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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

Spotlight Stories

Setareh Ariafar
PhD Electrical Engineering, 2020

Advised by College of Engineering Professors Jennifer Dy and Dana Brooks, Electrical and Computer Engineering Setareh Ariafar joined the...

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Grace Carroll
BS Computer Engineering, 2020

Like many, Grace Carroll, BS, Computer Engineering 2020, came to Northeastern for its renowned co-op program. “I learn a...

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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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Research Highlight

Bioinspired Robots

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani showcases his latest research on the development of Aerobat: a bioinspired bat with articulated wings. His work on the bioinspired robot was heavily influenced by the complex and agile locomotive capabilities of biological bats. Building up on his past experience with such robots, the Aerobat’s design integrates electronics in flexible-soft wings along with a compact transmission which results in an extremely small and lightweight package. The goal here is to build drones that are energy efficient and safe to operate around humans.

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

Gregory D. Abowd Joins as Dean of the College of Engineering

Gregory D. Abowd joined Northeastern University as Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in March 2021.

Improving Flood Monitoring Methods

ECE Assistant Professor Pau Closas, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, CEE Professor Edward Beighley, and ECE Postdoc Tales Imbiriba were awarded a $98K grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration for “Spaceborne Multispectral Image Fusion for Water Mapping and Flood Management”.

Taking Stereotypes out of Facial Recognition Software

PhD computer engineering student Zaid Khan, PhD’24, and ECE/Khoury Professor Raymond Fu are working to remove racial bias out of facial recognition programs.

Celebrate National Engineers Week 2021

Join the College of Engineering February 21-27, 2021 for a variety of fun, informative, and inspirational activities and events to showcase the many ways that engineers are “Imagining Tomorrow” and celebrate the importance of the engineering profession to society and the world.