Network Science PhD Program
at Northeastern University

The Network Science PhD program at Northeastern University is a pioneering interdisciplinary program that provides the tools and concepts aimed at understanding the structure and dynamics of networks arising from the interplay of human behavior, socio-technical infrastructures, information diffusion and biological agents.

The doctoral degree is supported jointly by the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Our interdisciplinary program provides the conceptual and mathematical tools needed to describe and predict networks in an ever-evolving field. You’ll learn a range of network-based approaches, and will become proficient in relational (graph-based), mathematical, and algorithmic techniques, as well as fundamental network theories that can be used to explain mechanisms and processes of networks across domains—in physical, technological, informational, and social systems.

As the only Network Science program based in the U.S., our curriculum provides a scholarly experience that is truly one of a kind. The program fosters intellectual and quantitative agility, enabling you to combine theoretically-driven inquiries with data collection and analytic tools and theories—while also understanding when, and in what contexts, particular techniques are appropriate and meaningful.

You can learn more about the Network Science PhD program here.



Reclaiming stigmatized narratives: the networked disclosure landscape of #MeToo
SOC arXiv
August 14, 2019
Ryan Gallagher, Elizabeth Stowell, Andrea G. Parker, Brooke Foucault Welles
Improving Robustness to Attacks Against Vertex Classification
MLG'19
August 5, 2019
Benjamin A. Miller, Mustafa Çamurcu, Alexander J. Gomez, Kevin Chan, Tina Eliassi-Rad
Suppressing the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME)
Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction
November 1, 2018
Epstein, R., Robertson, R.E., Lazer, D., & Wilson, C.
Graph Distance from the Topological View of Non-backtracking Cycles
arXiv
July 20, 2018
Leo Torres, Pablo Suarez-Serrato, Tina Eliassi-Rad
Microblog Conversation Recommendation via Joint Modeling of Topics and Discourse
Proceedings of the NAACL
June 1, 2018
Xingshan Zeng, Jing Li, Lu Wang, Nicholas Beauchamp, Sarah Shugars, Kam-Fai Wong
Auditing the Personalization and Composition of Politically-Related Search Engine Results Pages
WWW '18
April 23, 2018
Ronald E. Robertson, David Lazer, Christo Wilson
Divergent discourse between protests and counter-protests: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter
PLoS ONE
April 18, 2018
Gallagher, R.J., Reagan, A., Danforth, C.M., Dodds, P.S.
Games for Civic Renewal
The Good Society
December 1, 2017
Miller J, Shugars, S, Levine, D.
Estimates of non-heterosexual prevalence: The roles of anonymity and privacy in survey methodology
Archives of Sexual Behavior
August 7, 2017
Robertson, R. E., Tran, F., Lewark, L., & Epstein, R.
A DSM-5-Based Online Mental Health Referral Inventory: A Large-Scale Validation Study
Journal of Technology in Human Services
July 14, 2017
Epstein, R., Ho, M., Hyun, S., Le, C., Robertson, R. E., & Stout, D.
Winning on the Merits: The Joint Effects of Content and Style on Debate Outcomes
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics
May 15, 2017
Lu Wang, Sarah Shugars, and Kechen Qin, Nick Beauchamp
A structurational group decision-making perspective on the commons dilemma: Results from an online public goods game
Journal of Applied Communication Research
April 20, 2017
Pilny, A., Poole, M. S., Reichelmann, A., & Klein, B.
Degree Distribution, Rank-size Distribution, and Leadership Persistence in Mediation-Driven Attachment Networks
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
March 1, 2017
Hassan, M. K., Islam, L., & Haque, S. A.
The frequency profile: An informative method for graphing the behavior of individuals post hoc or in real time
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice
February 1, 2017
Epstein, R., Mejia, J., & Robertson, R. E.
An architecture for client virtualization: A case study
Computer Networks
May 8, 2016
Syed Arefinul Haque, Salekul Islam, Md. Jahidul Islam, Jean-Charles Grégoire
Virtual P2P client: Accessing P2P applications using virtual terminals
ICIN Conference 2015
February 17, 2015
Haque, S. A., Islam, S., & Gregoire, J.

Contact

Mark Giannini

PhD Program Coordinator

m.giannini@neu.edu

 617.373.8856