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Data Privacy in the Palm of Your Hand. Literally.

By Emily Arntsen and Aria Bracci, October 15, 2019 Wireless devices aren’t perfect. They can’t always connect to servers, and they’re easy targets for hackers. If only there were a stronger, more reliable way to send private information. Well, the solution isn’t just at your fingertips—it’s in them. In this episode of the Litmus podcast, we talk […]

Creating the World’s Most Powerful Emulator of Wireless Systems

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is working with NSF and DARPA to create the next generation of wireless technology by building a testbed named Colosseum, which will be the world’s most powerful emulator of wireless systems.

Ioannidis to Lead $1M NSF Grant for Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis is leading a $1M NSF grant, with Professors Jennifer Dy, Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, to develop “Efficient and Adaptive Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems”.

NSF Names Third PAWR Wireless Research Platform in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of a new PAWR platform based in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina – named Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless (“AERPAW”)

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Wirelessly Charging Multiple Devices Simultaneously

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi are working on technology that could turn any surface into a wireless charger to power several different devices simultaneously.

Creating a Safer Way to Transmit Data

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is working with Draper Laboratory and the Federal University of Paraná to create a safe, hacker-proof method to transmit sensitive data.

ECE Team Awarded DOD DURIP Grant

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and co-PIs Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Stefano Basagni, and Assistant Professor Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $295K grant by the Office of Naval Research for their proposal on “PROTECT: A Millimeter-wave Programmable Radio platfOrm and Tactical wirelEss Communication Testbed” as part of DOD’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

New Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is the founding director of Northeastern’s new Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, which will help build the next generation of wireless technologies.

ECE Faculty and Students Receive Funding From CRI

Four faculty members will have projects funded by Northeastern through the Center for Research innovation as part of a new funding initiative administered by the Center for Research Innovation. For a full description, please see this CRI announcement page. The projects and faculty awarded include: Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)Matteo Rinaldi, Zhenyun […]

Five COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Congratulations to ECE Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Raymond Fu, Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, and BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti whose projects were selected for Phase 1 2018 funding by Northeastern’s GapFund360 program.

MIE/ECE Faculty Awarded $1.5M AFRL Grant

MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CCIS/ECE Affiliated Faculty Chris Amato were awarded a $1.5M Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) grant for “Robust Decentralized Classification and Coordination Algorithms for Swarms of SUAS.”

$1.5M Wireless/Machine Learning DARPA Award for Device Fingerprinting

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is leading an interdisciplinary COE team leveraging a $1.5 million DARPA grant to identify device-specific radio signals on a massive scale.

NSF-sponsored US-Finland collaboration meeting held at Northeastern

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, coordinator for the Wireless Innovation between Finland and U.S. (WiFiUS) program, organized a PI meeting at Northeastern, with 10 projects currently funded on the theme of Internet of Things (IOT).

Northeastern IoT Research Shines at IEEE Infocom in Honolulu, Hawaii

Northeastern researchers were prominently featured at the recent IEEE Infocom 2018 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 14-19. Prof. Tommaso Melodia served as Technical Program Chair for the conference, and was recognized with the class of new 2018 IEEE Fellows in the conference opening ceremony.  Prof. Kaushik Chowdhury and his team received a Best Paper […]

Chowdhury Awarded an IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury’s team was awarded an IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award for his paper on “WiFED: WiFi Friendly Energy Delivery with Distributed Beamforming” which will be presented at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.

Chowdhury Awarded $200K NSF Grant

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $200K NSF grant for "DeepBeam: Wirelessly chargeable portable batteries through energy beamforming".

Protecting Privacy for Wireless Medical Devices

Affiliated CCIS Professor Guevara Noubir and ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded a $300K NSF grant for "Assessing and Protecting Privacy in Wireless Wearable Sensor-Generated Medical Data".

Faculty and Staff Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Tommaso Melodia, ECE Rising Star Staff Award Erin Schnepp, Undergraduate Academic Advising Carolina Venegas-Martinez, CEE Outstanding Teachers of First Year […]

Chowdhury Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was selected to receive a prestigious $500K DARPA Young Faculty Award for "Reconfigurable and Application Independent Design for Radios (RAIDER)".

Melodia Directs Groundbreaking NSF Wireless Communications Initiative

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia has been named the director of research of the Project Office for an NSF initiative called Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, or PAWR, which will disburse over the next seven years nearly $100 million in investments from the NSF and more than 25 companies and industry associations to winning teams. The NSF will fund the PAWR Project Office, or PPO, with a five-year, $6.1 million award.

Professor Chowdhury Named Presidential Early Career Award Winner

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is one of 102 scientists and researchers being awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

ECE PhD Student Receives Dissertation Award

ECE PhD Student Benjamin Drozdenko named a Spring 2017 Dissertation Completion Awardee from Northeastern University’s Provost Office. Drozdenko is co-advised by Professor Miriam Leeser and Professor Kaushik Chowdhury. Drozdenko's dissertation is entitled “Enabling Protocol Coexistence: Hardware-Software Codesign of Wireless Transceivers on Heterogeneous Computing Architectures.” For a full list of awardees, please visit Dissertation Completion Award.

ECE Chowdhury & Visiting Professor Canberk Win Best Paper Award at IEEE CAMAD

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Visiting Professor Berk Canberk from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) received the CAMAD Best Paper Award for their paper "Dynamic Power Adjustment and Resource Allocation Framework for LTE Networks".

Chowdhury has one of the Top 25 most Downloaded Sensors Paper

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury's paper on "Low-Cost Wake-Up Receiver for RF Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks" was one of the 25 most downloaded Sensors Journal papers for June 2016. It is exciting to note that included in this count are all Sensors Journal papers published since the Journal's foundation, about 4500 papers in total, […]

Chowdhury is US Coordinator of WiFiUS

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is the US coordinator for the Wireless Innovation between Finland and U.S. (WiFiUS) program, jointly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Academy of Finland and Tekes. This is one of the programs highlighted as part of the advanced wireless event held in Washington DC in July, where […]

Wireless Collaboration Between US & Finland

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $200K NSF grant for "Coordinating US-Finland Collaboration on Wireless Research through WiFiUS PI Meetings". Abstract Source: NSF Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to create new economic opportunities and considerably enhance the quality of life of the general population. The proposed coordination project is aimed at bringing […]

Chowdhury Awarded NSF I-Corps Grant

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowhury was awarded a $50K NSF I-Corps grant for his "Software-Defined Distributed Wireless Charging".

Faculty and Staff Awards 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office Outstanding Teachers […]

2016 COE Faculty Fellows

Congratulations to this year’s class of COE Faculty Fellows: Kaushik Chowdhury, Carol Livermore, and Marilyn Minus.

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury has been awarded grant worth $1M from the ONR

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury has been awarded a 5 year grant worth $1M from the U.S. Navy.

I.Q. Project Highlight: Implantable Sensors

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is advancing healthcare as his research looks at implantable sensors that communicate with each other through the human body. These implants will have the ability to transmit measurements, receive updates on drug delivery volumes, and directly initiate actions of embedded actuators. All these functions require energy efficient communication between implants […]

Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury Receives NSF CAREER Award

ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded NSF CAREER Award for creating “Integrated Data and Energy Access for Wireless Sensor Networks”

ECE Silicon Valley Spring Break 2015

20 undergraduate students from Northeastern's ECE department spent their spring break visiting and networking with some of the biggest and brightest names in Silicon Valley.

Chowdhury Awarded EAGER Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $300K EAGER NSF grant to design a network protocol stack using weak electrical currents instead of RF waves in implanted sensors.

A New Way to Communicate

Under the direction of Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Associate Professor Waleed Meleis, a team of ECE capstone students have developed a Interoperable Communication Device (ICD) that allows 2-​​way radio users to communicate across channels without updating any hardware. Source: News @ Northeastern

Chowdhury Gets NSF Grant

ECE Assistant Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $278K EAGER NSF Grant for creating Cognitive Radio Enabled Spectrum Aware Intelligent Vehicular Networks. The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

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.