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Tirthak Patel
PhD Computer Engineering, 2022

Tirthak Patel, PhD'22, computer engineering, was selected as a recipient of the 2021 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC...

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Isabelle Brandicourt
Isabelle Brandicourt
BS Electrical Engineering, 2023

When Isabelle Brandicourt, E’23, electrical engineering, fell in love with marine biology at the age of ten, she never...

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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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Aatmesh Shrivastava

NSF CAREER Award to Use Ultra-low power Analog Computing Circuits to develop ML hardware for Biomedical Devices

ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava received a $500K NSF CAREER award for “An Ultra-low Power Analog Computing Hardware Design Framework for Machine Learning Inference in Edge Biomedical Devices”.

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Devesh Tiwari

NSF CAREER Award for More Reliable Quantum Computing

ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari was awarded a $560K NSF CAREER grant for “Qurious: Methods for Making Erroneous Near-term Quantum Computers More Usable.”

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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

Xue “Shelley” Lin

Lin Wins U.S. DOT Inclusive Design Challenge Stage II

ECE Assistant Professor Xue “Shelley” Lin, together with Prof. Nicholas Giudice and Prof. Richard Corey at U Maine, and Prof. Stacy Doore at Colby College, became a Finalist Awardee and will receive $300k for winning the prize in the second phase of the national 2022 Inclusive Design Challenge from U.S. Department of Transportation. They created […]

Aatmesh Shrivastava

Ultra-low Power Distributed Beamforming to Harvest Indoor RF Energy

ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava was awarded a $400K NSF grant for “High Efficiency Distributed Beamforming RF Energy Transfer using a Closed-loop Energy Receiver.”

Designing Computer Models for Multi-Area Power Grids That Isolate Divergence Anomalies

ECE Professor Ali Abur was awarded a patent for “Computer-implemented methods and systems for avoiding divergence in multi-area power grid state estimation.”

Melodia & Johari

Predicting Seizures in Epilepsy Patients

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and Principal Research Scientist Pedram Johari, in collaboration with Joseph Neimat from the University of Louisville, Jorge Jimenez from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Doug Pham from Microchip Technology Inc., received a $550K NSF Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships (PFI-RP)  grant for “Smart Seizure Prediction System based on AI-enabled Implantable Sensor Networks.”