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Fan Receives ASME Design Engineering Division Best Paper Award

Mechanical engineering graduate student Haonan Fan, PhD’24, received the 2023 Best Paper Award of the ASME Design Engineering Division for “DC Motor Velocity Control with Integral Retarded Controller Under Unintentional Delay” at the 2023 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference held in Boston this year. The paper was […]

Faculty and Students Participate in Technical Exchange Meeting at U.S. Army DEVCOM DAC

Four project teams from across the country came together for the first time at the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry collection in Fort Moore, Georgia for a Technical Exchange Meeting. These projects assist the Army by increasing capabilities to assess AI in the future, while letting students and faculty learn directly from soldiers about the operation of ground combat vehicles.

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Kostas Research Institute Receives $13M U.S. Army Contract for Wireless Research

The Kostas Research Institute (KRI) at Northeastern University has been awarded $13 million by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for foundational research into Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments. KRI and five partner institutions will conduct innovative research to enable technologies in distributed machine learning, signal processing algorithms, and computational, sensing, and communication hardware infrastructure for distributed sensing and communication.

Announcing Spring 2023 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Spring 2023 PEAK Experiences Awards. Base Camp Awardees Sophia Nguyen COE’26, “Neuromodulation of Motor Cortex’s Response to Different Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Pulse Waveforms” Mentor: Mathew Yarossi, Bouvé, Physical Therapy/Movement/Rehab Science This project seeks to use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive […]

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

Using Background Checks to Find Trends in Gun Purchases

MIE Professor Rifat Sipahi and mechanical engineering student Xu Wang, PhD’25, have been studying firearm background checks to determine trends in gun acquisitions. What is driving gun purchases in the US? It may have to do with who is in the White House Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images It’s well reasoned that there are more […]

Faculty and Staff Awards 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

Announcing Spring 2022 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Spring 2022 PEAK Experiences Awards.

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Making the Shoe Fit

In many ways, mechanical engineers are like superheroes. They look like you or me out on the street, but when they get to work they can solve almost any problem, big or small. Gabrielle Whittle, E’21, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Northeastern, comes by her interest in mechanical engineering naturally. Her father is […]

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Patent for Validating MRAC for Human-in-the-Loop Control Systems

MIE Professor Rifat Sipahi was awarded a patent for “Validating and computing stability limits of human-in-the-loop adaptive control systems”.

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Media Coverage and Firearm Acquisition in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting

The article entitled “Media coverage and firearm acquisition in the aftermath of a mass shooting” and authored by Porfiri (NYU), Sattanapalle (NYU), Nakayama (NYU), Macinko (UCLA) and MIE Professor Rifar Sipahi was featured on the cover of Nature Human Behaviour.

Linking Media Coverage of Gun Control to Gun Purchases

MIE Professor Rifat Sipahi and co-authors from NYU and UCLA published the article “Media coverage and firearm acquisition in the aftermath of a mass shooting” in Nature Human Behaviour, which was also featured in the NYU article “Mathematics Ties Media Coverage of Gun Control to Upticks in Gun Purchases”.

Sipahi's book on Time Delay Systems published

MIE Professor Rifat Sipahi published “Mastering Frequency Domain Techniques for the Stability Analysis of LTI Time Delay Systems” with the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Understanding Tumor Regrowth

MIE Professor Rifat Sipahi is working with biology professor Gunther Zupanc to determine why certain cancer tumors grow back. This might be why some tumors grow back aggressively after cancer treatments Many of the commonly used cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, kill tumor cells. But sometimes, after those cells have died and been […]

Creating Better Communication Between Robots

MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi is designing algorithms to allow robots, such as drones and self-driving cars, to connect better with other robots despite communication delays. Source: News @ Northeastern Fully autonomous robots, such as drones and self-driving cars, are no longer a thing of the future. But hurdles remain before they completely integrate into […]

Young Scholar Program Provides Experience-Based Learning for Future Scientists and Engineers

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

Sipahi Elevated to Senior Member of IEEE

MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi has achieved the rank of Senior Member of the IEEE, an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Only about 8% of over 400,000 members attain this membership grade.

Sipahi Receives ASME/DSCD Young Investigator Award

MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi was selected to receive the 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award.

Modeling Spinal Cord Growth

Biology Professor Gunther Zupanc and MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi were awarded a $389K NSF grant to develop "A Three-dimensional Model of Spinal Cord Growth and Repair in a Regeneration-competent Organism".

Research Fair a Big Success

The COE Undergraduate Research Lab fair gathered hundreds of students eager to learn about the research opportunities available to them.

Creating Realistic Models with Time Delay

MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi was awarded a $293K NSF grant for his "Graph-Based Control Design for Network Dynamics with Time Delays".

Sipahi Selected Fellow

MIE Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi has been selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Dr. Sipahi was also the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award and the  Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Engineering, both in 2011.

Don’t delay: Early engineering intro pays off

When Mohit Bhardwaj was a freshman in high school he trav­eled from his home in Lusaka, Zambia to Boston. with Lead America. For nine days, he and a group of 19 other stu­dents from around the globe studied lead­er­ship and engi­neering at Olin col­lege. They learned to work on teams building Lego robots, pop­sicle stick […]

Smart pens to help control hand tremors

Approx­i­mately 12 mil­lion people in the U.S. are affected by uncon­trolled tremors as a result of neu­ro­log­ical dis­or­ders such as Parkinson’s dis­ease. From but­toning a shirt to writing a note, uncon­trol­lably shaky hands make it dif­fi­cult to com­plete some of the most basic tasks that most of us take for granted, according to fifth-​​year engi­neering […]

‘Popping in’ on the latest research

A young man’s hand move­ments and body tem­per­a­ture are being tracked as he ges­tic­u­lates while dis­cussing his research with another stu­dent. Else­where in the room, someone stares at a com­puter screen while wearing a cap con­nected to dozens of elec­trodes. Next to him, someone else han­dles a cup out­fitted with an internal gyroscope. This was […]

Improving Penmanship

MIE Assistant Professors Rifat Sipahi & Andrew Gouldstone and Senior Academic Specialist Beverly Jaeger received a $270K NSF grant to create a “Smart Pen” to assist people with fine motor control disorders.

Sipahi Awarded DARPA Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi received a $300K DARPA grant for his research “Model-Free Algorithms to Assist and Control Human-Task Missions against Dynamic Environments.”

Hands-On Learning

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi and Associate Professor Nader Jalili received a $40K grant from MathWorks to develop a new hands-on mechatronics course using MathWorks products.

Congratulations COE Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards.

Factoring in Delays

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has developed an “intelligent” algorithm that takes into account time delays in areas such as traffic flow, supply chain management, and human biology.

Sipahi on Cover of IEEE Control Systems Magazine

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi’s article “Stability and Stabilization of Systems with Time Delay, Limitations and Opportunities” is featured on the cover of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

Sipahi Awarded $100K NSF Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $100K NSF grant to create a portable, low-cost mechatronics based device capable of writing Braille letters for the blind.

Sipahi Awarded $200K NSF Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Rifat Sipahi has been awarded a $200K NSF grant to reveal the complex interplay between the topology, time delays, and the stability of dynamical systems that couple across networks. The project will have impacts in the fields of networked control systems, human-in-the-loop dynamics and epidemiology.