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Student Research

Many department faculty invite undergraduates to collaborate with them on the faculty member’s research. Our course, Research Internship, provides one way of becoming involved with in-progress faculty research. Paid positions are often available through work-study and grant funding. Student research supports students to show their work at local conferences. More information on student research programs and support can be found here and here.

 

Student-Faculty Working Groups:

 

Spring 2019, Democracy and Social Choice Group

The Democracy and Social Choice Group studies issues at the intersection of social choice theory and democratic practice. The focus of the group is the way in which democratic processes aggregate citizen preferences to reach decisions in elections and referendum. The group reads fundamental research on social choice and democratic theory, it studies actual cases and systems of democratic decisions making, and it explores alternative social choice mechanisms by developing and implementing different preference solicitation and aggregation approaches. More information about the group can be found here – https://socialchoice.nuphilosophy.com/.

 

Spring 2018, Rossetti Research Group

The Rossetti Research Group was founded in Spring 2018 as part of the Rossetti Family Program for the Advancement of the Humanities. This group provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to work closely with faculty in studying topics within the humanities and social sciences. The aim of this group is to facilitate in-depth student projects on ideas and influential thinkers that they may not be exposed to otherwise. Each term the Rossetti Research Group selects a new topic to provide the focus for reading group meetings, student research projects and discussion groups. Research topics will be of interest to students in many disciplines ranging from philosophy to economics to mathematics and the natural sciences. Students from any discipline are encouraged to join the group. If you are interested in joining this group, or have any questions about it, inquiries should be directed to Rory Smead, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Rossetti Professor for the Humanities (email:r.smead@northeastern.edu).

 

Fall 2018, AI and Data Ethics Group

The AI and Data Ethics Group provides faculty and students from all disciplines the opportunity to study and discuss emerging issues and current research related to information, data, computing and AI ethics. Topics, readings and speakers are decided upon by members of the group on an ongoing basis. Examples of topics include justice and fairness in machine learning, the form and extent of rights to information and technology access, the appropriate roles of institutions to prevent dissemination of misinformation, the responsible collection and sharing of data, AI research oversight models, and the moral status of artificial intelligences. The group also aims to encourage and develop information ethics research projects and collaborations by its members. Students and faculty from any discipline are encouraged to join. If you are interested in joining this group, or have any questions about it, inquiries should be directed to John Basl, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (email: j.basl@northestern.edu).


Research Assistants:

 

Myraeka d’Leeuwen, Research Assistant, Summer 2019

Research Assistant for Professor Smead

 

Julian Zucker, Research Assistant, Summer 2019

Research Assistant for Professor Smead

 

Danny Rassaby, Research Assistant, Summer 2019

Research Assistant for Professor Smead

 

Sam Haas, Research Assistant, Spring 2019

Research Assistant for Professor Parekh

 

Francesca Claude Jacaranda Batault, Research Assistant, Fall 2018

Research Assistant for Professor Parekh

 

Liam Quinn, Research Assistant, 2017-2018

Research Assistant for Professor Basl.

 

Kendall Trelegan, Research Assistant, 2017

Research Assistant for Professor Weagraff

 

Ha Eun Kim, Research Assistant, Fall 2017

Research Assistant for Professor Illingworth.

 

Rebecca Reeves, Research Assistant, Fall 2017
Research Assistant for Professor Bucar.

 

Meghan Murphy, Research Assistant, Fall 2017

Research Assistant for Professor Bucar.

 

Jacob Wilkinson, Research Assistant, Fall 2017

Research Assistant for Professor Bucar.

 

Kathryn Erwin, Research Assistant, Fall 2017

Research Assistant for Professor Winborne.

 

Charles Haviland, Researcher, 2016-2017

Conduced research on machine learning.

 

Allison Morgan, Research Assistant, Fall 2016-2017

Proofread papers, found sources, organized and supervised students using virtual reality system for Professor Basl’s course.

 

Harumi Harakawa, Researcher, 2016-2017

Conduced her own research project on issues in Health Care ethics.

 

Katherine Friend, Researcher, 2016-2017

Conduced her own research project on issues in Health Care ethics.

 

Katie Owen, Faculty Advisor 2017

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, “Humans of the John Muir Trail.”

 

Sara Scott, Faculty Advisor 2017

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, “Spent: An Examination into the Economic Impact of Pilgrims & Tourists on the Camino de Santiago.”

 

Katherine Ridgeway, Research Assistant, Spring 2016

Collected resources, typed up course evaluations.

 

Veronica Ramirez, Research Assistant, Spring 2016

Collected resources.

 

Larissa Witte, Faculty Advisor 2015-2016

University Honors Early Research Assistantships.

 

Lindsey Bressler and Taylor Straatmann, Faculty Advisor, 2014

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, “Religious Tolerance in Primary Schools.”