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Message from the Chair

Srinivas Tadigadapa

Professor and Department Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Northeastern University

Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University! Our rapidly growing and vibrant research profile in all areas of research in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering is attested by over 17 million dollars in annual research expenditures. The department has 58 full-time and 21 affiliate faculty from speech & language pathology & audiology, psychology, biology, mechanical engineering, physics, and computer science. Our faculty include 11 IEEE Fellows, 11 NSF CAREER awardees, 5 ONR/ARO/AFOSR/DARPA Young Investigators, and 2 PECASE winners. We are deeply committed to training and educating the next generation of Electrical and Computer engineers through Northeastern experiential learning model and comprehensive pedagogy. We offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees in both electrical and computer engineering. Currently the department is home to 907 undergraduates, 300 master’s students, and 273 PhD students. 

Our research strengths include the full gamut of cutting-edge ECE technologies: embedded systems and internet-of-things, robotics and cyber-human systems, networking (mobile/wireless as well as the Internet of the future), big data analytics and machine learning. Northeastern's historic strengths in ECE include communications and digital signal processing, power and control systems, power electronics, RF/microwave magnetic materials, device technologies, and computer engineering. Our research is funded by a wide variety of US government agencies, including NSF, NIH, DARPA, DOD, DOE, and DHS as well as over 20 industrial partners. ECE has traditionally been a home for multiple engineering research centers, and currently hosts the DHS-funded Awareness & Localization of Explosive-Related Threats (ALERT) and the NSF-funded Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks. ECE is also a partner in the NSF-funded George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center and the NSF-funded Institute for Information Assurance here at Northeastern.

A foundation of Northeastern's undergraduate education is its experiential learning, and fully 92% of our undergraduates participate in our co-op program. In addition to solving cutting-edge problems in a multi-disciplinary environment, our graduate students can also take advantage of our co-op resources and industrial connections to gain valuable experience as part of their graduate education. Our undergraduates are welcomed and integrated into research labs and are regular co-authors on scholarly publications. 

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our research, educational offerings, and opportunities for shaping the future in Northeastern's ECE Department. Please do not hesitate to contact me or visit for more information.