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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

Academic and Research Innovation
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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education--in the classroom, in the lab, and in the real-world while on co-op.

BS, MS, and PhD Degrees
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Top-Tier Research

Pursue your path alongside highly accomplished faculty across eight research areas and 10-plus ECE-led interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including some of the most innovative facilities in the nation.

Interdisciplinary Research
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Vibrant Community

Join a welcoming and engaged community in the hub of innovation with industry at your fingertips, including the top hospitals in the world, as well as a range of student organizations, and a network of faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

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Spotlight Stories

Jack Guida
PhD Electrical Engineering, 2026

PhD student Jack Guida, electrical engineering, advised by Assistant Professor Siddharta Ghosh, was awarded a National Defense Science and...

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Siddharth Simon
BS Computer Engineering and Computer Science, 2024

Siddharth Simon, E’24, computer engineering and computer science, is a pre-med student driven to use computer software and data...

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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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ACerS W. David Kingery Award

Vincent Harris, University Distinguished and William Lincoln Smith Professor, electrical and computer engineering, was selected to receive the American Ceramics Society’s W. David Kingery Award, which recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art.

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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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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

Change Healthcare Cyberattack Caused by Flawed Cybersecurity Systems

ECE/Khoury Professor Kevin Fu explains how the poor design of Change Healthcare’s cybersecurity systems led to a nearly weeklong cyberattack.

Integrating Renewable Energy Sources into Power Grids

ECE Professor Ali Abur was awarded a $350K NSF grant for “Robust Transient State Estimation for Three-Phase Power Systems.”

Northeastern Among Top 100 Universities for Utility Patents

Northeastern University, recognized for its excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, has once again been named one of the top 100 universities worldwide for securing utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors.

Northeastern Joins New Global AI Alliance as a Founding Member

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia expects the formation of the AI-RAN Alliance to open up a world of new possibilities for Northeastern researchers.