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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

Discovery Highlights ‘Critical Oversight’ in Perceived Security of Wireless Networks

Sherif Badran, PhD’26, electrical engineering, and ECE Professor Josep Jornet were featured in the Rice University article “Discovery Highlights ‘Critical Oversight’ in Perceived Security of Wireless Networks.”

Northeastern Researchers Participate in Inaugural ClimaTech Conference

ECE/Khoury Professor Jennifer Dy, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CEE Assistant Professor Julia Hopkins took part in the inaugural ClimaTech conference, joining hundreds of energy and technology experts from around the world who gathered to explore how protecting the environment can contribute to economic growth. 

Ensuring Safety and Evaluating Risks for Deep-Sea Missions

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh outlines the safety certifications and risk evaluations that go into deep-sea research missions in autonomous underwater vehicles. Despite last year’s OceanGate tragedy, another manned deep dive is planned to take place in the summer of 2026.

Best Paper Runner-Up for X5G Open Testbed

ECE PhD students, and ECE and WIOT faculty and research staff received the Best Paper Runner-Up for their paper, “An Open, Programmable, Multi-Vendor 5G O-RAN Testbed With NVIDIA ARC and OpenAir Interface,” at the 2nd Workshop on Next-generation Open and Programmable Radio Access Networks (NG-OPERA).