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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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.