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Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik
BS Electrical Engineering, 2022

As a freshman in the explore program, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, knew that he wanted to be...

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Elizabeth Wig
BS and MS Electrical Engineering, 2020

Picture caption: Elizabeth Wig, E’20, electrical engineering, and ME’20, electrical and computer engineering, had a co-op experience at the...

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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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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.

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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).

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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).

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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

Robotic arm attached to Peter Whitney's arm.

Advancing Remote Robotic Technology

MIE Assistant Professor Peter Whitney has been working to design lightweight nimble robotic arms that could be capable of remote surgery or other situations where safety might be a factor. Nimble robotic arms that perform delicate surgery may be one step closer to reality Main photo: Robotics researchers at Northeastern are advancing a technology to […]

DiMarzio Selected as SPIE Senior Member

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was selected by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) as a 2021 Senior Member.

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Francesco Restuccia

RFDataFactory: Categorized and Searchable Research Datasets

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury (PI), William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor Tommaso Melodia (co-PI), and Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia (co-PI) are leading a $1.8M NSF grant, in collaboration with Ashutosh Sabharwal from Rice University, for “RFDataFactory: Principled Dataset Generation, Sharing and Maintenance Tools for the Wireless Community.” RFDataFactory aims to make available categorized datasets suitable for research related to machine learning in 5G and beyond networks, and advance fundamental understanding and design tools for accessing, creating, sharing and storing wireless datasets.

PhD student Hussein Hussein wins Best Student Paper Award at EFTF-IFCS 2021

ECE PhD student Hussein M. E. Hussein was awarded the 2021 Joint Conference of European Frequency and Time Forum & the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (EFTF-IFCS) Best Student Paper Award for Paper “Parametric Acoustic-Based Passive Transponders for Ultra-Sensitive Temperature and Temperature-Threshold Sensing”.