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Spanning All Sub-disciplines

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

Academic and Research Innovation
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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education--in the classroom, in the lab, and in the real-world while on co-op.

BS, MS, and PhD Degrees
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Top-Tier Research

Pursue your path alongside highly accomplished faculty across eight research areas and 10-plus ECE-led interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including some of the most innovative facilities in the nation.

Interdisciplinary Research
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Vibrant Community

Join a welcoming and engaged community in the hub of innovation with industry at your fingertips, including the top hospitals in the world, as well as a range of student organizations, and a network of faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

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Spotlight Stories

Andrew Ashdown
PhD Electrical Engineering, 2027

Andrew Ashdown, PhD’27, electrical engineering, was selected as one of the recipients of the U.S. Department of Defense National Defense...

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Rohan Basu Roy
PhD Computer Engineering, 2024

Computer engineering graduate student Rohan Basu Roy, PhD'24, won the prestigious ACM/IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship for...

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member

University Distinguished Professor Eduardo Sontag, ECE/BioE, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his career that has made breakthroughs in the mathematics of nonlinear and complex systems, with repercussions for biomedicine, systems biology, and neural networks.

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NSF CAREER Award to Strengthen Federated Learning

ECE Assistant Professor Lili Su received a $611,000 NSF CAREER Award to consolidate the theoretical foundations and enrich the algorithmic toolbox of distributed machine learning.

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Alireza Ramezani

NSF CAREER Award to Design Robots to Navigate Crawlspaces

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani received a $681,000 NSF CAREER Award for “Dynamic Locomotion with Plasticity for Remote Sensing in Crawlspaces.”

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NSF CAREER Award to Design a Platform for Ultra-Compact Signal Processing

ECE Assistant Professor Siddhartha Ghosh received a $540,082 NSF CAREER Award to design a “Semiconductor on Nitride PhoXonic Integrated Circuit (SONIC) Platform for Chip-Scale RF and Optical Signal Processing.” He also received a DARPA Young Faculty Award.

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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.

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.

Recent News

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Atomically thin transducers could one day enable quantum computing at room temperature

MIE Assistant Professor Yoseob Yoon’s research into quantum computing at room temperature was included in Phys.org, The Graphene Council, StarDrive, and The Quantum Insider.

Ramezani’s Research Featured on Cover of National Geographic

ECE Associate Professor Alireza Ramezani’s research on “Bats have disease-defying superpowers. What if we could copy them?” was featured on the cover of the August 2024 edition of National Geographic.

Major Consequences of IT Outage

ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu and ECE Professor and Interim Chair Josep Jornet explain the causes and implications of the Microsoft tech outage that grounded flights from major airlines and limited healthcare and financial services worldwide.

ECE PhD Receives Best Student Paper Finalist Award at IFAC SYSID 2024

Electrical engineering graduate student Mohammad Alali, PhD’25, received the Best Student Paper Finalist Award from the 20th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID 2024) for his paper “Kernel-Based Particle Filtering for Scalable Inference in Partially Observed Boolean Dynamical Systems”.