Yousof Naderi

Research Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering


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AI-powered Cyber-physical Systems, Intelligent Surfaces for 6G and Beyond, and Self-powered Networked Robotics


Yousof Naderi is a Research Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, and a member of the GENESYS Lab and the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. He is a technology entrepreneur, innovator, and his interest lies in the intersection of research and commercialization in the areas of AI-powered cyber-physical systems, intelligent surfaces, and self-powered networked robotics. He has track record of building and leveraging successful strategic and synergetic partnerships with academia and industry. He received his Ph.D. from Northeastern University in December 2015.

Yousof is the recipient of the NEU Ph.D. dissertation fellowship in 2015, a finalist in the Bell Labs Prize competition in 2017, best paper awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 and INFOCOM 2018, and Acorn Innovation award 2021. He has co-authored numerous scientific journals, book chapters, conference papers, and US patents. He has an organizing role in community building on software-defined radios such as organizing member of New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR) 2017-2021. He has served as chair, TPC member, and reviewer of several conferences, and journals. His co-founded company DeepCharge Inc. has received early investment from the Ideaship fund consists of US Panasonic IP and GTT group, selected for Creative Destruction Lab accelerator at NYU Stern School of Business in 2019, received NEU prestige GapFund360 awards in 2019/phase I and 2020/phase II, and has been the finalist of MassChallenge 2021.

Research Overview

AI-powered Cyber-physical Systems, Intelligent Surfaces for 6G and Beyond, and Self-powered Networked Robotics

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May 10, 2022

NU Startup ‘DeepCharge’ Featured on Forbes

DeepCharge, founded by ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi, was featured in the Forbes article “DeepCharge Develops Universal Wireless Charging“. DeepCharge is a NU startup and part of the accelerator program at the Roux Institute.


Aug 03, 2021

2021 Acorn Innovation Awards

ECE Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava, and ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston received Acorn Innovation Fund Awards which help in the commercialization of scientific breakthroughs in Massachusetts.

Kaushik Chowdhury and Yousof Naderi


Oct 08, 2020

Transferring Energy Wirelessly to Power Devices

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi were awarded a patent for “Distributed wireless charging system and method.”

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Jan 30, 2020

Eight COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.


Dec 17, 2019

ECE Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM

ECE PhD students Kai Li, Ufuk Muncuk, Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, and Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded the best paper award at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 conference for their paper “SoftSense: Collaborative Surface-based Object Sensing and Tracking Using Networked Coils”.

Prof. Chowdhury with drone


Sep 12, 2019

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.


Apr 23, 2018

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 […]


Mar 27, 2018

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.

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