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Tirthak Patel
PhD Computer Engineering, 2022

Tirthak Patel, PhD'22, computer engineering, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC...

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Isabelle Brandicourt
Isabelle Brandicourt
BS Electrical Engineering, 2023

When Isabelle Brandicourt, E’23, electrical engineering, fell in love with marine biology at the age of ten, she never...

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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.

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Aatmesh Shrivastava

NSF CAREER Award to Use Ultra-low power Analog Computing Circuits to develop ML hardware for Biomedical Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava received a $500K NSF CAREER award for “An Ultra-low Power Analog Computing Hardware Design Framework for Machine Learning Inference in Edge Biomedical Devices”.

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Devesh Tiwari

NSF CAREER Award for More Reliable Quantum Computing

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari was awarded a $560K NSF CAREER grant for “Qurious: Methods for Making Erroneous Near-term Quantum Computers More Usable.”

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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.

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

Improving Acoustic Wireless Communication

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and ECE Research Assistant Professor Emrecan Demirors were awarded a patent for designing a “method and apparatus for wireless communications.”

Ultrasensitive, Miniaturized, and Inexpensive Ion Detection Device

MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for “Ion and radiation detection devices based on carbon nanomaterials and two-dimensional nanomaterials.”

Powering Reconfigurable Implantable Medical Devices

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia received a patent for creating a “Reconfigurable implantable medical system for ultrasonic power control and telemetry.” Abstract Source: USPTO A reconfigurable implantable system for ultrasonic power control and telemetry includes a charging device that includes an ultrasonic transducer to transmit and receive ultrasonic signals transmitted through a biological […]

Two Patents Issued for Naderi & Chowdhury Innovation

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi were awarded patents for “Encoding and decoding data in communication frames of a communications protocol” and “Distributed wireless charging system and method.”