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
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.
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.
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.
Fu Appointed to PCAST Working Group
ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu was appointed to the White House President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group. The working group is made up of cyber-security experts from across academia, government and industry with the intent to identify research areas and possible solutions, as well as, advance current approaches to bolstering cyber-physical […]
Fu Receives AAMI & MedCrypt Cybersecurity Visionary Award
ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu received the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) & MedCrypt Cybersecurity Visionary Award for his groundbreaking research that demonstrated that implantable devices like pacemakers can be vulnerable to hackers and his efforts to mitigate these risks.
Han Wins CNERT Workshop Best Paper Award
Computer engineering student Zhaoyang Han, PhD’24, who is advised by ECE Professor Miriam Leeser, won the Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT) Workshop Best Paper Award for their paper on “A Framework to Enable Runtime Programmable P4-enabled FPGAs in the Open Cloud Testbed” at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
Kostas Research Institute Receives $13M U.S. Army Contract for Wireless Research
The Kostas Research Institute (KRI) at Northeastern University has been awarded $13 million by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for foundational research into Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments. KRI and five partner institutions will conduct innovative research to enable technologies in distributed machine learning, signal processing algorithms, and computational, sensing, and communication hardware infrastructure for distributed sensing and communication.