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EXPLORE NORTHEASTERN

ECE has traditionally been a home for multiple engineering research centers, and currently is the lead or partner of ten research centers and institutes.


  • abstract image of bomb, airplane, alarm Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)

    ALERT seeks to conduct transformational research, technology and educational development for effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to the explosives-related threats facing the country and the world.

  • person pointing to computer screen with various graphs on it Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

    The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) is dedicated to revolutionizing the detection of biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body.

  • Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST)

    CHEST will coordinate university-based research with the needs of industry and government partners to advance knowledge of security, assurance, and trust for electronic hardware and embedded systems.

  • outline of brain on black background Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)

    The Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is dedicated to producing open-source software tools for biomedical image-based modeling, biomedical simulation and estimation, and the visualization of biomedical data.

  • research device of electromagnetic technology Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS)

    Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through the development of a new class of nanoscale multiferroic materials.

  • power tower Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)

    The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network (CURENT) mission is to build a more reliable, secure and efficient electric grid transmission system that uses renewable energy sources.

  • robotic hand picking up round red circular device Institute for Experiential Robotics

    The Institute for Experiential Robotics focuses on the development of robots able to learn and adaptively execute autonomous behaviors from human partners and/or other robots.

  • hands on monitor displaying binary code Institute for Information Assurance

    The Institute of Information Assurance (IIA) focuses on protecting the integrity and security of information and reducing the vulnerability of hardware and software systems to attacks.

  • computer board with various connected device images placed on it like an appliance, monitor Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

    Northeastern’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things is pioneering research in wireless systems and networks to make the next generation of Internet of Things a continuum of connected devices able to interact in new ways with people and the environment— from connected cars and drones, to implantable medical devices and smart communities.

  • Northeastern SMART

    The Northeastern SMART research center focuses on conceiving and piloting disruptive technological innovation in smart devices and systems that are required by a number of industries including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Digital Agriculture, Robotics and Healthcare to make everyday life safer, easier, and more efficient.