COVID-19 News

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Feb 08, 2023

Using Digital Traces of Internet Searches to Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

COS/ECE Professor Mauricio Santillana is using results from internet searches and social media to predict COVID-19 and other flu outbreaks.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 22, 2022

Matching Healthcare Workers with Open Positions

During the pandemic, MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun and her students created a centralized process to match healthcare workers with open positions at long-term health facilities.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sep 23, 2022

Do Micro-Level Social Interaction Parameters Effect Pandemic Policy Success?

MIE Associate Professor Babak Heydari’s research on “Micro-level Social Structures and the Success of COVID-19 National Policies” was published in the Nature Computational Science journal. The study shows that the micro-level structure of person-to-person interactions—measured by average household size and in-person social contact rate—can be an important explanatory factor in the success of COVID-19 policy.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

person wearing KN95 mask

Jan 24, 2022

Checking to Determine if a Mask is Counterfeit

ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir explains how to help determine if N95 and KN95 masks are counterfeit by checking for certain codes and expiration dates.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Line of travelers.

Nov 22, 2021

Expect a Busy Thanksgiving Travel Week

CEE Assistant Professor Qi “Ryan” Wang has been studying mobility models to see how people move and predicts that travel during the Thanksgiving break will be that similar to pre-pandemic levels.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nov 18, 2021

Moderna by the Molecule

Bioengineering student Ella Strzegowski, E’23, is spending her co-op working at Moderna on quality control measures to examine the molecules in the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine solution.


Bencherif research on cover of Advanced Science.

Sep 27, 2021

Bencherif’s Research Featured on Front Cover of Advanced Science

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Biomaterials and Oxygen Join Forces to Shape the Immune Response and Boost COVID-19 Vaccines” was featured on the front cover of Advanced Science.

Chemical Engineering

Bencherif working in a lab.

Aug 12, 2021

Research to Boost COVID-19 Vaccines Published in ‘Advanced Science’

Could there be an even more effective vaccine? This professor thinks so. Main photo: Existing COVID-19 vaccines have far surpassed public health officials’ expectations. But could they be improved upon even further? Yes, says Sidi Bencherif, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern. Here’s how. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University The COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized […]

Chemical Engineering