smart sensor
Spanning All Sub-disciplines

World-recognized research across the broad spectrum of electrical and computer engineering while being dedicated to the education and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students

Spotlight Stories

Jack Guida
PhD Electrical Engineering, 2026

PhD student Jack Guida, electrical engineering, advised by Assistant Professor Siddharta Ghosh, was awarded a National Defense Science and...

Read More
Siddharth Simon
BS Computer Engineering and Computer Science, 2024

Siddharth Simon E’24, computer engineering and computer science, is a pre-med student driven to use computer software and data...

Read More

Member of the National Academy of Engineering

ECE Professor Ali Abur was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to power system state estimation and power engineering education. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Read Full Story

ACerS W. David Kingery Award

Vincent Harris, University Distinguished and William Lincoln Smith Professor, electrical and computer engineering, was selected to receive the American Ceramics Society’s W. David Kingery Award, which recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art.

Read Full Story

ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

Dean Gregory D. Abowd received the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Lifetime Research Award.

Read Full Story

New Master's Degrees

Announcing two new master's degrees, including a Master of Science in Internet of Things and a Master of Science in Wireless and Network Engineering. Both offer outstanding research and experiential opportunities with the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

View Graduate Academic Programs

Engineering in Action

Making Notable Advancements in Neuro-Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering student Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik shares his experience leading research, becoming a published author, and earning a Goldwater Scholarship – all as an undergraduate. Learn how Northeastern University’s College of Engineering provides research opportunities you can’t find anywhere else, and how those experiences prepare passionate students for successful careers.

Co-op for a Wireless World

Sara Garcia Sanchez (PhD in Electrical Engineering) came to Northeastern University from Spain to study wireless communications in a high-level international environment. In addition to cutting-edge research, her experimental work brought her to a co-op with IBM, studying the use of the extremely high-frequency Millimeter Wave Band for sensing and communication.

World Renowned Co-op Program

Sofia Vanessa Benitez Quevedo, BS, electrical engineering, completed three co-ops near and far including iRobot as a systems engineer, Flex in California working on emerging tech on the internet of things, and Starry, a start up in Boston using cutting-edge technology for the next generation.

Getting a Competitive Edge on Co-op

Noah Lichtenstein, BS, computer engineering and computer science, says the integrated way of learning and experience with co-op will allow him to jump in to a job when he graduates. So far he’s had a co-op at Starry, an internet startup, and Amazon Robotics as a firmware engineer, and feels this experience will give him a decent leg up.

Recent News

Ostadabbas Receives an NSF PFI Grant to Integrate AR Technologies into Stroke Rehabilitation

ECE Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh and Myomo, Inc., has secured a $550K NSF grant for their project titled “PFI-RP: Augmented Reality and Electroencephalography for Detecting, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Visual Unilateral Neglect in Stroke Patients.” This project aims to create a comprehensive tool for detecting, assessing, and rehabilitating neglect in stroke patients.

Chowdhury and Jornet Elevated to IEEE Fellows

ECE Professors Kaushik Chowdhury and Josep Jornet were elevated to IEEE Fellows. Chowdhury was elevated for contributions to the development of cognitive radio networks and applied machine
learning for wireless systems and Jornet for contributions in terahertz communication and nanonetworking.

Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Airports

ECE Professor Michael Silevitch and Carey Rappaport have been working with the Department of Homeland Security for the last fifteen years to improve safety and efficiency at airports and other public settings.

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

The sixth generation of wireless cellular networks (6G, circa 2030) is expected not just to increase the availability, reliability, and speed of wireless networks but also serve as a major sensing infrastructure. In a recent interview by IEEE Spectrum, Josep Jornet, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director of the Institute for the […]