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Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things
Set within the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Northeastern recently launched the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. The Institute brings together a wide range of expertise in different areas of communication, networking, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and more.
Director of the Institute, Tommaso Melodia, who is also Northeastern’s William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said that over 100 of Northeastern’s top researchers will collaborate with each other and different universities, industries and government organizations to change the way people around the world are connected.
Other areas of pioneering research
- Mona Minkara, assistant professor of Bioengineering, studies how vaping affects lung function and the potential for better treatments for diseases such as respiratory distress syndrome.
- Daniel T. O’Brien, associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, leads a team of researchers who are studying how algorithms can create more efficient public transit.
- Neel Joshi, associate professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, was selected as a grand prize winner in the National Science Foundation’s 2026 Idea Machine competition. His research focuses on using bacteria to build things and training cells to build materials that could replace plastics or be used in medical treatments.
- Northeastern alumnus Lisa Oakley, BS Computer Science/Mathematics 2018, has recently won an award for cybersecurity research for her techniques in game theory and AI.