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Coordinating Object Handovers Between Robots and Humans

Bouve Professor Eugene Tunik (PI) on the project, ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Associate Professor Taskin Padir and Bouve Associate Research Scientist Mathew Yarossi were award a $760K NSF grant for the “Coordination of Dyadic Object Handover for Human-Robot Interactions”.

Predicting Protein Functions from 3D Structures

ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus (co-PI) and affiliated BioE Professors Mary Jo Ondrechen (PI) and Penny Beuning (co-PI) were awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Mining for mechanistic information to predict protein function”.

ECE PhDs Win Best Student Paper Award at PETRA 2019

ECE PhD students Mo Han, PhD’22, Yagmur Gunay, PhD’21, and Ilkay Yildiz, PhD’22, received the best student paper award at PETRA 2019, which took place in Rhodes, Greece, for their paper “From Hand-perspective Visual Information to Grasp Type Probabilities: Deep Learning via Ranking Labels”.

Erdogmus is co-PI for $1M NIH Grant

ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus is a co-PI for a $1M NIH grant, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, for a “Multimodal Signal Analysis and Data Fusion for Post-Traumatic Epilepsy”.

Faculty and Staff Awards 2019

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2018-2019 academic school year. See Full Photo Gallery Faculty Fellow Matthew Eckleman, CEE Yongmin Liu, MIE Outstanding Teacher of First Year Engineering Students Joseph Depasquale, Chemistry Brian O’Connell, FYE Sumi Seo, Mathematics Matthew […]

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Understanding Motor Cortical Organization

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Eugene Tunik (PI) and co-PI ECE Professors Deniz Erdogmus and Dana Brooks were awarded a $600K NSF grant, in collaboration with Wasim Malik from MGH, for “Understanding Motor Cortical Organization through Engineering Innovation to TMS-Based Brain Mapping”.

PhD Students Win 2017 RERC on AAC Research Award

Two Northeastern PhD students won a 2017 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) Award. Fernando Quivira and Matt Higger’s Shuffle Speller project won the 2017 RERC on AAC Student Research and Design Competition. The competition is designed to advance understanding and enhance augmentative and alternative communication technologies to improve […]

Professor Erdogmus Given $500k for Immersive Virtual Reality Research Project

ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus has been awarded a grant for $500K over 3 years for an “EEG-Guided Electrical Stimulation for Immersive Virtual Reality” project.

ECE PhD students Matt Higger & Fernando Quivira win 1st place in the 2017 RESNA Student Research & Design Competition

ECE Associate Professor Deniz Erdogmus and PhD students Matt Higger & Fernando Quivira won 1st place at the 2017 RESNA Student Research & Design Competition for their project called Shuffle Speller: User-Adaptive Spelling. The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Student Design Competition (SDC) is an annual competition that showcases creative […]

ECE PhD Students Win RESNA Student R&D Competition

ECE PhD students Matt Higger and Fernando Quivira have won first place in the RESNA Student R&D Competition with their project, Shuffle Speller: User-Adaptive Spelling. This system was primarily developed as part of Higger's PhD dissertation, in collaboration with assistive technology expert clinicians at OHSU in Portland, Ore. Part of the prize money will be […]

2 ECE Professors Awarded NSF I-Corps Grants

ECE Associate Professors Denis Erdogmus and Yingzi Lin were each awarded $50K NSF I-Corps grants, which allow for the commercialization of technology previously supported by NSF.

$800K NSF Grant to Diagnose ROP

ECE Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis, Associate Professor Deniz Erdogmus, and Professor Jennifer Dy were awarded an $800K NSF grant to create an "Assistive Integrative Support Tool for Retinopathy of Prematurity".

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Erdogmus Research Featured on Cover of Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

ECE Associate Professor Deniz Erdogmus was featured on the cover of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering for "Language-Model Assisted Brain Computer Interface for Typing: A Comparison of Matrix and Rapid Serial Visual Presentation".

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.

Neural Controlled Prosthetics

ECE Associate Professors Denis Erdogmus, Gunar Schirner, & Taskin Padir awarded $603K NSF grant to develop a Hand Augmentation using Nested Decision (HAND) for those with lost limb function.

Can current stimulate smarts?

“I’m not yet con­vinced it’s going to work,” Misha Pavel, an expert in neural engi­neering and a
professor of prac­tice at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said of the pos­si­bility of applying low-​​level
 cur­rent to the scalp as a means of improving intelligence. But that skep­ti­cism has only inspired Pavel and his col­leagues, including asso­ciate pro­fessor of 
elec­trical and com­puter […]

Congratulations COE Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards.  Outstanding teachers of First Year Engineering students: Richard Whalen, Engineering; Robert Lupi, Mathematics; Enrique Moreno, Physics. Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award: Daniel Dulaski, CEE  Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award: Lorraine Mountain, MIE  Outstanding Staff Award: Kristin Hicks, CenSSIS; Christina McNeil, Dean’s Office  Going […]

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

‘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 […]

Data mining in the social-​​media ecosystem

Ray­mond Fu, a newly appointed assis­tant pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering, wants to build a better social-​​media ecosystem, one in which Face­book makes expert friend rec­om­men­da­tions and consumer-​​product suggestions. “My goal is to bring the cur­rent social-​​networking system to the next level,” said Fu, a machine-​​learning expert who will hold joint appoint­ments in both […]

Mapping Protein Shape Shifting

ECE Professors Lee Makowski, Dana Brooks, and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus have been awarded a $657K NSF grant to determine the "Precise Characterization of Conformational Ensembles". NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. They are tasked with keeping the United States […]

FY13 TIER 1 Award Recipients

27 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY13 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 21 different research projects.

Erdogmus Awarded $95K NSF Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus is working with OHSU to apply statistical machine learning technology to minimize any errors that occur during clinical laboratory tests.

Erdogmus Awarded CAREER Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded an $505K NSF CAREER grant for “Signal Models, Channel Capacity, and Information Rate for Noninvasive Brain Interfaces”.

Brain Controlled Flight Simulater

A team of ECE capstone students, supervised by Associate Professor Waleed Meleis and Assistant Professor Deniz Erdogmus, created a system to fly the simulated plane in FlightGear using a person’s brainwaves.

FY12 TIER 1 Award Recipients

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.

Leaders in Engineering

Jackie Isaacs, Deniz Erdogmus, and Kate Ziemer have been invited to speak at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Understanding Animal Behaviors

ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus has been awarded a $156K NSF grant to develop computational models that will track primate social behaviors unobtrusively.

Neural Network Challenge

ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus was chosen to be one of five finalists in the international DIADEM (Digital Reconstruction of Axonal and Dendritic Morphology) Challenge. This competition hopes to map the neural networks of the brain to create breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience.

Neural Network Challenge

ECE Assistant Professor Denis Erdogmus was chosen to be one of five finalists in the international DIADEM (Digital Reconstruction of Axonal and Dendritic Morphology) Challenge. This competition hopes to map the neural networks of the brain to create breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience. Source: News @ Northeastern

Mind Controlled Remote Vehicle

ECE students Saumitro Dasgupta, Mike Fanton, Jonathan Pham, and Mike Willard, built a brain interface to navigate a mobile robot remotely. The team won first place in the senior capstone project competition.

Prof Erdogmus Receives Second Grant

Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a $500K NSF grant to develop a brain interface controlled icon-based language generation system that aims to increase speed of communication for persons with severe disabilities. He recently received a $695K grant from NIH.

Prof Erdogmus receives $695K grant

Deniz Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a 5-yr grant from NIH, to design a noninvasive brain computer interface to help patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS) by detecting their responses to rapid serial visual presentations.