Capstone project helps people who are blind navigate city intersections

Crossing a busy city inter­sec­tion can be a pre­car­ious task for any pedes­trian, a maze fraught with var­ious obsta­cles. A new app, designed by North­eastern engi­neering stu­dents, would help blind or visu­ally impaired people nav­i­gate that maze.

Student’s materials research leads to Goldwater Scholarship

Emma Kaeli, E’18, was one of 260 stu­dents selected from a nation­wide pool of more than 1,000 appli­cants to receive this pres­ti­gious award for those inter­ested in pur­suing research careers.

Scaling up armor systems

Researchers at North­eastern University’s High Per­for­mance Mate­rials and Struc­tures Lab­o­ra­tory are looking to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of animal scales to help them develop the next gen­er­a­tion of light­weight armor systems.

Looking ahead: Cybersecurity in 2015

U.S. busi­nesses suf­fered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor and web secu­rity expert, explains what we can expect from cyber­se­cu­rity in the new year.

Silicon Valley spring break leads to high-​​tech career

Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Sil­icon Valley, net­working with high-​​tech employers and learning more about the industry. The expe­ri­ence led first to a co-​​op job and then to a full-​​time posi­tion with the same company.

Students build community through robotics engineering

Nutrons 125, Northeastern’s robotic engi­neering stu­dent club, offers area high school stu­dents the chance to design, build, and test a robot in com­pe­ti­tions around the region.

Alum earns entrepreneurship award for startup

North­eastern post­doc­toral researcher Asan­terabi Malima, PhD’13, received the Entre­pre­neurial Award during Mass­a­chu­setts’ cel­e­bra­tion of Africa Week in recog­ni­tion of his founding a biotech firm and devel­oping a device that enables early, low-​​cost dis­ease detection.

New master’s program to prepare future security professionals

North­eastern will launch a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary grad­uate pro­gram this fall to train the next gen­er­a­tion of secu­rity pro­fes­sionals to face the new and evolving chal­lenges of the 21st century.

Student project targets memory impairment

For its senior cap­stone project, a team of engi­neering stu­dents devel­oped a pro­gram using Google Glass. The stu­dents say it could help memory-​​impaired indi­vid­uals iden­tify people they come in con­tact with and per­form daily tasks.

Take 5: How to protect your passwords

Not using the same pass­word for every­thing is among sev­eral tips North­eastern cyber­se­cu­rity expert Wil Robertson sug­gests to help Internet users guard their per­sonal infor­ma­tion online.

Blog:  iNSolution

ECE Superstars win at supercomputers

When pro­fessor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a super­com­puter com­pe­ti­tion, elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering stu­dents Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero expe­ri­ence in the task at hand. “I […]

Business pioneer invests in Northeastern’s future

The lasting impact of expe­ri­en­tial learning fueled the pas­sion of Roger Marino, the Col­lege of Engi­neering alumnus and busi­ness pio­neer who once again has stepped for­ward to invest in his alma mater and the ambi­tious goals of its his­toric Empower campaign.

Healthcare entrepreneurs share secrets to success

Leaders of flour­ishing health­care com­pa­nies shared their suc­cess sto­ries on Thursday evening at an annual event hosted by the Health Sci­ences Entre­pre­neurs, an alumni group ded­i­cated to fos­tering entre­pre­neur­ship in the health­care field.

Blog:  iNSolution

Liveblogging the ECE capstone presentations

4:16pm: The awards are in! First place: Page Turner Second place: ICD and 4G^2 Third place: TRAQ and goCAD Peo­ples’ Choice: ICD 3:44pm: Time to breathe and my fin­gers hurt Well, the ECE cap­stone pre­sen­ta­tions are […]

Hiding in plain sight

Appli­ca­tions like invis­i­bility cloaking can’t be real­ized until the meta­ma­te­rials that enable them are oper­able at a range of fre­quen­cies. New research from asso­ciate pro­fessor Hos­sein Mos­al­laei could lead to this possibility.

Design for deconstruction: building with sustainability in mind

Jerry Hajjar, chair and pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, has received a new NSF grant to fur­ther his research in the area of sus­tain­able building design — which he envi­sions as an industry of the future.

Bringing the ‘human element’ to engineering

North­eastern hosts con­fer­ence that explores how engi­neering solu­tions can help repair the U.S. health-​​care system