Early Disease Detection
EE Alum Asan­terabi Malima, PhD’13, was pre­sented with an Entre­pre­neurial Award by Gov. Deval Patrick for founding Biolom and developing a device that enables early, low-cost disease detection. July 17, 2014

Inspiration from Nature
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei is looking to nature and finding inspiration from chlorosomes to build nanoantennas to receive and transmit energy. June 23, 2014

Overcoming the Odds
Computer Engineering PhD student William Tomlinson was featured in ASEE Prism for the struggles he encountered in his educational career. June 9, 2014

Fu Receives DURIP Award
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu received a highly competitive $240K DOD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Research Equipment award for major equipment for his SMILE lab. June 2, 2014

Memory Assistive Glass
Under the direction of Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students created an app that works with Google Glass that allows people with Alzheimer’s to recognize people and perform tasks. May 30, 2014

Increasing Fluid Intelligence
ECE Associate Professor Denis Erdogmus is working with IARPA’s SHARP program to determine if low level current applied to the scalp can improve fluid intelligence. May 23, 2014

DiMarzio Professor of the Year
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was selected Professor of the Year by Eta Kappa Nu for his outstanding contributions to the ECE department. May 9, 2014

VMM Intrusion Detection
ECE Professor David Kaeli and Associate Professor Jennifer Dy were awarded a patent for creating a Virtual Machine Monitor Based Intrusion Detection System. May 7, 2014

3rd Young Investigator Award
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu was awarded his 3rd Young Investigator Award this year by the Army Research Office for "Intention Sensing through Video-based Imminent Activity Prediction". April 29, 2014

SDM14 Best Paper Award
Computer Engineering PhD student Sheng Li and ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu were awarded the Best Paper Award at the prestigious SIAM International Conference on Data Mining for their paper on "Robust Subspace Discovery through Supervised Low-Rank Constraints". Only 1 paper out of the 384 submissions received this award. April 24, 2014

Building Internet Drains
ECE Associate Professor Edmund Yeh is building a Named Data Network, as part of NSF’s Future Internet Architecture Awards, to meet the growing network demands of the internet. April 24, 2014

Fu Receives ONR Grant
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu was awarded a $510K ONR Young Investigator Award to study "Deep Structures Boosted Self-Organized Behavior Pattern Learning for Anomaly Detection". April 22, 2014

Novel 2D Materials
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei was awarded a $1M DOD MURI grant as part of a $6.25M team award to work on EM-Physical phenomena of Strongly Linked 2D Functional Materials. April 18, 2014

Rappaport & Martinez-Lorenzo Awarded NSF Grant
ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $200K NSF grant to develop an early breast cancer imaging system that combines 3D Microwave Nearfield Radar Imaging (NRI) and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). April 14, 2014

Best Paper at EuCAP
ECE PhD student Yolanda Rodriquez, CenSSIS Senior Research Engineer Borja Ganzalez, ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo won the Best Propagation Paper Award at the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation for "A compressed sensing-based imaging system". April 14, 2014

New NEMS THz Technology
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to develop Chip Scale, High Resolution and Ultra-Fast Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging using NEMS. April 14, 2014

2 ECE Students Chosen for Huntington 100
Dimitri Makris and Joseph Robinson were chosen for this year’s “Huntington 100”, a prestigious honor given to the most outstanding students for their hard work and achievements. April 14, 2014

Outstanding Research Award
ECE PhD student Ceyhun Karbeyaz received a Graduate Computer and Information Sciences Research Award at this year's RISE Expo for a Web-based Laboratory for Computational Social Science. This was joint work with Waleed Meleis (ECE), David Lazer (CCIS/Political Science) and Alan Mislove (CCIS). April 11, 2014

Interdisciplinary Research
Jodi Belz (BioE PhD), Stacey Markovic (EE PhD), and Mark Niedre (ECE Assisant Professor) were awarded a Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Award at this year's RISE Expo. This was joint work with Rajiv Kumar (COS) and Srinivas Sridhar (COS). April 11, 2014

ECE Professor Ali Abur Named Winner of 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
ECE Prof. Ali Abur whose expertise includes fault identification in transmissions and distribution networks, power system state estimation, and visualization of power system operation—has been named the 2014 winner of the IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award. He joins a distinguished cohort of PES scholars providing excellence in engineering education. April 10, 2014

Wonder of Human Movement
ECE & COS Professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award and presented on "The wonder of human move­ment: How the brain con­trols the body". April 9, 2014

Managing Network Spikes
ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi is using her $350K Air Force Young Investigator Award to generate a model that is able to manage computing resources better during bursts in internet activity. April 8, 2014

ECE Distinguished Speaker Albert P. Pisano: How Engineering is a Force for the Public Good
pisanoOn March 27, Professor Albert P. Pisano, Dean of the Jacbos School of Engineering at UCSD, delivered an ECE Distinguished Speaker Seminar entitled “Engineering as a Force for the Public Good.” Prof. Pisano described a vision in which advances in engineering yield a variety of world abundances—from fresh water and food to energy and manufacturing.

Prof. Pisano is additionally the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering at UCSD and serves on the faculty of the departments of mechanical and aerospace engineering and electrical and computer engineering. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and is the recipient of numerous accolades. For more on Prof. Pisano’s distinguished career, visit his biography.

COE Silicon Valley Spring Break
ECE Professor & Chair Sheila S. Hemami, Professor David Kaeli, and Coop Coordinators Brian Albrecht & George Kent arranged for ECE students to visit a range of Silicon Valley companies, meet with employees, and hear presentations on company benefits. March 28, 2014

Northeastern ECE Professor and Chair Sheila S. Hemami presents Professor José Moura with the Distinguished Speaker Seminar plaque on March 14, 2014
mouraProfessor José M. F. Moura delivered the latest ECE Distinguished Speaker Series seminar on March 14 at Northeastern. The lecture, "The Data Deluge – the End of Theory?” drew examples from social media to discuss Big Data and whether this new influx of information has the power to render theories obsolete. Prof. Moura—who specializes in statistical signal processing and signal processing on graphs—reviewed current progress towards a revolution of the scientific method.

José M. F. Moura is a visiting Professor at CUSP, NYU (2013-14) and is the Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Moura’s research interests are in statistical signal processing (SP) and distributed SP on graphs. He was an IEEE Board Director (2012-2013), President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and was Editor in Chief for the Transactions on SP. Prof. Moura is the recipient of numerous awards and is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of AAAS, a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Portugal, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Prestigious Undergraduate Science Award Recipients
ECE & Physics students Gregory Allan & Tushar Swamy are recipients of this year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award. This national award is considered to be one of the most competitive science scholarships in the country. March 24, 2014

FY15 TIER 1 Award Recipients
Ningfang Mi, Mark Niedre, and Charles DiMarzio were among the 19 COE faculty recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research. March 20, 2014

Inspiring Kids at Home
EE Alum Mohamed Kante, ’12 is developing iNERDE STEM Summer camp to inspire children in Mali with the tools and confidence that they need to make real changes in their communities. March 20, 2014

Filtering Photos for Data
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu is developing visual recognition software to determine what information is relevant in publicly available photos. March 3, 2014

Congratulations PhD candidate Tianxiang Nan
ECE PhD candidate Tianxiang Nan has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award of IEEE Magnetics Conference (Intermag) 2014 in Dresden, Germany. Congratulations!. February 18, 2014

Reconfigurable RF systems
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $524K DARPA grant to develop high level intrinsically switchable and programmable MEMS filter arrays. This proposal seeks the development of an intrinsically switchable and frequency  programmable piezoelectric Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) resonator technology platform capable of delivering field programmable filtering in an extremely miniaturized form factor (< 2x2 mm^2) over a broad frequency spectrum (10s MHz - 10s GHz).  The proposed technology will achieve the highest level of filter programmability with the minimum possible effect on the filter performance (by minimizing the number of physically separated  Radio Frequency (RF) components), enabling new radio architectures with enhanced spectrum coverage, whose implementation is currently prevented by the lack of such high performance and intrinsically reconfigurable components. The proposed technology will address the steadily growing need for highly reconfigurable Radio Frequency (RF) systems capable of operating in the severely crowded and rapidly changing modern spectral environment at a reduced overall component count and with a reduced development cost compared to conventional multi-band radios. February 7, 2014

Nanowire into Nanocircuit
Sivasubramanian Somu (MIE), Ahmed Busnaina (MIE), Nicol McGruer (ECE), & George Adams (MIE) were awarded a patent for their method of integrating a single nanowire into a nanocircuit. January 30, 2014

Dr. Ningfang Mi Receives Prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Grant
The United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced this month that Dr. Ningfang Mi will be among the 42 nationwide awardees of this year's prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Research Program. Dr. Mi's research project, Creating An Integrated Management Layer To Administer Heterogeneous Resources in Dynamic Workflow Clusters, will receive grant backing from the $15.5 million program over three years. Dr. Mi joined Northeastern Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor in fall 2009 and teaches courses related to cutting-edge topics in computer engineering. January 29, 2014

Mosallaei Gets $500K Grant
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei received a $500K AFOSR grant to investigate a new paradigm for light manipulation, Nanoantennas for Engineering Waves on the Surface. January 29, 2014

ECE Professor David Kaeli Delivers 2014 European HiPEAC Conference Keynote
ECE Professor David Kaeli delivered the keynote address on Monday in Vienna, Austria for the 2014 European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC) conference. His address, entitled "The Road to New Programming Models and Architectures for Future Heterogeneous Systems," examined the widening gap between hardware technology and programming models. Current programming models fail to take full advantage of rapidly improving hardware capabilities, leading to the need to fundamentally rethink contemporary programming models and replace them with novel approaches.
Professor Kaeli is an IEEE Fellow and joined the Northeastern ECE faculty in 1993. He has contributed to over 250 publications, 8 books, 8 patents, and his research spans diverse areas from microarchitecture to back-end compilers and high performance systems. January 21, 2014

Fu Awarded $160K Grant
ECE and CCIS Assistant Professor Y. Raymond Fu received a $160K grant from Samsung to support his research in visual recognition. January 16, 2014

Redesigning the Cellphone
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has developed a method for RF circuits to be tunable on both the capacitor & inductor side, allowing for smaller cell phones and longer battery life. January 14, 2014

Professor Dagmar Sternad Gives 2013 Arthur Iberall Distinguished Lecture on Life and the Sciences of Complexity at University of Connecticut
Dr. Dagmar Sternad, Professor of Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics, gave the 2013 Arthur Iberall Distinguished Lecture on Life and the Sciences of Complexity at the University of Connecticut on December 6, 2013. Dr. Sternad's lecture, "Actions and Interactions in a Complex World," surveyed her work on the control of sensorimotor skills and how task dynamics constrain and enable sensorimotor actions, as well as their change with practice. By understanding the healthy neuro-mechanical system, Dr. Sternad's team is leading to the development of interventions that restore or reverse the degradation of functional behavior, such as in the case of a stroke or other injury. January 7, 2014

Vittoria awarded NSF grant
Professor Carmine Vittoria was awarded a $78K NSF Eager grant to explore Magneto-Electric Hexaferrite Thin film Devices. December 18, 2013

Analyzing Security Fraud
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda discusses Target’s recent unprecedented security breach and how cyberattacks have grown over the years. December 23, 2013

Great EE Contributions
ECE Professor Emeritus John G. Proakis was awarded the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal for his contributions to electrical engineering education through influential textbooks and inspiring leadership. December 13, 2013

Kim Receives 2 Honors
ECE Associate Professor Yong-Bin Kim received a best paper award at the International Soc Design Conference and was appointed an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II Journal. December 11, 2013

Supercomputing Champs
A team of students advised by ECE Professor David Kaeli, won the overall competition with their AMD APU design at the Student Cluster Competition at SC 13. November 21, 2013

Assistant Professor Yun Raymond Fu receives the 2014 INNS Young Investigator Award from the International Neural Networks Society
Assistant Professor Yun Raymond Fu receives the 2014 INNS Young Investigator Award from the International Neural Networks Society. This award is awarded to 1 or 2 young investigators every year. The Award will be presented by Dr. Danil Prokhorov, the INNS President for 2013-14, at the IJCNN'2014 in Beijing, July 6-11, 2014.

Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei's research paper reaches top 10 downloaded articles in JOSA B
Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei and colleagues research paper reaches top ten downloaded articles in JOSA B.The paper focued on Metasurfaces Nanoantennas for Light Processing. November 18, 2013

Harris Given Lee Hsun Award
ECE & ChE Professor Vincent Harris was honored by the Institute of Metal Research with the Lee Hsun Lecture Award, for his significant contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. November 4, 2013

Fueling Economic Growth
ECE & ChE Professor Vincent Harris’s company Metamagnetics, which develops radar and communication electronics for military applications, is a prime example of small companies fueling economic growth. October 31, 2013

pesCongratulations PES Scholars
ECE students Alyssa Bezreh, Neel Shah, & Sahil Maripuri were selected as 2013/14 PES Scholarship Plus recipients which supports students interested in the power and energy industry. In 2013-14 academic year, a total of 228 undergraduate students have been selected as IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholars.

In addition Sahil Maripuri was one of seven (7) individuals who were awarded a John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award for 2013-2014. October 30, 2013

Security Countermeasures
ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei, Professors David Kaeli and Miriam Leeser were awarded a $500K NSF Grant to develop "A Testbed for Side Channel Analysis and Security Evaluation." September 23, 2013

Optimized Computing Space
ECE Assistant Professor Gunar Schirner and Professor David Kaeli were awarded a $450K NSF grant to develop "Power Efficient Emerging Heterogeneous Platforms." September 13, 2013

Monitoring at the Next Level
MIE & ECE Assistant Professor Jose A. Martinez-Lorenzo received a $225K subcontract from MIT-LL for a NOAA grant to create "Advanced Mechanical-Electromagnetic Applications for next Generation Environmental Monitoring." September 6, 2013

Onabajo Wins NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo was awarded a $200K NSF EAGER grant to create a "Integrated Self-Calibrated Analog Front-End for Biopotential and Bioimpedance Measurements". September 3, 2013

Camps & Sznaier Win NSF Grant
Electrical & Computer Engineering Professors Octavia Camps and Mario Sznaier were awarded a $455K NSF grant to study "Dynamic Invariants for Video Scenes Understanding." August 22, 2013

Manipulating Incident Waves
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei’s research on “Metasurfaces nanoantennas for light processing” was featured in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. August 14, 2013

Laser of the Future
ECE & MIE Assistant Professor Yongmin Liu has created the world’s first plasmofluidic lens which can manipulate light at much smaller scales using a tiny laser beam just a few micrometers wide. August 12, 2013

Setting a New Standard
ECE Professor David Kaeli is applying heterogeneous computing methods to create a new standard of integrating individual parts to make smart devices work together more seamlessly. June 24, 2013

Better Security Parameters
ECE Associate Professor Yunsi Fei was awarded a $522K NSF Grant to create "A Unified Statistics-Based Framework for Side-Channel Attack Analysis and Security Evaluation of Cryptosystems". The award is an collaborative project with A. Adam Ding of NU's Department of Mathematics, and Thomas Eisenbarth of WPI ECE department. Associate professor Yunsi Fei is the PI and Northeastern is the leading institute of the award. The award is supported by NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. June 17, 2013

Quadcopter to the Rescue
Under the direction of Bahram Shafai, a team of ECE capstone students have developed TRAQ—an autonomous quadcopter that uses a unique four-element antenna array to locate and navigate to the source of a radio signal. June 12, 2013

A New Way to Communicate
Under the direction of Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students have developed a Interoperable Communication Device (ICD) that allows 2-​​way radio users to communicate across channels without updating any hardware. June 11, 2013

Dy to Represent Northeastern
ECE Associate Professor Jennifer Dy is one of only 100 young engineers in the country to be invited to attend the 2013 National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. June 10, 2013

2nd Patent for DiMarzio
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his method of “Acoustic Assisted Phase Conjugate Optical Tomography”. This is DiMarzio’s second patent this year. May 28, 2013

Stopping Cyber Criminals
ECE Assistant Professor William Robertson, Associate Professor Engin Kirda, and Professor David Kaeli are working with multiple agencies to protect against cyber crimes. May 20, 2013

Manipulating Virtual World
Using concepts from Iron Man, a team of ECE capstone students have developed a Gesture Operated Computer Aided Design tool (goCAD) to move computer objects with hand movements. May 6, 2013

Great Honors for Prof Kaeli
ECE Professor David Kaeli is being named a Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Distinguished Professor and his NUCAR lab has been designated a HSA Academic Center of Excellence. This is attributed to recent work with AMD, Samsung and Qualcomm in the area of heterogeneous and GPU computing. "The HSA Foundation is an open foundation with broad industry support for driving the next generation in compute and innovation. Their aims are to: (from their website)

  1. Establish an industry standardization body to bring about broad industry support for heterogeneous computing via the full value chain from silicon to IP to ISV.
  2. Enable GPU computing as a first class co-processor to the CPU via architecture definition, expanding the parallel programming models via tools and libraries, and bring new innovation to OS runtimes.
  3. Provide architectural support for special-purpose hardware accelerators (e.g. rasterizers, security processors, DSPs, etc.)
  4. Bring to market strong development solutions to drive innovative, advanced content and applications.
  5. Bring about key tools, SDKs, libraries, documentation, training, and support for HSA Computing.
  6. Create programs to cultivate programming talent via HSA developer training and academic programs.

This is a very strong consortium that is driving the next generation in tablet, smartphone, and general purpose computing architecture. There are presently only 6 faculty in the world that have been afforded this designation." May 6, 2013

Lehman Awarded NSF Grant
ECE Professor Brad Lehman was awarded an $150K NSF grant to develop smart power detection devices for photovoltaic installations. April 29, 2013

Increasing IVF Success
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his "Phase subtraction cell counting method" to accurately count the cells in an embryo to increase the probability of a healthy transfer during fertility treatments. April 23, 2013

Senior Receives High Honor
ECE Senior Fernando Quivira is a recipient of the Harold Hodgkinson Award in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership, coop, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. This is one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern can receive. March 28, 2013

Outstanding Student Researchers
Congratulations to the team of computer engineering BS students who won the Excellence in Innovation award at RISE 2013 for their FilterLight project: a low-cost, human-powered UV water filtration system. March 26, 2013

Inventing a Better Antenna
ECE Professors Carmine Vittoria & Vincent Harris were awarded a patent for creating an “Antenna Module having Reduced Size, High Gain, and Increased Power Efficiency”. March 12, 2013

Creating a Cyber Defense
ECE & CCIS Assistant Professor William Robertson reviews the new rules being set by the Obama administration to allow the military to defend against a major cyberattack. March 5, 2013

A Step Closer to Cloaking
ECE Associate Professor Hossein Mosallaei is developing a method to incorporate active electronic circuits into metamaterials to prevent frequency bandwidth problems. March 4, 2013

Congratulations Sarah Brown
ECE PhD student Sarah Brown was awarded the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award for her excellent scholastic performance and her dedicated service to NSBE. February 25, 2013

Congratulations Joseph Hollmann
ECE PhD student Joseph Hollmann won an NSF East-Asia Pacific Summer Institute fellowship in which he will be working on computational modeling of light propagation in random media. February 25, 2013

Chowdhury Gets NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $278K EAGER NSF Grant for creating Cognitive Radio Enabled Spectrum Aware Intelligent Vehicular Networks. January 30, 2013

Fu Awarded $1M NSF Grant
ECE and CCIS Assistant Professor Raymond Fu won a $1M NSF grant to develop an at-home knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation therapy utilizing automated data analysis. January 30, 2013

Journey of Experience
ECE PhD student Sarah Brown was featured in Diversity/Careers for how her experiences at Northeastern from undergraduate to graduate shaped her career goals. January 15, 2013

Lombardi Named Editor in Chief
ECE Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been named the inaugural Editor in Chief of the new open-access journal, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. January 4, 2013

Sznaier Joins the less than 1% of CSS Members with this Distinction
ECE Professor Mario Sznaier was presented with the 2012 IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award for his scientific contributions to multi objective robust control, dynamic vision & imaging, and identification and for his outstanding service. December 18, 2012

Green Computing
Northeastern has partnered with the recently opened Massachusetts Green High Performance Computer Center which will provide the computing power required to solve complex engineering problems. November 20, 2012

Nano Scale Antennas
ECE Associate Professor, Hossein Mosallaei is using nanoantennas to manipulate light beams to create higher resolution imaging and more sensitive devices November 9, 2012

Improving Power Systems
ECE professors Ali Abur and Hanoch Lev-Ari were awarded a $400K NSF grant to use synchronized measurements to determine where faults are in power systems. September 27, 2012

Emergency Wireless Signal
Under the direction of Masoud Salehi, a team of recent ECE graduates designed a robot capable of extending a wireless signal for emergencies as part of their senior capstone design project. September 24, 2012

A Better Social Experience
ECE and CCS Assistant Professor Raymond Fu is working on developing algorithms to rapidly analyze content on social media sites to make for a better user experience. September 17, 2012

Mi Receives NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi was awarded a $272K NSF grant to develop techniques to handle software and hardware failures of large scale computing systems. August 29, 2012

Cybersecurity Training
Professors & Associate Deans David Kaeli (ECE) & Agnes Chan (CCS) and Assistant Professor Will Robertson (ECE & CCS) were awarded a$4.5M NSF grant to train the next generation in cybersecurity August 28, 2012

Congratulations Young Lae Kim
Electrical Engineering PhD student Young Lae Kim is a recipient of the Provost’s Dissertation Writing Fellowship. The award offers support to PhD candidates so they may spend their final semester writing.
August 27, 2012

Separating the Good & Bad
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda has developed a new software tool called PubCrawl to detect and contain malicious web crawlers without effecting normal browsing capacities August 23, 2012

Measuring Nano-Vibrations
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi is using the $300K DARPA Young Faculty Award he received earlier this year to develop a device capable of detecting the resonances of IR and THz wavelengths. August 20, 2012

Capstone Goes National
The 1st place ECE spring capstone team iCRAFT (eye Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology), under the direction of associate professor Waleed Meleis, was recently featured on CNN’s “Start Small Think Big.” August 6, 2012

Creating Underwater Networks
ECE professor Milica Stojanovic has been awarded an $120K NSF grant to develop a mobile underwater communications network for use in areas like  environmental monitoring, security, and aquaculture. July 31, 2012

Leeser Awarded $500K NSF Grant
ECE Professor Miriam Leeser was awarded a $500K NSF to Ensure Reliability and Portability of Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures.
July 3, 2012

Triangulating Landmines
Margery Hines, a PhD student in ECE, won a $2000 NSF Judges’ Choice Award for her walking robot based mine detection video presentation at the National NSF IGERT Online Video & Poster Competition in Washington, DC. June 13, 2012

Modular Flight Camera
Under the direction of ECE Professor Bahram Shafai, a group of capstone students have created an easy to assemble and transport remote-controlled surveillance helicopter. June 6, 2012

Yeh Receives Fellowship
ECE Associate Professor Edmund Yeh was awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship to develop improved internet and wireless technologies. May 18, 2012

Mapping Protein Shape Shifting
ECE Professors Lee Makowski, Dana Brooks, and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus have been awarded a $657K NSF grant to determine the "Precise Characterization of Conformational Ensembles". May 17, 2012

Fighting Cyber Threats
ECE & CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda was selected as the inaugural Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor for Information Assurance for his work in cybersecurity. May 15, 2012

Rinaldi Receives DARPA Award
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi is the recipient of a $300K DARPA Young Faculty Award which supports the next generation of engineers who will work on DoD and national security issues. May 8, 2012

Selected As Editor-in-Chief
ECE Professor Brad Lehman will be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics journal starting in 2013. May 8, 2012

Congratulations Khabat Ebnabbasi
ECE PhD student Khabat Ebnabbasi was selected for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship award. Only six such fellowships are awarded worldwide. May 8, 2012

ALERT Wins Grand Prize
A group of ECE graduates and professors from ALERT won the top prize of $10,000 for their entry of “Next Generation Millimeter-Wave Body Imaging for Concealed Threat Detection” in the 2012 National Security Innovation Competition. May 4, 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the ECE Capstone Competition!

May 1, 2012

Congratulations Neel Shah!
Neel Shah (ECE ’14) is the recipient of this year’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award. This national award is considered to be one of the most competitive science scholarships in the country. April 13, 2012

SMART Lab Opens
The new engineering MathWorks Systems Modeling and Radio Technology (SMART) Laboratory will be home to the next developments in high-tech simulation and advanced computing. April 12, 2012

One of the Best in the US
ECE Professor Brad Lehman was selected by The Princeton Review as one of the Top 300 Professors in the Country that make lasting impacts in the lives of their students. April 4, 2012

Harris is Top in the World
ECE Professor Vincent Harris has been identified to be in the top 1% of the world's most cited scientists from 2000-2010. His top 50 papers have been cited on average more than 44 times each. February 29, 2012

Erdogmus Awarded $95K NSF Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus is working with OHSU to apply statistical machine learning technology to minimize any errors that occur during clinical laboratory tests. January 23, 2012

Erdogmus Awarded CAREER Grant
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded an $505K NSF CAREER grant for “Signal Models, Channel Capacity, and Information Rate for Noninvasive Brain Interfaces”. January 19, 2012

Redesigning the Internet
ECE Associate Professor Edmund Yeh is working with NSF’s Future Internet Architecture Program to develop a method that would relieve network congestion and privacy concerns when surfing the internet. September 22, 2011

The Transformation of Homeland Security
ECE Professor and co-director of CenSSIS Michael Silevitch discusses the changes in the countries homeland security since 9/11. Silevitch was also quoted in an article from Fox news. September 9, 2011

Detecting Mines Using GPR
ECE Professor Carey Rappaport was awarded a $200K NSF grant to incorporate a high resolution ground penetrating radar system into a walking robot to locate land mines and other IEDs. September 6, 2011

Cyber-Physical Systems
ECE Assistant Professors Gunar Schirner, Deniz Erdogmus, and  Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded an $1.25M National Science Foundation grant to develop “Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical Systems.” August 31, 2011

Building a Better Tomorrow
ECE professors Ali Abur, Hanoch Lev-Ari, and former COE professor Alex Stankovic secured a $2.3M grant from the NSF and the Dept. of Energy to help develop the nation's next generation of electric power transmission grids. August 29, 2011

Monitoring Air Quality
ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Associate Professor Stefano Basagni were awarded an $170K NSF Grant to develop a series of networks to monitor air pollution. August 22, 2011

One of the Top Articles
ECE Associate Professor, Hossein Mosallaei’s paper “Array of Planar Plasmonic Scatteres Functioning as Light Concentrator” is one of the top downloaded articles in July 2011 from the journal Optic Letters. August 15, 2011

Kirda Receives NSF Grant
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda was awarded a $486K NSF grant to develop tools to automatically detect when a malicious bot is trying to connect to a computer host. July 20, 2011

Sun Receives $450K Grant
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun has been awarded a $450K grant from Semiconductor Research Corporation for his work in Tunable Inductors & Transformers for Filters, LNAs, and PAs. July 12, 2011

Search and Rescue Robot
A group of capstone students, under the direction of ECE Professor Charles DiMarzio, developed a life-saving robot that searches a disaster stuck area for survivors by detecting where cell phones are. July 6, 2011

Congratulations Ye Zhao
ECE graduate student Ye Zhao won a "Best Student Presentation Award" at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference for his paper "Fault Analysis in Solar PV Arrays under: Low Irradiance Conditions and Reverse Connections". June 29, 2011

Early Detection of Skin Cancer
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Masoud Salehi, a team of ECE capstone students, created a Structured Illumination Microscope that will be able to detect skin cancer much faster than today’s methods. June 21, 2011

COE Alum Takes Archery High-Tech
Robert Donahoe, EE‘85, combined his knowledge of engineering and intellectual property law to form Full Flight Technology, which improves an archers understanding of arrow speed, flight dynamics and bow performance. June 15, 2011

Ratilal Awarded $150K Grant
ECE associate professor Purnima Ratilal, has received a $150K NSF grant to develop a system to detect the movements of marine animals in near-real-time to minimize the impact of man-made activities on their populations. June 14, 2011

Lending a Mind-Controlled Hand
Under the direction of Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students, created a Disability Assistant Robot With i (Eye) Navigation (DARWiN) that would allow a disabled people to interact with things around the house. June 13, 2011

Brain Controlled Flight Simulator
A team of ECE capstone students, supervised by Associate Professor Waleed Meleis and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus, created a system to fly the simulated plane in FlightGear using a person’s brainwaves. May 31, 2011

Controlling Home Power Usage
Under the direction of Professor Bahram Shafai, a team of ECE capstone students, developed a breaker box that monitors a home’s electricity usage to let users set priorities of when things should be used. May 27, 2011

Voice-Controlled Movements
A group of ECE capstone students, under the direction of Professor Bahram Shafai, designed a voice controlled wheelchair that can navigate around obstacles and prevent the chair from going near stairwells. May 24, 2011

Staying One Step Ahead
ECE and CCS Associate Professor Engin Kirda is focused on how to keep applications secure from the latest viruses and cyber-security threats. May 3, 2011

Harris Selected as Klein Lecturer
ECE Professor Vincent Harris has been selected as this year’s Robert D. Klein University Lecturer. This award honors faculty members who have contributed to their field of study and share the fruits of that scholarship with the University and the general public. March 11, 2011

Measuring Interatomic Distances
ECE Professor Lee Makowski has received a $280K NIH grant to develop MADMAX, a Multi-wavelength Anomalous Diffraction using Medium Angle X-ray solution scattering, for the precise measurement of conformational changes in proteins. February 22, 2011

Malima is CIMIT Finalist
Asanterabi Malima, a PhD in ECE, has been selected as a finalist for the2011 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare for his research project “Highly Sensitive Micron Scale In-vivo Biosensor for  Multiple Biomarker Detection”. February 11, 2011

Brooks and DiMarzio Receive $65K NSF Grant
ECE professor Dana Brooks and associate professor Charles DiMarzio have been awarded a $65K NSF grant to develop a computationally-enhanced optical imaging infrastructure. February 7, 2011

Lightning Fast Results
The NU Computer Architecture Research group, under the direction of ECE Professor David Kaeli, is developing supercomputing technology to pinpoint the location of objects or people 10-15x faster than traditional methods. December 23, 2010

Article Voted Top in Past Decade
ECE Associate Professor Nian Sun’s paper on “Giant Electric Field Tuning of Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Heterostructures” has been selected as one of the 10 most outstanding full papers & featured articles in the past ten years in Advanced Functional Materials. October 27, 2010

Bringing Research to Reality
ECE Professor Michael Silevitch spoke at the recent Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference about the importance of research collaboration to solve global security issues. October 26, 2010

Mosallaei Receives 2 Grants
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei has won a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award for Tunable Optical Metamaterials and a AFOSR grant to exploit dielectric and plasmonic particles for nanoscale energy engineering. October 4, 2010

Ratilal Awarded $1M NSF Grant
Purnima Ratilal, associate professor of ECE, has received a $1M NSF grant to develop a Lightweight Towed Area Receiver (LTAR) to remotely monitor and image large areas of the ocean environment September 30, 2010

Understanding Animal Behaviors
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded a $156K NSF grant to develop computational models that will track primate social behaviors unobtrusively. September 28, 2010

Studying Coordinated Interaction
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor, Dagmar Sternad, has received a $1.6M NIH grant to test how the brain controls a person’s movements and coordination. September 24, 2010

DiMarzio Awarded Second Patent this Year
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio has been awarded a patent for “Opto-acoustic signal detection with coherent confocal microscopy”. September 7, 2010

Kaeli Receives $350K Grant
ECE Professor David Kaeli, has been awarded a $350K NSF grant to improve hardware and software reliability issues for future computer systems. September 7, 2010

Neural Network Challenge
ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus was chosen to be one of five finalists in the international DIADEM (Digital Reconstruction of Axonal and Dendritic Morphology) Challenge. This competition hopes to map the neural networks of the brain to create breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience. August 30, 2010

A Dream Come True
ECE Senior Timur Starobinets was able to use his coop experiences to land his dream job at SpaceX, a company missioned to become the first private company to launch a mid-to-heavy lift rocket into space. August 30, 2010

Studying Skill Acquisition
ECE Professor, Dagmar Sternad, has received a $324K NIH grant to discover the acquistion, adaptation, and control of skilled movements in order to restore sensorimotor function in neurological disorders. July 13, 2010

Niedre Awarded $1.3M Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, has received a $1.3M R01 grant from NIH to develop a new high-resolution fluorescence imaging system. July 12, 2010

ECE Professor Emeritus John G. Proakis has been awarded a Honorary Doctorate degree in Digital Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Athens in Greece. July 7, 2010

Mosallaei Receives Patent
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei has been awarded a patent for his work in “Dielectric and magnetic particles based metamaterials”. July 6, 2010

Prof. Vittoria and Harris receive an additional $250K NSF Grant
ECE Professors Carmine Vittoria and Vincent Harris received another NSF grant to continue their work with single phase magnetolelectric materials at room temperature using cation engineered hexaferrite structures. June 21, 2010

Keeping Loved Ones Safe
Under the advisement of Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio, a team of ECE capstone students, created a wireless wrist device that contacts emergency officials if a person falls or has changes in their vital signs. May 14, 2010

Tracking the Path of Cells
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, is developing a way to monitor rare cells circulating in the blood stream in hopes of treating cancer and other illnesses. May 14, 2010

Making Your Home Energy Efficient
ECE students Marc Neuwirth, Kris Eberle, Hannah Echo, Josh Tappan and Sean McGrath, built a system to monitor a person’s home energy-consumption, allowing users to control their appliances remotely as part of their senior capstone project. April 22, 2010

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receive $375K DARPA Grant
ECE Professors Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria have received a $375K DARPA grant for creating low frequency magnetic field sensors for the detection of IED and other terrorist threats. April 21, 2010

Mind Controlled Remote Vehicle
ECE students Saumitro Dasgupta, Mike Fanton, Jonathan Pham, and Mike Willard, built a brain interface to navigate a mobile robot remotely. The team won first place in the senior capstone project competition. April 16, 2010

Undergraduate Research Funded
ECE Professors Michael Silevitch & David Kaeli received a $250K NSF REU grant for their program BIOSENSE, in which students research subsurface sensing and imaging techniques. April 13, 2010

Making Antennas Smaller & Faster
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei is researching ways to create antennas that are smaller, faster, and more energy efficient than any current technology. March 18, 2010

Mosallaei Awarded $490K Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Hossein Mosallaei, received an ONR grant to conduct fundamental research on Active Metamaterials Antennas & Sensors (ACT-METAS). February 5, 2010

Niedre awarded $400K grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, received a NIH grant for his research project "Tomographic In Vivo Flow Cytometer for Counting Rare Circulating Cells". February 2, 2010

Developing Images Faster
ECE Professors Miriam Leeser and David Kaeli have created a method to develop medical images 10 to 1000x faster than current technology using3D video graphics, which will lead to faster diagnoses. January 28, 2010

DiMarzio Receives Patent for Research
ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio has been awarded a patent for “Enhanced detection of acousto-photonic emissions in optically turbid media using a photo-refractive crystal-based detection system” January 26, 2010

Sun Receives Additional Funding
Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received an additional $76K towards his NSF CAREER award that investigates novel spin-spray synthesis methods for magnoelectronic films at low temperature. January 20, 2010

Kaeli Awarded $1.3M NSF Grant
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor David Kaeli, has been awarded a 3-year NSF grant for $1.3M to create a testbed model that will be able to adapt to new biomedical imaging applications and computing platforms. December 11, 2009

Kaeli Selected as IEEE Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor David Kaeli, has been selected as a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to profile-guided optimization algorithms and dynamic branch prediction designs. December 7, 2009

Stojanovic Selected as IEEE Fellow
Milica Stojanovic, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of IEEE for her contributions to underwater acoustic communications. December 7, 2009

Creating a Defect/Error-Tolerant nanoDSP Architecture
ECE Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been published in the recent issue of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems for his research on developing a new nanosystem architecture for
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications.
December 7, 2009

Making The World Safer
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Carey Rappaport is working with three of the COE Research Centers to increase the safety of this nation. He is the associate director of CenSSIS and ALERT and a lead researcher of VOTERS. November 16, 2009

Sun Receives $50K for Research
Nian Sun, an ECE Associate Professor, received $50K from Northrop Grumman Corporation for bringing up collaborative research on high performance miniature antennas with Northrop Grumman. November 13, 2009

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receive $400K NSF Grant
ECE Professors Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria received a $400K NSF grant to study electric field tunable microwave magnetic passive devices. October 13, 2009

Sznaier and Camps Win NSF Award
ECE Professors Mario Sznaier and Octavia Camps have won a $415K NSF grant to develop new methods to extract information very sparsely encoded in extremely high dimensional data streams, with applications to aware environments, autonomous vehicles and systems biology. September 9, 2009

ECE Junior wins 2-year fellowship in Information Assurance
Ryan Whelan, a junior in ECE, has been awarded a NSF Scholarship for Service Fellowship.  Designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure, this scholarship is administered through Northeastern's Institute for Information Assurance. August 24, 2009

Professor Dy Awarded $470K NSF Grant
Associate Professor Jennifer Dy of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be developing a method to analyze data using multiple clustering views by studying skin lesions and cancers. July 27, 2009

Prof Erdogmus Receives Second Grant
Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a $500K NSF grant to develop a brain interface controlled icon-based language generation system that aims to increase speed of communication for persons with severe disabilities. He recently received a $695K grant from NIH. July 23, 2009

Prof Erdogmus receives $695K grant
Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a 5-yr grant from NIH, to design a noninvasive brain computer interface to help patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS) by detecting their responses to rapid serial visual presentations. June 29, 2009

Prof Kaeli Awarded NSF grant
David Kaeli, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a 4-yr NSF Scholarship for Service Award, which will provide scholarships to talented students in Information Assurance technologies so as to protect our national cyber infrastructure. June 29, 2009

Niedre Awarded $360K Grant
ECE Assistant Professor, Mark Niedre, was one of seven local scientists to receive grants from the Massachusetts Life Science Center to develop a non-invasively method for detecting rare cells circulating in the blood. June 26, 2009

Tracking Cancer Tumors Digitally
ECE Associate Professor Jennifer Dy is developing a computer algorithm that will try to track the movement of tumors that will allow for detection and targeted treatments. June 12, 2009

Prof. Harris and Vittoria receives $1.4M for research on magnetics
Professors Vince Harris and Carmine Vittoria receive $1.4M from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Navy, and Air Force for advanced magnets and their use in next generation microwave electronics. June 2, 2009

COE Alum nominated by President Obama to Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration
Winslow Sargeant, an '86 graduate with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. Dr. Sargeant is currently the managing director of Madison-based Venture Investors. May 26, 2009

Using SWNT to enhance sensing applications
ECE Assistant Professor Mehmet Dokmeci has developed a method of using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuitry that will lead to the creation of new sensor systems. May 15, 2009

Image Based Software Solutions
Dana Brooks, professor of ECE, has been investigating a method to use image based modeling software for use in biomedical research. May 5, 2009

Getting the Most out of the Coop Experience
Sean Mayo, a 2009 graduate of ECE, using the experiences he gained from the classroom and coop, has landed himself a dream job at Apple. He already has several patents from working there on his last coop. Sean was recently awarded the William Jefferson Alcott Award for his outstanding performances. May 5, 2009

Capstone students create 3D Computer Interface
Five seniors from ECE are the 1st place winners of the 2009 Senior Capstone projects. Justin Schunick, Mark Hollenbeck, Luke Shaheen, Scott Gillette, and Glenn Black built a low-cost human computer interface that tracks a user's movement. April 29, 2009

Communicating Underwater Wirelessly
Milica Stojanovic, associate professor of ECE, is researching communicating underwater to explore the oceans and see what they have to offer. Whether it be exploring wreckage or finding new resources, wireless communications could revolutionize current methods. April 2, 2009

Critical Population Density Brings Order to Chaos
Purnima Ratilal, assistant professor of ECE, has been published in the latest issue of Science for her research on imaging fish shoals that verifies general theories about the behavior patterns of large groups of animals. March 27, 2009

COE Alum named CEO of Vertis Communications
Quincy L. Allen, a '82 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and longtime executive of Xerox Corporation, has been appointed chief executive officer of Vertis Communications. March 17, 2009

George Kent receives Outstanding Coop Coordinator Award
Congratulations to George Kent for receiving the 2009 Outstanding Coop Coordinator Award which will be presented to him at a ceremony on April 2, 2009. Only two individuals from the university are chosen for this award each year. March 11, 2009

Vittoria named Life Fellow of IEEE
Professor Carmine Vittoria has been elected a Life Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the understanding of the microwave properties of magnetic materials and their applications in microwave technology. January 20, 2009

Necmiye Ozay receives CDC best student paper award
Necmiye Ozay, an Electrical Engineering graduate student, is the recipient of the best student paper award at the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) for her paper entitled "A sparsification approach to set membership identification of a class of affine hybrid systems", co-authored with M. Sznaier, C. Lagoa and O. Camps. December 10, 2008

Fabrizio Lombardi named Fellow of IEEE
Professor Fabrizio Lombardi has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to testing and fault tolerance of digital systems. December 10, 2008

A Clearer Picture of Cancer
Mark Niedre, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern, developed a new high resolution method for in vivo fluorescence imaging. November 25, 2008

Computer Finds Molecules Causing Diseases
Mehdi Tahoori, assistant professor of ECE, was featured for research focused on schizophrenia, major depression & cancer at Researchers say they have created an algorithm that can identify genes & proteins most likely to cause such complex diseases. November 6, 2008

Prof. Dokmeci's Carbon Nanotube Work Recognized
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mehmet Dokmeci was presented with the Best Poster Award at the 8th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, an honor acknowledging promising research in experimental work involving carbon nanotubes. October 17, 2008