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.

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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 […]

Welcome to the real world, Iron Man

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone stu­dents were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their devel­op­ment of goCAD, a pro­gram that allows users to manip­u­late vir­tual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.

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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 […]

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

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.

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A radar for emotion

Engi­neers are good at tracking things. That’s according to North­eastern grad­uate stu­dent, Sarah Brown. As a fellow of Draper Lab­o­ra­tory in Cam­bridge, Brown is col­lab­o­rating with researchers at both Draper […]

Green High Performance Computing Center opens its doors

North­eastern, partner insti­tu­tions and state offi­cials unveiled the $165 mil­lion center, which pro­vides a cen­tral resource for New Eng­land to focus on green tech­nolo­gies and high-​​performance computing.

A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

Researchers at Northeastern’s Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing have devel­oped a new device that could dra­mat­i­cally reduce the cost of microchips, which play inte­gral roles in our high-​​tech society.

Engineering capstone offers independence to physically disabled

The first-​​place win­ners in this spring’s elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone com­pe­ti­tion designed an eye-​​controlled robotic arm allowing para­plegic patients to feed themselves.

Professor to develop improved wireless technologies on prestigious German fellowship

Edmund Yeh, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering at North­eastern whose work aims to improve mobile and Internet com­mu­ni­ca­tion, is working in Munich this summer through his Hum­boldt Research Fellowship.

Roving robot to the rescue

Student-​​researchers have cre­ated a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue vic­tims of nat­ural disasters.

Building better cancer detection

Engi­neering under­grad­u­ates con­struct a micro­scope that can sim­plify and speed up the diag­nosis of skin cancer

A brainy innovation takes flight

Engi­neering stu­dents develop a brainwave-​​control system for piloting a sim­u­lated air­plane — and cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment researchers are interested

Students design system to power down home appliances

For engi­neering cap­stone project, North­eastern seniors develop an energy-​​control device that can auto­mat­i­cally cut off power to low-​​priority appli­ances, and pos­sibly help util­i­ties avert blackouts

Chair follows orders, but can act on its own, too

Engi­neering stu­dents win cap­stone design com­pe­ti­tion with voice-​​operated wheel­chair that can avoid poten­tial danger, even when the oper­ator doesn’t detect it