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Mass Panic Is Unlikely, Even During a Pandemic

Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 18 Wired article about panic behavior, and why it’s not likely that coronavirus will cause it.

With $10 Billion Fund, Jeff Bezos Can Control the Planet's Future

Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 21 WIRED story about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' recent commitment of $10 billion to fight climate change. Brulle's research on spending by opponents of the climate movement helps put the Bezos Earth Fund into perspective.

Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library

Leeza Garber, JD, an adjunct professor in the Kline School of Law, authored an Aug. 23 Wired article about the cybersecurity concerns of digitizing the 2020 United States Census.

To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera

Matthew Stamm, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 28 WIRED story about security researchers at NYU developing a digital camera that can help prevent image manipulation by creating a secure digital watermark whenever it takes a picture.

Unexpectedly Vanishing Quasars Are Mystifying Scientists

Gordon Richards, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 25 WIRED story about vanishing quasars.

Even Anonymous Coders Leave Fingerprints

Coding stylometry research by Rachel Greenstadt, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was featured in an Aug. 10 WIRED post that was also picked up by Slashdot on Aug. 12. Greenstadt presented her work, which can be used to detect malicious actors online, with former doctoral student Aylin Caliskan, who is now a professor at George Washington University, at the DefCon hacking conference.

Airlines Check Their Engines for the Flaw That Hit Southwest Flight 1380

Antonios Kontsos, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an April 19 WIRED story about how airlines check plane engines for structural fatigue — the problem that led to an engine explosion and emergency landing of Southwest Flight 1380 earlier this week.

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What if America Had a Detective Agency For Disasters?

Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 18Wired story about the science of disaster prediction and the need for a "detective agency" for disasters. Knowles also authored an opinion piece for The Conversation on Sept. 18 about how the destruction caused by recent hurricanes is not likely to spur action on climate change. The piece was also picked up by Salon. 

This Brain-Imaging Headband Can Reveal How Boring You Are

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a Feb. 27 WIRED UK story about how functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to measure what happens to the brain when people communicate. The new research was also featured in Inverse and I4U News stories.


The New LinkedIn Looks Just Like Facebook. Smart Move.

Gabriela Marcu, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quote in a Jan. 20 Wired story about LinkedIn's redesign.

DietDash Game Uses Brain Training to Help You Lose Weight

Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 1 Wired UK story about two new research studies his lab is conducting to test whether new technologies can help people lose weight.