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New University-Wide Research Institutes
Aligned with Northeastern's vision for interdisciplinary, collaborative discovery, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is leading two new university-wide research institutes, including the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Experiential Robotics.
ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani showcases his latest research on the development of Aerobat: a bioinspired bat with articulated wings. His work on the bioinspired robot was heavily influenced by the complex and agile locomotive capabilities of biological bats. Building up on his past experience with such robots, the Aerobat’s design integrates electronics in flexible-soft wings along with a compact transmission which results in an extremely small and lightweight package. The goal here is to build drones that are energy efficient and safe to operate around humans.
Engineering in Action
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.
COS/ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad has been selected for the Fulbright award for the academic year 2021-2022 to work on “Variability and Redundancy in Motor Learning” at the Santa Lucia Foundation at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received the IEEE TCSDM Early-Career Award for his “contribution to deep learning model compression and real-time, mobile deep learning AI acceleration for precise calibration.”
Dean Gregory Abowd discusses how solving future engineering problems relies on the interdisciplinary approach and perspectives from everyone around the world.