricity for Cartilage Drug Delivery and Imaging.”
Ganguly presents ‘a personal journey’ of climate resistance
From the D’Amore-McKim School of Business: “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 at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
International Business Today: New podcast from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business
From the D’Amore-McKim School of Business: “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.
‘In Search of the Miraculous’ in New York art exhibition
Yulia Pinkusevich, professor of studio art at Mills College, was part of a group exhibition that ran between January and March, 2023. The exhibition was titled “In Search of the Miraculous,” and was held at the Marlborough Gallery, in New York City.
Gupta delivers supply chains keynote at ICOFT2022
From the College of Engineering: “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.
Wireless internet of things research leads to first prize at IEEE Advanced Air Mobility challenge
From the College of Engineering: “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 at the College of Engineering.
Photography for the past and present at San Francisco subway station
Mills photography professor Catherine Wagner installation “Arc Cycle” was on display 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 speaks to undergraduates at Psychonomic Conference
Christie Chung spoke at the Advancing Cognitive Research with Undergraduates (ACRU) event at the Psychonomic Conference in Boston, Mass., on November 18, 2022.
Record performance on display for named data networking delivery platform
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.” 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 at the College of Engineering.
Student-centered climate work at the Marine Science Center
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.
Memory and culture at Queens College Colloquium
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.