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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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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.

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ACerS W. David Kingery Award

Vincent Harris, University Distinguished and William Lincoln Smith Professor, electrical and computer engineering, was selected to receive the American Ceramics Society’s W. David Kingery Award, which recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art.

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ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

Dean Gregory D. Abowd received the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Lifetime Research 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

Bodet Receives 2024 Outstanding PhD Student Award in Research

Duschia Bodet, E’21, MS’21, PhD’25, electrical engineering, is the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding PhD Student Award in Research, which recognizes PhD students who have shown an impressive ability to conduct high-level research and make contributions to the scholarly literature in their field.

How Spotify Can Maximize Server Bandwidth for the Release of Taylor Swift’s New Album

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh explains how Spotify can prepare itself for the anticipated extremely high traffic on Friday when Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets’ Department,” releases.

Horsley and Rinaldi Receive Global Network Accelerator Award

ECE Professors David Horsley and Matteo Rinaldi received the 2024 Northeastern University Global Network Accelerator Award, which recognizes the contributions of faculty who continue to push the advancement of experiential learning and discovery beyond the boundaries of place.

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ECE Postdoctoral Research Associate Hussein Hussein’s research, “Passive Frequency Comb Generation at Radiofrequency for Ranging Applications,” was published in Nature Communications.