Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Robotics – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

first_imgjeid-25ac991f33b8c84f9451ba06f1a4684a To apply, visit Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Robotics – Mechanical andIndustrial EngineeringAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department( a successful, vibrant, and diverse academic enterprise. The MIEDepartment has annual research expenditures of ~$13M and is home totwo research centers: (1) NSF Center for High-rateNanomanufacturing and (2) NSF/DHHS Healthcare Systems EngineeringInstitute. The department has rapidly grown in the last five (5)years and is currently comprised of 25 full-time co-op and teachingfaculty and 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, of which 1 isa National Academy member, 25 are professional society fellows, 35%are women and 38% have received Young Investigator Awards. Inaddition, to our strong external research funding and programs incore and multidisciplinary areas including Biomechanics and SoftMatter, Robotics, Resilient Systems, Multifunctional Composites,Critical Infrastructure, Sustainability and Security, Big DataAnalytics, and Man-Machine Interfaces. The department is also hometo a large and highly talented student pool, currently enrollingover 160 PhD, 1,600 MS, and 1,400 BS students. Our current programU.S. News and World Reports graduate rankings are 40 (MechanicalEngineering) and 34 (Industrial Engineering).Applicants will be considered at all ranks and are being sought inareas with emphases on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, andcrosscutting activities. Faculty candidates leveraging fundamentalresearch in model-based and data-driven dynamical systems,controls, and robotics in the broad research areas ofhuman-in-the-loop systems/machines, human haptic interfaces,systems biology, and development of novel control systems, sensors,and actuator paradigms, with applications including but not limitedto rehabilitation, rehabilitation robotics, patient focusedrehabilitation, tele-medicine/tele-operated health, and publichealth and policy. This position may be a joint appointment betweenthe College of Engineering and Bouve College of HealthSciences.Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusiveenvironments as well as to promoting experiential learning, whichare central to the MIE department and Northeastern University. Atthe core of the Northeastern engineering education experience isour top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributessignificantly to the integrated learning model of our students inthe MIE Department. The MIE department at Northeastern Universityis committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversityand social justice while building a climate of inclusion on andbeyond campus. In research and teaching environments, members ofthe University community work to cultivate an inclusive environmentthat denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration andan awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We welcomeindividuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities,genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins,religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomicbackground, family education level, ability – and other visible andnonvisible differences.Responsibilities:Candidates are expected to have demonstrated or showpotential/vision for establishing an excellent nationally andinternationally recognized research program and strong record inextramurally funded research. Candidates will also need todemonstrate high-quality in teaching and contribute to advancingMIE education programs. In addition, candidates should be preparedto contribute to department, college, and university service.Qualifications:A PhD is required in Mechanical Engineering or in a relateddiscipline from an accredited institution by the appointment startdate. Candidates are expected to demonstrate (a) contributions anda clear research vision in health and healthcare founded indynamical systems, controls, and robotics; and (b) potential tocontribute to teaching, research, and service missions inMechanical Engineering. Additional training beyond a PhD degree,e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral research setting includingclinical practice, are a plus. For more information about theMechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and NortheasternUniversity’s College of Engineering, please visit A PhD is requiredin Mechanical Engineering or in arelated discipline from an accredited institution by theappointment start date. Candidates are expected to demonstrate (a)contributions and a clear research vision in health and healthcarefounded in dynamical systems, controls, and robotics; and (b)potential to contribute to teaching, research, and service missionsin Mechanical Engineering. Additional training beyond a PhD degree,e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral research setting includingclinical practice, are a plus. For more information about theMechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and NortheasternUniversity’s College of Engineering, please visit in MechanicalEngineering or in a related discipline from an accreditedinstitution by the appointment start date. Candidates are expectedto demonstrate (a) contributions and a clear research vision inhealth and healthcare founded in dynamical systems, controls, androbotics; and (b) potential to contribute to teaching, research,and service missions in Mechanical Engineering. Additional trainingbeyond a PhD degree, e.g., in an industry or postdoctoral researchsetting including clinical practice, are a plus. For moreinformation about the Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringDepartment and Northeastern University’s College of Engineering,please visit https://www.mie.northeastern.eduand Preferred Qualifications:Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) detailedCurriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of research interests andobjectives; (4) a statement outlining teaching interests,educational approaches, and mentoring philosophy; (5) a statementoutlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion,and social justice; and (6) the names and contact information of atleast three professional references. Applications received byJanuary 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. The targetstarting date is the 2021-2022 academic year, but the positionswill remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for theposition should be submitted to the chair of the respective searchcommittee: Professor Rifat Sipahi, [email protected] University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. The College of Engineering is seeking torecruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see The College ofEngineering is seeking to recruit and support a broadly diversecommunity of faculty and staff and strives to foster an inclusiveculture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations andbuilds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see read more

WeWork bonds, already junk, downgraded by Fitch

first_imgWeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani (Wikipedia Commons; iStock)WeWork’s credit rating, already rated as junk, has been downgraded on concerns that the pandemic could seriously weaken demand for office space.Ratings agency Fitch dropped WeWork’s long-term issuer default rating Thursday one notch from CCC+ to CCC. Both scales are non-investment grades, otherwise known as junk or high-yield status, representing a real possibility that the company will default on its credit obligations.“The downgrade reflects Fitch’s concern over the viability of WeWork’s business model in light of a potential lasting shift by companies to a hybrid office model that leads to permanently lower office space demand,” the ratings agency wrote.“While WeWork has made material progress to reduce its cash burn rate, in a scenario where demand is structurally lower, Fitch sees WeWork as potentially requiring additional liquidity sources inclusive of and beyond the full $3.3 billion SoftBank financing commitment,” the agency continued.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreWhat are We worth?The story of WeWork’s mysterious first investorAdam Neumann, deal junkie: CEO ramps up personal bets as WeWork balloons Message* Email Address* Full Name*center_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Fitch and other ratings agencies dropped WeWork’s rating from investment grade to junk bond status in October of last year after the company’s aborted IPO. The next rating two notches down on Fitch’s scale — CC — would mean that the ratings agency believes that a default seems probable.WeWork’s bonds that mature in 2025 were most recently trading at about 63 cents on the dollar, according to Trace data cited by Bloomberg News.Fitch noted that WeWork has taken some steps toward strengthening its balance sheet this year, including improving its cash-burn rate, exiting obligations to build out new locations and trimming overhead through staff reductions.SoftBank earlier this summer committed another $1.1 billion to the office-space provider.But that may not be enough if the office market does not recover from the pandemic. In Manhattan, only 10 percent of workers have returned to their offices; even in cities with less restrictive lockdown policies, like Houston, that number is still below 50 percent.Contact Rich Bockmannlast_img read more

Researchers discover previously unknown cellular defect in Parkinson’s disease

first_img“Idiopathic or genetic dysfunction of calcium signaling triggers a sequence of pathological events leading to autophagic dysfunction, progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons and age-dependent impairment of vital motor functions typical for Parkinson’s disease,” explained corresponding author Victoria Bolotina, PhD, professor of medicine at BUSM.“Discovery of this new mechanism associated with human Parkinson’s disease and our ability to mimic this pathology in a novel genetic model opens new opportunities for finding a cure for this devastating neurodegenerative disease,” she added. Email A team of local researchers have discovered a previously unknown cellular defect in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, and identified a sequence of pathological events that can trigger or accelerate premature death of certain neurons in the brain seen in this disease.The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, will provide a better understanding and further research towards a possible cure of Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement and other vital functions in nearly one million people in the United States. Despite advances in understanding the causes of familial forms of this disease, the most prevalent idiopathic form of Parkinson’s disease remains a mystery.Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers discovered that the cells of people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease have a previously unknown defect in the function of a specific PLA2g6 protein, causing dysfunction of calcium homeostasis that can determine whether some cells will live or die. Pinterest Sharecenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedInlast_img read more

Parliamentarians condole with Southwell family

first_imgLocalNews Parliamentarians condole with Southwell family by: – July 27, 2018 173 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Mr. Southwell’s daughters and brother at Parliament on ThursdayChairman of the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Commission, Dermot Southwell has been described as a man of integrity by Members of Parliament.Mr. Southwell, who served as a member of the 1990 Dominica Freedom Party administration, died on Wednesday 25 July 2018 after a period of illness. He was eighty years old.Several Members of Parliament offered condolences to Mr. Southwell’s children, who were invited to the afternoon session of Parliament on Thursday 26 July 2018.“Mr. Southwell served with distinction in various fields of endeavor,” Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton said.“He had his years in public service, he had his years in the private sector as well and a number of years in the service of his church. The last time I saw him he was actually leading the choir in church; Mr. Southwell and I are practicing Methodists,” he added. Mr. Linton also extended sympathies and condolences to Mr. Southwell’s family on behalf of the “very small Methodists community in the Parliament”.“To his family I say ‘be of good courage, he has finished his work’ and I’m sure being the kind of individual he was, his father above is smiling and saying well done good and faithful servant. May he rest in peace,” he stated.Deputy Prime Minister Reginald Austrie, expressed condolences to the family on behalf of government and the people of Dominica.“He has made his contribution as a member of parliament; if we didn’t know that he was a minister in the Freedom Party government, you would not have been able to identify what political party he really belonged to, because he was more about country, he was more about development, and he never allowed political bias to influence the work he has done for this country,” Mr. Austrie stated.While Mr. Southwell served in a number of capacities, Minister Austrie said he will be remembered by all citizens for his work at J. Astaphan & Company Limited.“Many people who had interacted with him, any challenge you had you could have found Mr. Southwell and he could have almost solved them for you right there and then on the spot,” Mr. Austrie said.“Like many other great Dominicans we’re here to make our contribution, what will distinguish us is whether we have made it with a genuine heart and conscience, and I must say Mr. Southwell served genuinely with a love for his country, he has remained here and he has made his mark in the landscape of politics and private sector involvement in this country,” he added.The Deputy Prime Minister further assured the family that government will support them through this trying time.Meanwhile, in adding her sentiments to those expressed by the Members of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alix Boyd Knights said death is a debt that we all owe and “though Mr. Southwell has passed, ours is yet to come”.She recalled him to be a family man, “and you couldn’t have asked for a more devoted father and husband”.Speaker Knights also noted the manner in which Mr. Southwell raised his children and “made sure that they were all properly educated, and they have done pretty well for themselves”.“That is not the only yardstick that you determine a good family man by, it is the fact that steadfastly his family was always with him, and not only that, they were all there in the end, and I’m really sure it was a comfort, not only for him to see his family there as he know he was going away, but for the family who were present,” she explained.It is expected that Mr. Southwell will be afforded an official funeral as a former member of parliament. He is survived by his wife Alison and children Gillian, Wendy, Karen, Deanne and Dermot.last_img read more

Ventev to Showcase Advanced Wireless Fast Charging Capabilities at CES 2018

first_imgVentev Mobile, the maker of premium mobile accessories, is set to feature its fast wireless chargers, USB Type-C chargers, and advanced new cables, at the CES 2018 event. Amongst the highlights from Ventev will be its new wireless charging stand, the wireless pro dock for cars, and a range of USB Power Delivery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology accessories.The chargers, cables, and docks on display will include the following:The Ventev Wireless Charge Stand is one of the fastest universal wireless chargers on the market. Its slim charging puck houses a low-profile charging coil that takes advantage of all three major wireless charging standards—Qi, PMA, and Fast Wireless Charging—to deliver 15 watts of power. Three times more powerful than conventional wireless chargers, the wireless charge stand is also fully adjustable, charging phones of all sizes in landscape or portrait mode at two different angles, or flat on a table.The wireless charging car kit, the Wireless-Pro Dock, is Ventev’s universal 15-watt car charger. It secures a phone with spring-loaded arms, and clips to a car’s air vents with a longer arm that makes sure air flows from the vents. Capable of charging wirelessly through Qi, PMA, and Fast Wireless Charging, the wireless pro dock delivers more power than most wireless chargers, which have traditionally been 5 watts. That means phones and tablets will charge while streaming music or using GPS in the car, unlike other wireless chargers that might only slow the battery drain during heavy use. The wireless pro dock is bundled with a 3-foot 3-inch, tangle-free charge sync cable, and a dash port rq1300.The Charge Stand 3000c is the next-generation device originally developed through a crowd-funding campaign. Based on the extremely popular Micro USB and Apple Lightning versions, the latest version is a USB Type-C charger, a 3,000 mAh portable battery and charging stand in one convenient device. It cradles phones upright in landscape or portrait mode, allowing users to keep an eye on their device hands free. It’s perfect for watching movies on a plane, or propping up the phone as an alarm clock in a hotel.The Wall Port PD1300 harnesses the power of USB Type-C to deliver up to 45 watts of power. It eliminates the need to carry different chargers for laptops, tablets, and phones—because the Wall Port PD1300 can charge all three. The Dash Port PD1300 takes full advantage of the latest USB Power Delivery standards for the car, so that users can charge their phone, laptop, or tablet while driving, with up to 27 watts of power. The Wall Port RQ1300 is compatible with ultra-fast Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which charges devices four times faster than conventional USB charging. It also rapid charges Apple devices. The Dash Port RQ1300 mini is a slim but powerful car charger. It’s Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology certified, but is also universally compatible, capable of delivering 12 watts to Rapid Charge iPhones and iPads. There’s even an illuminated USB port to guide plug-in.Ventev Powercell 6010+ is a slim portable battery and wall charger that has the juice to provide nearly two full charges for standard flagship phones. It is available with USB Type-C or Apple Lightning connections, with a charging connector that tucks neatly into the device for storage. When used as a battery, it can charge devices on-the-go nearly as fast as a wall charger, while folding prongs make it easy and convenient to store in a bag or briefcase.Ventev has also extended its line of ChargeSync cables to include a new C<->C connector in white to match Google’s line of phones, as well as a jet black color option and 10-foot cable for its line of ChargeSync alloy cables. A line of cables paired with Nite Ize Gear Tie Cordable Twist ties to enhance cord management was also announced.Click here to learn more about product releases at CES 2018.last_img read more

Bourke bags a brace of victories

first_imgPSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, April 8, Burapha – StablefordWith it being a holiday today, our numbers were swelled by many of the regular Pattaya Country Club guests and members as it seems their management (PCC) can’t see the wood for the trees and try to levy exorbitant charges to bolster their income from their already dwindling customers.  Think again PCC, you haven’t got that many playing the course, don’t scare your loyal fans away! We had a good field for the time of year, of some 33 here at Burapha, playing once again the unusual pairing of the A & C nines, because of the preparation work on B & D ahead of the Singha Open, which starts on the18th.  Perhaps a slightly unfortunate choice of day as on Friday the viewing public will have no chance of returning to Pattaya due to the annual water throwing contest, which will grid lock the streets until late into the evening.Friday’s top four (from left): Scott Golden, Peter LeNoury, Sugar Ray, and Paul Bourke.Jon Kittilsen posted the best score of 43pts to win Div C from two of the PCC raiders, Nigel Cannon (39) and Dave Earthrowl (36).  39-nine points were enough to win Div B for Tim Knight and one more, 40pts, took Div A for Paul Bourke.Other notables were; Bob Finley (39), Andy Butts (37) and Capt’ Steve (36); also Barry Chadbourn, another PCC raider, who had 39pts but lost on count back to Tim and Mark Williams (38), who at last has come good with some excellent driving today.There were three ‘2’s from David Earthrowl (A6), Paul Bourke (C5) and Andy Makara (C8).Div A (0-15)1st Paul Bourke (11) 40pts2nd Bob Finley (14) 39pts3rd Andy Butterworth (14) 37ptsDiv B (16-21)1st Tim Knight (21) 39pts2nd Barry Chadbourn (21) 39pts3rd Mark Williams (19) 38ptsDiv C (23+)1st Jon Kittilsen (23) 43pts2nd Nigel Cannon (24) 39pts3rd David Earthrowl (23) 36ptsTuesday, April 9, Khao Kheow – StablefordJust a couple of groups here at Khao Kheow today (8 players) playing the B & C Loops, teeing off on time and getting round in a little over four hours.Suzi was doing very nicely as the scores came in with 35pts but then General Jack reminded her that because of the difference in the rating between the red and the yellow tee, she had to reduce her handicap by two shots, when playing in the same comp. as men.  But she still ended up in third, losing on count back to George Gardner (2nd) and the winner, Steve Plant.Welcome to some new guys to the Outback; Morten from Denmark as well as Scott & Brad from Broom.There were no ‘2’s.1st Steve Plant (12) 33pts2nd George Gardner (8) 33pts3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 33ptsWednesday, April 10, Siam Plantation – StablefordA slightly reduced field of 12 here at Siam Plantation on A & B as a couple of the members here were heading off on the Outback’s extended Songkran trip, commencing in Chiang Rai; to check out the condition of the courses up there with a view to the regular October tour and also to play the new Happy City Golf Course, which reportedly has 29 holes (more on that story when they return).Noticeably absent both playing today and on the plane to Chiang Rai, was Capt’ Steve who unfortunately cracked a couple of ribs as well collecting a few bruises after coming a bit of a cropper on his spiral staircase.  He is ok but expected off the course for some time.Generally some very good scoring with a couple of 39’s leading the way as Tim Knight (following his win at Burapha on Monday) got the better of Morten on count back with Steve Budrys (36) taking third ahead of playing partner, Tom Fitzpatrick (35) in fourth.  It did take some time to work out these last two scores, with various alterations etc, but please everybody, try to mark you card clearly to make life a little easier for the scorers.There were two ‘2’s, both from Ron Dickie (A6 & B7)1st Tim Knight (21) 39pts2nd Morten Christiansen (17) 39pts3rd Steve Budrys (10) 36pts4th Tom Fitzpatrick (13) 35ptsWednesday, April 10, Bangpra – StablefordThe onset of the low season, signals the time for the Outback to return to the lovely Bangpra course; a complete “No No” in the high season with late tee times, players starting on the 10th and commonplace five hour rounds.  Eleven Outbackers decided to give it a try after a break of seven months and it is a pleasure to report the course is in great condition and the greens are still slick, particularly if you have a downhill putt.We teed off ahead of schedule and had the course to ourselves on the front nine but on the back we caught up a couple of slow four-balls which was a bit of a shame, however there were plenty of monkeys about to amuse us whilst we were waiting, especially when some of the dogs decided to chase them.The scoring wasn’t brilliant as Andy Butts won the day with 35pts which included a 5-pointer on the par 5 fifth, as Andy knocked it on in two and holed the putt, with playing partner, Paul Greenaway having to settle for a par, however Paul still did enough to get second place with 34pts beating Stefan Hoge on count back.There was one ‘2’ from John O’Keefe on the 12th.1st Andy Butterworth (14) 35pts2nd Paul Greenaway (10) 34pts3rd Stefan Hoge (17) 34ptsFriday. April 12, Green Valley – StablefordAs Saturday (13th) is Thailand’s traditional New Year’s Day, there was some speculation that today was a holiday; it may have been in the government office and banks but it is pleasing to report that the Green Valley rates remained unchanged.The next week can be expected to be chaos in Pattaya so the Outback will return to Green Valley on Sat 20th at 10am if anybody is looking for a game.  On Friday 19th, we shall be at the Emerald but don’t make any plans to get back to Pattaya on Friday, because the roads will be gridlocked.There was a very familiar ring about the leaderboards today; Paul Bourke (40pts), Peter LeNoury (39pts), John O’Keefe (35pts) and John Stafford (35pts) topped Div A and Sugar Ray (38pts) and Dave Coller (34pts) were in the top four in Div B.Relative newcomer from Broome, Scott Golden took second in B with 35 and Stefan Hoge, warming up for the Chiang Mai trip next week, took third with 34, beating Dave Coller on count back.  This was also Paul Bourke’s second win with 40pts this week, following on from Burapha.There was only one ‘2’ from The Sugarman.Div A (0-16)1st Paul Bourke (11) 40pts2nd Peter LeNoury (9) 39pts3rd John O’Keefe (15) 35pts4th John Stafford (16) 35ptsDiv B (17+)1st Sugar Ray Handford (17) 38pts2nd Scott Golden (19) 35pts3rd Stefan Hoge (17) 34pts4th David Coller (22) 34ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.last_img read more