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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

Using Radio Fingerprinting as an Efficient Authentication Mechanism

William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia, and Research Assistant Professor Salvatore D’Oro were awarded a patent for “Real-time channel-resilient optimization of radio fingerprinting.”

Singh Selected as IEEE Fellow

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh has been elevated to an IEEE Fellow for his development of localization and mapping techniques and autonomous systems for marine and polar applications.

Collaborative Work Between Cognitive Systems Laboratory and MERL Wins at NeurIPS 2021 BEETL Competition

Khoury computer science student Niklas Smedemark-Margulies, PhD’23, and his advisor ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus were part of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) Signal Processing team that placed first in the cross-subject transfer learning task and fourth place overall at the NeurIPS 2021 BEETL AI Challenge for EEG Transfer Learning.

Best Paper Award at IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2021

Electrical engineering student Ramtin Khalili, PhD’23, and Professor Ali Abur received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE PES Innovative and Smart Grid Technologies-Europe 2021 conference for their paper titled “Three-phase Linear State Estimation Based on SCADA and PMU Measurements”.