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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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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

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Erin Burba
BS, Computer Engineering/Computer Science 2020

Erin acknowledges that she initially felt anxious about her first global co-op, working for a company that brings solar...

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James Tukpah
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, minor in Robotics, 2020

Starting at the Undergraduate Research Fair where autonomous rovers caught his eye, James found his passion in robotics, spending...

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New Robotics Programs

Looking at robotics from three interdisciplinary angles, the new Master of Science in Robotics program provides a comprehensive understanding of the algorithms, sensors, control systems, and mechanisms used in robotics to help students stand out in the field and make transformative impact on society. A minor is also available for undergraduate students, providing a coherent foundation in the principles and practice of robotics.

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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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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

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PROTECT Research Center: Continuing a Bold Mission for Environmental Health

This week, the PROTECT multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research center, led by Akram Alshawabkeh, Director of PROTECT, and Snell Professor of Engineering and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, was awarded a five-year $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue and expand its work. This next phase of PROTECT research will include the study of an additional 1,000 pregnant women and look at a mixture of chemicals beyond the initial two suspect chemical classes.

ECE PhD Candidate Ao Ren to become an Assistant Professor at Clemson University

ECE PhD candidate Ao Ren, advised by Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, has accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, starting Fall 2020.

Using Drones to Monitor Iceberg Sizes

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh has developed a method of taking high-resolution 3d photos of icebergs to monitor their size using ocean drones.

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Lin Receives Best Poster Award at NDSS 2020

ECE Assistant Professor Xue (Shelley) Lin collaborative work with University of California Irvine on, “Security of Deep Learning based Lane Keeping Assistance Systems under Physical-World Adversarial Attack”, received the Best Technical Poster Award at Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2020, a premier conference on cyber-security.