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2023 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% 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 those […]

Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Airports

ECE Professor Michael Silevitch and Carey Rappaport have been working with the Department of Homeland Security for the last fifteen years to improve safety and efficiency at airports and other public settings.

$36M DHS Center of Excellence for SENTRY Surveillance System to Protect Public Spaces

Michael Silevitch, Robert D. Black Distinguished Professor of ECE, has been awarded $36 million over 10 years to lead a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) multi-institutional Center of Excellence, SENTRY (Soft target Engineering to Neutralize the Threat Reality). SENTRY will develop a “Virtual Sentry” system that provides just-in-time information to key decision makers to protect civilian soft targets such as transit stations and schools, and crowded spaces such as stadiums from covert threats.

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NU Team PARIS Wins in Phase 1 of American-Made E-ROBOT Prize

A Northeastern faculty and student team was awarded a $200K prize as a finalist for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize. In Phase 2, up to four teams (from the 10 finalists) will receive a $500K award. The team’s submission proposed development of a Precise Air-sealing Robot for Inaccessible Spaces (PARIS). The Northeastern team is advised by ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir, CEE Assistant Professor Michael Kane, and ECE Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport.

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Silevitch to Direct New AI Jumpstart Program

ECE Professor Michael Silevitch will lead a new Massachusetts program, AI Jumpstart, to connect small business owners in the state with academic faculty experts to learn how machine learning can grow their companies. Northeastern received a $2.2 million state grant that will be used primarily for high-speed computer equipment and also to provide for faculty consultants, both of which will be available to selected companies to get the pilot effort up and running. Northeastern kicked in an additional $2 million, raising the program’s total value to more than $4 million.

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The ‘Triple Husky’ Experience

Sarah Brown is a true Northeastern success story: a ‘triple Husky’ who earned her bachelor’s in electrical engineering, E’11, master’s in electrical and computer engineering, ME’14, and a doctorate in electrical engineering, PhD’16. After completing her doctorate, she was awarded the University of California at Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship and served as a postdoctoral research […]

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Northeastern Spearheading Advances in Travel Safety

Northeastern’s ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) is one of nine Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Centers of Excellence (COEs) located across the country. A multi-university center, ALERT conducts research and development for effective responses to explosives-related threats. ALERT is funded by a core grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that equates to roughly $3.6 million a year. In addition to the Center’s ongoing core research award, DHS also provides each COE with an ability to obtain task order contracts targeted to develop specific security technologies and methods.

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ALERT Receives Patent

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport & MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for the “Characterization of dielectric slabs attached to the body using focused millimeter waves.”

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Emily Belk Wins DHS COE Summit Grand Challenge Competition

Computer Engineering and Computer Science BS student, Emily Belk was part of the winning team at the 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit Grand Challenge Student Competition held on July 31st at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

Developing Better Airport Sensors

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE/ECE Associate Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo are developing sensors that could replace current airport scanners to quickly scan passengers as they walk down a hallway.

ALERT Awarded Patent

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport & MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for “On the move millimeter wave interrogation system with a hallway of multiple transmitters and receivers”.

Creating Faster, More Accurate TSA Scanners

Carey Rappaport, ECE Professor and deputy director of the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Center, is working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop quicker and more accurate scanners at airport security checkpoints.

Mahdiar Sadeghi: Student Paper Finalist in IEEE Antennas & Propagation Symposium

Mahdiar Sadeghi, who recently completed a Master’s degree in ECE under the supervision of Prof. Carey Rappaport, is one of a dozen finalists in the 2018 IEEE Antennas & Propagation Symposium student Paper Competition.

Rappaport gives Distinguished Lecture at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport gave an invited talk in Princeton, NJ at the Dept. of Energy Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; "Advanced Millimeter-Wave Radar Concealed Threat Person Scanning System – or, How to Design an Airport Scanner that is so Accurate that We Won’t Need Humans to Look at Images."

Rappaport Gives IEEE Distinguished Lectures in Australia and New Zealand

ECE Prof. Carey Rappaport gave three IEEE Distinguished Lectures in:  Melbourne, Australia, "Electromagnetic Sensing and Treatment of Living Things:  Using Microwaves to Detect and Treat Disease in Humans and Trees," in Queenstown, New Zealand, "A High Gain Toroidal Reflector Antenna for Multistatic 3D Whole Body Millimeter-Wave Imaging," and in Sydney Australia, "Multifocal Bootlace Lens Design […]

The 'Vexing Problem' of Securing Large Public Spaces

ECE Professor and ALERT Deputy Director Carey Rappaport discusses the problems with securing large venues in the wake of the recent explosion at the Ariana Grande concert.

The Future of Airport Security

ALERT researchers Carey Rappaport, Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, & Octavia Camps are developing cutting-edge technology that can detect suspicious behavior at airports.

ALERT Awarded Patent

ALERT members Carey Rappaport & Jose Martinez-Lorenzo awarded a patent for "Signal processing methods & systems for explosive detection & identification using electromagnetic radiation".

Carey Rappaport Selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 2017-2019

The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society has selected ECE Professor Carey Rappaport as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2017 – 2019.

StreetScan Patent Nominated for Invented Here!

Ming Wang (CEE), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (CEE), & Carey Rappaport's (ECE) patent for “Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps” was nominated for the Boston Patent Law Association’s Invented Here! program.

Building a Better Scanner

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport and MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez Lorenzo’s article on Improving Security Screening: A Comparison of Multistatic Radar Configurations for Human Body Imaging was one of four featured articles on the cover of IEEE Antennas & Propagation.

Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Detect Tunnels

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport was interviewed by the New York Times for his research on ground penetrating radar in the article "As Donald Trump Calls for Wall on Mexican Border, Smugglers Dig Tunnels".

VOTERS Awarded Patent

VOTERS professors Ming Wang (CEE), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (CEE), & Carey Rappaport (ECE) were awarded a patent for “Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps”. Abstract Source: USPTO A roaming sensor system collects data on the condition of roads and bridge decks and identifies and maps defects, including cracks, potholes, debonding, […]

Improving Airport Security

ALERT's Carey Rappaport, Jose Martinez Lorenzo, and Octavia Camps each explain the research they are conducting to make airport security checkpoints safer.

Rappaport to deliver Plenary Address at Int'l Radar Symp. of India

ECE Distinguished Prof. Carey Rappaport will present an invited plenary address for the International Radar Symposium of India in Bangalore on December 17, entitled: "Multistatic Array Nearfield Radar Imaging"

Silevitch, Rappaport, Martinez win $1.2M DHS award

ECE Profs. Michael Silevitch, Carey Rappaport, and Jose Martinez (also with MIE) and ALERT’s John Beaty were awarded $1.2M two-year Task Order DHS contract to transition research from ALERT’s Advanced Imaging Technology Laboratory into technology suitable for commercialization.

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport Wins Best Antenna Design and Application Paper at EuCAP Conference

ECE COE Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport won the best Antenna Design and Application Paper award at the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in Lisbon, Portugal last week.


Safer Breast Screenings

ECE Professor Carey Rappaport was interviewed by NECN to explain how he is using microwave radar in conjunction with x-rays to get safer and more accurate images of breast tumors. 

Home Secretary Visits ALERT

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May visited ALERT’s Robust Systems Lab & Advanced Imaging Technology Lab before serving as a keynote speaker on human trafficking and slavery .

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).

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".

Carey Rappaport makes security measures more transparent

Carey Rappaport, professor of electrical and computer engineering Rappaport and his team are developing technology for airport scanning that will make your trip through the security checkpoint faster—and that could make your flight safer. Existing millimeter wave scanners—the kind you’d walk through at any airport from Boston to Beijing—are good at distinguishing between skin and […]

ALERT renewed as homeland security Center of Excellence

The Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity Sci­ence and Tech­nology Direc­torate has announced the renewal of Northeastern’s Aware­ness and Local­iza­tion of Explo­sives Related Threats Center as a DHS Center of Excel­lence. This dis­tinc­tion, given to just 12 research cen­ters in the nation, is accom­pa­nied by a five-​​year funding com­mit­ment, including $2.5 mil­lion in the first year. Head­quar­tered at North­eastern, ALERT is a major con­sor­tium […]

Creating Sustainable Cities

COE faculty Andrew Myers, Jerry Hajjar, Carey Rappaport, Michael Silevitch, Sara Wadia-Fascetti, and Matthias Ruth are working on improving the sustainability of the urban environment.

Summer in the engineering lab

More than 20 under­grad­uate stu­dents from eight col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties throughout the country pre­sented a host of inno­v­a­tive research projects on Thursday after­noon at North­eastern University. The projects, ranging from improving breast cancer imaging to pre­venting the pro­gres­sive col­lapse of large con­crete build­ings, rep­re­sented the cul­mi­na­tion of Northeastern’s 10-​​week Research Expe­ri­ence for Under­grad­u­ates Pro­grams, which […]

Student takes home judges’ choice award in National NSF IGERT Online Video & Poster Competition

Margery Hines, a graduate student conducting research with the Northeastern University Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship for Intelligent Diagnostics (IGERT-ID) has been awarded judges’ choice in the 2012 National NSF IGERT Online Video & Poster Competition. The victory earned the IGERT-ID program a $2,000 prize.  Margery is a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, working with Carey Rappaport […]

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.

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.

Answering The Challenge

The National Academy of Engineering has issued the “Grand Challenges for Engineering” which includes restoration and maintenance of urban infrastructure. CEE Professors Sara Wadia-Fascetti and Ming Wang are leading the VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic mbedded Roaming Sensors) project, which will develop onboard multi-sensor technology that will detect structural flaws in roads and bridges.

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.