Labs and research centers
The Institute houses multiple lab groups led by our core faculty specializing in various focus areas, as well as numerous research teams assembled around specific projects.
The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR) has a simple objective: think networks. The center’s research focuses on how networks emerge, what they look like, and how they evolve; and how networks impact on understanding of complex systems, with applications ranging from the network of human diseases to controlling complex social, economical, and biological systems.
Lazer Lab research is based on the idea that how people and organizations are connected together is critical to understanding the functioning, success and failure of actors and systems and ranges from the very micro (social influence processes within groups), to the very macro (the development of global-wide regulatory regimes).
The Collaborative Social Systems Lab explores how groups of individuals solve challenging tasks using local, distributed interactions. They use agent-based modeling, conduct lab and field experiments, and analyze large datasets to study how networked interactions influence human behavior, strategies, and success in multiple contexts.
Emergent Epidemics Lab research spans a broad range of topics in complex systems and network science, including: infectious disease dynamics, forecasting and predictive modeling, complex network analysis, disease genomics and transcriptomics, outbreak surveillance, social networks, gene network evolution, and decision making under uncertainty.
The Communication Media and Marginalization (CoMM) Lab aims to understand how and why marginalization happens by using communication power and media control theories, network and computational social science methods, and data from online and traditional media sources. From social media to businesses to schools and more, CoMM Lab aims to identify - and disrupt - the explicit and implicit processes that prevent some people and ideas from being fully heard.
The mission of IUNI is to promote research and development of the foundational aspects of network science such as theories, methods, analytic tools, to strengthen the practice of network science, and to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary network science approaches to understanding and improving the complex challenges of our world.
The mission of the George J. Kostas Institute for Homeland Security is to advance the development of societal resilience in the face of 21st Century risks.
Northeastern University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory partnered with Massachusetts-area universities, institutes and industry to form ARL Northeast.
Channing Division of Network Medicine uses an integrated, network-based, systems biology-driven approach to: define the etiology of complex diseases, reclassify complex diseases, and develop new treatments and preventive strategies.
BARI seeks to spur original, cutting-edge research in the greater Boston area that both advances urban scholarship and improves public policy and practice.