David Luzzi

Senior Vice Provost for Research and Vice President,  Innovation Campus at Burlington
Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director,  Kostas Research Enterprise
Board Chair,  KRI at Northeastern University, LLC
Board Chair,  International Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Board of Directors,  Advanced Cybersecurity Center

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  • ISEC 330
  • 781.238.8452

Research Focus

Growth, reputation, and impact of the University's research portfolio including its strategic emphasis on Health, Security and Sustainability. Facilitating the success of Northeastern's faculty, staff and student researchers and scholars across ideation, articulation, execution and translation. Security, intelligence and resilience; corporate partnerships; intellectual property policy; technology readiness and transition.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • US Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
  • George Heilmeier Award for Research Innovation

Research Overview

Growth, reputation, and impact of the University's research portfolio including its strategic emphasis on Health, Security and Sustainability. Facilitating the success of Northeastern's faculty, staff and student researchers and scholars across ideation, articulation, execution and translation. Security, intelligence and resilience; corporate partnerships; intellectual property policy; technology readiness and transition.

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Faculty

Apr 16, 2021

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.

David Luzzi

Faculty

Feb 03, 2021

Luzzi Named 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

David Luzzi, senior vice provost for research and vice president of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, and professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Faculty

Oct 16, 2020

COE Faculty Awarded Seed Funding in Collaboration with University of Maine

BioE Assistant Professors Jiahe Li and Mingyang Lu, ECE Professor & Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa, ECE Assistant Professors Sarah Ostadabbas and Xue “Shelley” Lin, and ECE Associate Research Scientist Ataur Katebi were among the faculty chosen for five competitive collaborative research projects with the University of Maine in the areas of artificial intelligence, earth and climate sciences, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and marine sciences.

steering wheel and dashboard of self-driving car

Faculty

Oct 01, 2020

Assuring that Self-Driving Cars are Accessible to Those with Disabilities

ECE Assistant Professor Xue “Shelley” Lin is working with the algorithms in self-driving vehicles to ensure that they will be accessible to those with disabilities.

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Faculty

Oct 21, 2019

Northeastern University Launches the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia will be the new director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things which will drive advances in the ways that people stay connected worldwide.

wireless rack

Faculty

Sep 20, 2019

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.

Faculty

Apr 09, 2019

Northeastern Opens State-of-the-Art Radio-Silient Drone Facility

Northeastern University is collaborating with Hanscom Air Force Base on a $2.8M grant on a first-of-its-kind radio-silent drone testing facilty at Innovation Campus in Burlington.

Jan 14, 2016

Luzzi to Lead Northeastern's Initiatives in Security and Innovation

David E. Luzzi has been appointed vice provost for research inno­va­tion and devel­op­ment and vice pres­i­dent for the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Inno­va­tion Campus in Burlington, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Oct 11, 2013

How to develop cutting-​​edge technologies faster

When DuPont intro­duced Nylon in the 1940s, its cre­ators had no idea that the mate­rial would be a crit­ical com­po­nent in today’s auto­mo­bile engines. It took just as long for the world’s third-​​largest chem­ical com­pany to develop a new kind of Nylon specif­i­cally for the auto industry. This story isn’t unique. Many of today’s technologies—from […]

May 15, 2012

Northeastern’s David Luzzi awarded prestigious Ellis Island medal

David Luzzi’s maternal grand­fa­ther emi­grated with his wid­owed mother and five younger sis­ters from Ire­land to New York in 1914, and at age 14 he worked long days. He attended high school and col­lege classes in the evening. Even­tu­ally, he became the trea­surer of the American-​​Hawaiian Steamship Company. Luzzi’s paternal grand­fa­ther, the son of Italian […]

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