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Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik
BS Electrical Engineering, 2022

As a freshman in the explore program, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, knew that he wanted to be...

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Elizabeth Wig
BS and MS Electrical Engineering, 2020

Picture caption: Elizabeth Wig, E’20, electrical engineering, and ME’20, electrical and computer engineering, had a co-op experience at the...

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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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NSF CAREER Award to Develop Next-Generation Power Converters

Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi, electrical and computer engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. An energy system is only as reliable as its weakest link, which is why Amirabadi is seeking to improve the weakest links in renewable energy systems.

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NSF CAREER Award for Exchanging Massive Data in Crowded and Noisy Mediums

Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella, electrical and computer engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. As part of the project, Cassella will develop a new class of passive, tunable, and high-performance integrated resonant devices, namely the Piezoelectric Resonant Acoustic Metamaterials (pRAMs).

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Jefferson Science Fellow

University Distinguished Professor and William Lincoln Smith Chair Vincent Harris has been named a 2020-2021 Jefferson Science Fellow. Harris will focus on building a team of specialists to monitor, gather, and prioritize information regarding interactions among U.S. and regional players influenced by China enacting its Belt Road Initiative (BRI).

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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.

Recent News

Eugene Tunik, Deniz Erdogmus, Dana Brooks.

Cutting-Edge Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Eugene Tunik, ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus, ECE Research Professor Dana Brooks, and COS Professor Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli were awarded a $400K NSF MRI grant for the “Acquisition of a controllable pulse transcranial magnetic stimulator with robotic positioning and integrated EEG / EMG for engineering and neuroscience research and education.”

2021 Acorn Innovation Awards

Congratulations to ECE Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava, and ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston for receiving Acorn Innovation Fund Awards which help in the commercialization of scientific breakthroughs in Massachusetts.

Treating Neurodiseases with Implantable Ultrasound Stimulation

ECE Chair and Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa, in collaboration with Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli from Penn State University, was awarded a $250K NSF grant to create “An implantable intracranial ultrasound stimulation for treating neurodiseases.”

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Stratis Ioannidis.

Northeastern Part of New NSF Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Northeastern is part of a team led by the Ohio State University that was awarded $20 million over five years for the NSF AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE). Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), is the Northeastern lead, with co-PIs ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis responsible for $1.8 million of the award.