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Finding the Needle in the Data Stack: Advice from a Facebook Data Scientist

During her time at Northeastern, Delia Mocanu developed a passion for network science. Now at Facebook, she finds herself working on one of the largest data experiments in history — the News Feed.
July 09, 2020

People in the U.S. Started Moving Around More Before Stay-At-Home Measures Were Lifted

Even before the vast majority of states were loosening the measures intended to keep people physically distant and slow the spread of the coronavirus, people were starting to travel further and see each other more, according to research from Northeastern’s Network Science Institute.
July 09, 2020

‘Social Distancing’ Is Only the First Step Toward Stopping the Covid-19 Pandemic

After days of closures and requests—or orders—to stay home, many people caught in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic are wondering if these efforts will be enough. Network scientist Alessandro Vespignani says the answer depends on the ways that local, regional, and federal governments use the time.
July 09, 2020