Graduate Student Services

Graduate Student Services is an academic resource in the College of Engineering which, in conjunction with university faculty and staff, facilitates the academic processes of course registration, graduation clearance, academic probation, academic review of Office of Global Studies forms, and administration of funding. Graduate Student Services recognizes the critical role our advising team plays in the transitional process students go through at Northeastern University and we are committed to meeting a diverse set of needs to assist in students’ success and achievements.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advisors in the Graduate Student Services office can help answer many of your questions and assist with various concerns regarding your program and student record.

Graduate students are expected to be professional and respectful at all times in their interactions with the Graduate School of Engineering staff. Please review a summary of these expectations.


If you would like to connect with your Boston Graduate Student Services Academic Advisor, we offer the following services:

  • Many questions can be answered quickly if you email your Academic Advising Department contact listed below. Please be sure to include your NUID and a detailed account of your questions.
  • Virtual Drop-in Advising Hours Fall 2022 – September 7th 2022 to December 22nd, 2022
    Graduate Engineering students can drop in without an appointment to ask an advisor a question! Students attending the hours must log in to Zoom with their NU credentials.
  • One on one advising appointments (Beginning the week of September 12th)
    Graduate Engineering students, you can schedule a 20 minute virtual or in-person appointment to meet with your assigned academic advisor via Navigate. (See Navigate Instructions).
  • Accelerated Bachelor/Graduate Engineering students who are still in undergraduate standing, please email the Academic Advising Department contact listed below. Please be sure to include your NUID and a detailed account of your questions.
Bioengineering
Contact Bioengineering Academic Advisors
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Bioengineering MS All Concentrations Shiaoming Shi
Bioengineering PhD N/A Qianqian Fang
Chemical Engineering
Contact Chemical Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Chemical Engineering MS N/A Eno E. Ebong
Chemical Engineering PhD N/A Eno E. Ebong
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact Civil and Environmental Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Data and Systems Amy Mueller
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Construction Management Ali Touran
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Geotechnical/ Geoenvironmental Engineering Mishac Yegian
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Structures Luca Caracoglia
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Transportation Peter Furth
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS/PhD Water, Environmental, and Coastal Systems Ed Beighley
Engineering & Public Policy MS N/A Matthew Eckelman
Environmental Engineering MS N/A Matthew Eckelman
Interdisciplinary PhD PhD N/A Jim Chen
Sustainable Building Systems MS N/A David Fannon
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Electrical and Computer Engineering Academic Advisors*
*except MS in Robotics with Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering concentrations
If you are a student interested in registering for an ECE course and need a Registration Override Form, please list Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Abby Hegarty, as both the program contact and course instructor on the form. Abby Hegarty will facilitate the process for the ECE Department and the course instructor to review your form.
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Computer Engineering PhD N/A Abby Hegarty
Cybersecurity PhD N/A Faculty Research Advisor
Data Science MS N/A David Kaeli
Electrical and Computer Engineering MS All Concentrations Abby Hegarty
Electrical Engineering PhD N/A Abby Hegarty
Electrical and Computer Engineering Leadership MS N/A Abby Hegarty
Internet of Things MS N/A Stefano Basagni and Josep M Jornet
Robotics (Contact Khoury Academic Advisors) MS Computer Science Lawson Wong
Robotics MS Electrical and Computer Engineering Hanu Singh
Robotics (Contact MIE Academic Advisors) MS Mechanical Engineering Rifat Sipahi
Wireless and Network Engineering MS N/A Stefano Basagni and Josep M Jornet
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Contact Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing MS N/A Hongli (Julie) Zhu and
Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Data Analytics Engineering MS N/A Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
Energy Systems MS N/A Mo Taslim
Energy Systems – Academic Link MS N/A Mo Taslim
Engineering Management MS N/A Himlona Palikhe
Human Factors MS N/A Yingzi Lin
Industrial Engineering MS N/A Chun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Industrial Engineering PhD N/A Chun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Mechanical Engineering MS General Mechanical Engineering Marilyn Minus
Mechanical Engineering PhD N/A ME Concentration Faculty Advisor
Mechanical Engineering MS/PhD Materials Science Jung Joon Jung
Mechanical Engineering MS/PhD Mechanics and Design Craig Maloney
Mechanical Engineering MS/PhD Mechatronics Rifat Sipahi
Mechanical Engineering MS/PhD Thermofluids Mo Taslim
Operations Research MS N/A Chun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs
Contact Multidisciplinary Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Computer Systems Engineering MS N/A Erin Macri
Cyber-Physical Systems MS N/A Peter O’Reilly
Data Architecture Management MS N/A Erin Macri
Information Systems MS N/A Erin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge Program MS N/A Erin Macri
Software Engineering Systems MS N/A Erin Macri
Telecommunication Networks MS N/A Peter O’Reilly
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
Degree Program Degree Contact Academic Advisor Program Contact
Cybersecurity PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Academic Advisors Faculty Research Advisor
Interdisciplinary PhD PhD Contact the Academic Advisors from your home department Faculty Research Advisor
Product Development MS Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Academic Advisors Mark Sivak
The Roux Institute – Portland, ME
Contact Roux Institute Academic Advisor

If you are a student interested in registering for an EECE course and it requires a Registration Override Form, please list Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Abby Hegarty, as both the program contact and course instructor on the form. Abby Hegarty will facilitate the process for the ECE Department and the course instructor to review your form.

Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Electrical and Computer Engineering MS Computer Networks and Security Abby Hegarty
San Jose, CA
Contact San Jose Academic Advisor
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Cyber-Physical Systems MS N/A Peter O’Reilly
Information Systems MS N/A Erin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge Program MS N/A Erin Macri
Seattle, WA
Contact Seattle Academic Advisor
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Data Analytics Engineering MS N/A Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
Information Systems MS N/A Erin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge Program MS N/A Erin Macri
Toronto, Canada
Contact Toronto Academic Advisor
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Information Systems MS N/A Erin Macri
Vancouver, Canada
Contact Vancouver Academic Advisor
Degree Program Degree Concentration Program Contact
Data Analytics Engineering MS N/A Srinivasan Radhakrishnan

The table below is a handy resource whenever you have a question! The advisors in Graduate Student Services can help you with many concerns, but we are not always the best resource to contact. Please review the table below for some common concerns, but please know that this is not an exhaustive list.

What your Graduate Student Services Academic Advisor can help you with: What your Program Contact can help you with: What your OGS Advisor can help you with (international students):
  • Registration errors and issues
  • Issues with the student degree audit
  • Academic probation and academic standing concerns
  • Questions about GSS forms
  • General questions and concerns (If you aren’t sure where to go, we can help!)
  • Specific questions about courses (content, assignments, grading, etc.)
  • Signatures for Standard Petition forms and Registration Override Request forms
  • Questions about independent study, Master’s Thesis/Project, Dissertation
  • Advice on course selection for a particular career path or area of interest
  • Questions about F-1 visa compliance
  • Specific concerns about securing OPT, Pre-OPT, and CPT
  • Taking a leave of absence