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Nov 28, 2022

A Confidence Boost to Succeed in the Telecommunications Industry

Varun Sachdev, MS’09, chose Northeastern University’s College of Engineering to pursue a master’s in telecommunication networks because of its focus on industry experiences to complement the academic program. Sachdev notes, “I had friends who told me about the co-op program—Northeastern’s flagship program. I came in with a lot of academic background, but no industry experience.” […]

Nov 04, 2022

Featured Galante Fellow: Marlena Stanton

Growing up, Marlena always had an affinity for math and chemistry. Coupled with her interest in healthcare and cosmetic chemistry, chemical engineering was the perfect fit. At Northeastern, however, Marlena realized that another passion of hers lies in understanding processes as a whole and being able to use systems thinking to inform decisions. This realization […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 04, 2022

Featured Galante Fellow: Beatriz Feijóo Gómez

Beatriz Feijóo Gómez is a sixth-year student at Northeastern University, graduating December 2022 with a Master of Science in Engineering Management and having previously received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May 2021. Beatriz has always had an affinity for math and science, and growing up one of her favorite things to do […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 26, 2022

Securing Mobile Networks 4G to 5G and Beyond

Apoorva Jain, an alumnus of the MS in Telecommunication Networks program, gained valuable experience on an eight-month co-op at telecommunications company Ericsson, working on the systems integration team. Upon graduation he received a full time position at Ericsson in product development and validation. Now Jain is a senior product manager in cloud and network security at Palo Alto Networks.

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Joseph Berman

Oct 26, 2022

Seeing Code in Real Life: A Co-op Journey into Robotics

Computer Engineering student Joseph Berman has taken advantage of Northeastern’s experiential learning opportunities. After completing a co-op at Amazon Robotics, he worked in the robotics lab of Associate Professor Taskin Padir, who is also director of the Institute of Experiential Robotics. He is now on co-op in Japan working at Mujin, a startup based in Tokyo with additional branches in Georgia and China. Mujin creates software for industrial robots controlled by a central artificial intelligence hub.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rohan Basu Roy

Oct 19, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Rohan Basu Roy, PhD’24 – Computer Engineering

Originally from Calcutta, India, Rohan Basu Roy began his PhD journey at Northeastern in 2019 in the Goodwill Computing Lab, advised by Associate Professor Devesh Tiwari of electrical and computer engineering, after completing his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. From his undergraduate days, he was interested in computer systems and architecture, which inspired him to […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Pranali J. Buch, PhD’22 – Chemical Engineering

Originally from India, Pranali Buch, advised by Edgar Goluch, associate professor of chemical engineering, joined the PhD program at Northeastern in the fall of 2017. Prior to graduate school, she worked for bluebird bio in their lentiviral vector process and analytics group as a scientist, and subsequently as a consultant. Her research interest lies in […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Yasmeen Farra, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

Originally from Austin, Texas, Yasmeen Farra, advised by Chiara Bellini, associate professor of bioengineering, began her PhD at Northeastern in 2017 after graduating from Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science. Her research focuses on vascular mechanics—specifically, how chronic disease associated with e-cigarette “vaping” or cigarette smoking influences the structural integrity and functional […]

Bioengineering