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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

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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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Yeh Receives American Tower Grant for Edge Computing Research

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh has received a $25K research grant from American Tower Corp. to study optimization algorithms, economic modeling, and applications for edge computing in 5G wireless networks.

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Stojanovic Awarded IEEE WICE Outstanding Achievement Award

ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic was awarded the 2019 IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Outstanding Achievement Award for having done outstanding technical work in the broad field of communications engineering, and achieved a high degree of visibility in the field.

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ICCV 2019 Workshop RQL Best Paper Award given to Can Qin, Lichen Wang, Yulun Zhang, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu

Electrical Engineering PhD students Can Qin, Lichen Wang, Yulun Zhang, and Professor Yun “Raymond” Fu’s paper, “Generatively Inferential Co-Training for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation,” was awarded the Best Paper Award in the The International Workshop and Challenge on​ Real-World Recognition from Low-Quality Images and Videos (RLQ), in conjunction with International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019.


Rinaldi Awarded Patent for Integrated PCM Switches for Piezoelectric MEMS Resonators

ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for “Piezoelectric MEMS resonator with integrated phase change material switches.”