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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

Spotlight Stories

2022 NASA BIG IDEA Competition

A Northeastern University student team won the prestigious Artemis Award, the top honor at NASA's 2022 Breakthrough, Innovative and...

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ANA Avatar XPrize

Team Northeastern won $1 million in third place among 17 finalists from around the globe in the ANA Avatar...

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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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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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IEEEOES 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society for his work on autonomous underwater vehicles.

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New Master's Degrees

Announcing two new master's degrees, including a Master of Science in Internet of Things and a Master of Science in Wireless and Network Engineering. Both offer outstanding research and experiential opportunities with the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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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

Ravinder Dahiya

Team makes electronic skin that can sense touch

ECE Professor Ravinder Dahiya was featured in the TechXplore article “Team makes electronic skin that can sense touch.”

Robotics Team Wins Self-Driving Car Competition

A robotics team led by ECE Assistant Professor Milad Siami won the Self-Driving Car Competition at the American Control Conference (ACC) 2023.

Fu Appointed to PCAST Working Group

ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu was appointed to the White House President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group. The working group is made up of cyber-security experts from across academia, government and industry with the intent to identify research areas and possible solutions, as well as, advance current approaches to bolstering cyber-physical […]

Fu Receives AAMI & MedCrypt Cybersecurity Visionary Award

ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu received the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) & MedCrypt Cybersecurity Visionary Award for his groundbreaking research that demonstrated that implantable devices like pacemakers can be vulnerable to hackers and his efforts to mitigate these risks.