Category: SE Spotlight Faculty

Cassandras, Paschalidis Lend Smart Cities Knowledge to Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two.

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

The following article was published on the Hariri Institute’s website on Friday, March 16th, 2018. To see the complete list […]

The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

Phillips (affiliated SE professor) and a team of researchers from several universities and nonprofits are finding out, and they are concerned. Of the 108 volatile organic compounds, or substances that easily become vapors or gases, found in gas from four Massachusetts municipalities tested, 27 are chemicals that are considered hazardous by federal Clean Air Act standards, and 12 are suspected carcinogens.

Team of Researchers Awarded $1M Department of Energy Contract

A team of College of Engineering researchers has won a $1 million contract from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop COSSY (Computational Occupancy Sensing SYstem), a system of sensors that can estimate the number of people in a room and adjust air flow in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appropriately, with the goal of saving energy.