About the Institute
The Network Science Institute (NetSI) at Northeastern University brings faculty, researchers and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, joined together by our shared passion for networks. The Institute is housed across 3 floors in the 26-story I.M. Pei building at 177 Huntington Ave in the Prudential neighborhood of Boston. Our core community is made up of 80–90 active members, including faculty with academic appointments across departments, in physics, computer science, political science, business, communication, economics, and health sciences.
As a community, our interests span across fields and domain areas—our research involves biological, technological, informational and social systems, and covers diverse areas, such as brain connectivity, subcellular and genomic interactions, infectious disease transmission and preparedness, infrastructural and spatial resiliency, decision making and performance of teams and large collectives, politics and voting patterns, collective action and social justice.
Our research and training programs are motivated by a desire to inspire and contribute to the growing community dedicated to understanding networks by discovering the underlying principles, properties and purpose of their connectivity. Our goal is to create new tools and perspectives that empower all people to better interact with networks, and ultimately improve the sustainability and wellness of our societies.
NetSI houses multiple lab groups and hubs led by our core faculty specializing in various focus areas, as well as numerous research teams assembled around specific projects.