Category: ECE Spotlight-Research

Metamaterials Offer Communications Breakthroughs

Professor Xin Zhang (ME, ECE, BME, MSE) is an expert in the field of metamaterials and recently her lab has developed two new structures that can manipulate sound and electromagnetic waves. Although they are different, both offer two forms of wave control in their own spectrums, performance yet seen in other devices.

ENG Robotics Programs Listed Among Nation’s Best

Boston University makes the short list of top Robotics Universities, according to Analytics Insight. The Robotics Lab at Boston University’s college of engineering offers three distinct research topics to impart the knowledge of how to program and create robotic automation among its students. Boston University Robotics Lab is a self-contained research facility situated in the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) on Boston University’s Charles River campus.

ENG Researchers Win $1.5M Department of Energy Grant

Three ENG researchers, Assistant Professor Mary Dunlop, Assistant Professor Wilson Wong, and Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, were awarded a three-year, $1.5M Department of Energy grant to develop technology to better understand and measure the synthesis of biofuels in living cells.

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

“There is a lot of information about every one of us, in EHRs, in smart phones, in smart watches, and in other tracking devices,” Iaonnis Paschalidis, Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Professor, told HealthITAnalytics.com. “We can now analyze what happens to patients in real time and characterize the status and health condition of each individual.”