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Jornet Receives IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet’s paper on “Uplink Multi-User Beamforming on Single RFChain mmWave WLANs” was received the best paper award at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.

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Engaging Research from the Start

Curiosity and engagement are top traits of high-potential talented students. To tap into and nurture this excitement, the College of Engineering introduced an innovative program in Fall 2020: Undergraduate Program for Leaders In Future Transformation (UPLIFT). UPLIFT Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor and work in their mentor’s lab conducting research starting their first semester of their first year of study at Northeastern. By targeting research in the fall, a directed study (general elective) in the spring, a Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the summer, and additional experiences thereafter, scholars become competitively positioned for graduate work, national scholarships, and other accolades. Scholars also receive programming and community building opportunities through Northeastern’s Center for STEM Education.

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Autonomous Cars Drive Terahertz Research

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet was recently interviewed by the SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics) about the use of terahertz technologies in the future of autonomous cars. The story “Autonomous cars drive terahertz research” was published in an issue of Photonics Focus.

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Investigating Neuronal Networks Through Optogenomics

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet (PI), Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and Assistant Professor Hui Fang, in collaboration with Michal Stachowiak and Yongho Bae from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, was awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Control of Information Processing and Learning in Neuronal Networks through Light-mediated Programming of Genomic Networks.”

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Using Lasers and Light for Faster Internet

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet is manipulating lasers and the properties of light to enable faster and better internet connections.

Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

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Northeastern’s WIOT to Co-Host First Annual 6G Symposium

Northeastern University’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIOT), along with mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, is hosting a virtual 6G symposium to create excitement and increase public awareness and engagement in articulating a strong vision for 6G.

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Jornet Publishes Paper in the Journal ‘Science’ on Tunable Topological Charge Vortex Microlaser

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet published a collaborative paper in the prestigious journal Science, titled: “Tunable Topological Charge Vortex Microlaser.” With COVID-19, the volume of information that the Internet needs to carry has drastically increased. To be able to keep up with the user needs and enable new forms of online interaction, new ways to be able to transmit more information over existing infrastructure are needed. In collaboration with groups at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, Jornet and the research team have theoretically designed and experimentally demonstrated the first on-chip tunable laser for orbital angular momentum (OAM) modulation and multiplexing.

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Jornet Awarded $900K NSF Grant to Help Further 6G Possibilities

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet was recently awarded a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be part of a collaborative project ($2.7 million total) focused on developing new Terahertz (THz) devices and their control algorithms.

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NU Prof. Awarded Air Force Grant for Terahertz Comms Research

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet was awarded an AFRL grant for “Protocol Stack Design for Frequency-agile Ultra-broadband Airborne Networks in the THz Band,” and aims to design, analyze, and experimentally demonstrate new THz communication protocols for airborne networks.

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New Faculty Spotlight: Josep Jornet

Josep Jornet joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in August 2019 as an Associate Professor.