ECE and The Media
Janne Lindqvist's recent work on smartphone interruptions has received a lot of attention in the popular media. The work done with his PhD students Fengpeng Yuan (CS) and Xianyi Gao (ECE) will be presented at CHI’17, the premier tier-1 publication venue for human-computer interaction.
The full paper is available here:
and a 30 second video preview here:
Smartphone Interruptions: Are Yours Relentless and Annoying? A Rutgers study, featured in Rutgers Today, reveals that personality traits influence and help predict receptiveness to smartphone notifications.
Professor Vishal Patel's recent work on de-raining is featured in the publication The Outline. Along with his PhD students He Zhang and Vishwanath Sindagi, Professor Patel has recently developed an algorithm for de-raining rainy images using a deep learning method based on conditional generative adversarial networks. Please read the article entitled "Computers are learning how to see in the rain" at https://theoutline.com/post/979/scientists-remove-rain-and-snow-from-images-machine-learning.
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's work on the Hazard Tracker app appeared in Engineering for Change website.
Yulong Yang, a PhD candidate in Prof. Lindqvist's group presented a paper on this work in the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference two weeks ago. The team also included Michael Sherman, and of course the volunteers from Warren Township.
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's work on gesture based passwords was mentioned on NPR (see
and also many other news and media websites:
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's interdisciplinary security work which was presented at MobiSys'14, the tier-1 conference on mobile systems, is getting nice publicity around the world.
In that work, Prof. Janne Lindqvist and his students
Elastic Pathing Research featured in IEEE Spectrum, Communications of the ACM, YouTube, Rutgers Today, and MIT Technology Review
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's research shows that how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going. Dr. Lindqvist's work on Elastic Pathing is featured in Rutgers Today
NSF has published an article where they talk about 9 ways in which computing has made an impact on HIV research. One of the 9 impactful ways is the work of ECE Professor Shantenu Jha with his collaborators: # 7 of, "Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease"
To protect your financial and personal data, most mobiles come with PIN-based security, biometrics or number grids that require you to retrace a particular pattern to access your device. But is that good enough in crowded places full of spying eyes?
The Warren Township Committee announced the results of the Township Utility Hazard Inventory and Remediation Project conducted by a group of volunteers known as the "Warren Township Utility Advisory Committee (WTUAC)."
The Hazard Inventory was conducted in the fall of 2013 to:
1) Document potential threats (hazards) to the townships electrical delivery system,
Rutgers' ECE Prof. Shantenu Jha is part of the UCL-Rutgers team that has recently published a paper titled, "Computing Clinically Relevant Binding Free Energies of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors". Recognizing the impact and implications of this research, BBC News (Science & Environment) have published an article about the applications and consequences of this work.
A full link to BBC's article can be found at:
Dr. Lindqvist speaks at WHYY’s Newsworks on his group's app that reveals when other apps track your location
Dr. Janne Lindqvist speaks at WHYY’s Newsworks on his group's Android app that clearly reveals when other apps are tracking your location.
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Dr. Lindqvist's work aims to enable smartphone users to make better decisions about their privacy and apps they use.
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's work appeared in MIT Technology Review:
MIT Tech Review published an article including comments of Janne Lindqvist about the security of a new mobile OS by Firefox.
The touch communications project that recently won the best paper award at ACM MobiCom has been featured in MIT Tech Review. The WINLAB team led by Prof. Marco Gruteser built a working prototype pictured here.
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's privacy project together with his colleagues Jason Hong and Joy Zhang at Carnegie Mellon University was featured on MIT Technology review. With today's smartphone platforms, users do not understand privacy ramifications of their installed applications, which is also why a recent FTC report has called for understandable privacy disclosures for mobile platforms. The project provides for better privacy disclosures for mobile phone users by using novel crowdsourcing techniques and user interface designs.
Technology Review publishes article featuring the Colorado/WINLAB/RTS cognitive radio platform developed by Dirk Grunwald, Ivan Seskar and Peter Wolniansky. The article cites Dipankar Raychaudhuri, ECE Professor and WINLAB Director.
The cognitive radio pictured here can sense and rapidly switch between the widest-ever range of frequencies, at record speeds, while sending the equivalent of 20 HD movies at once. (picture courtesy of Radio Technology Systems)
Dr. Dario Pompili's research was featured on iSGTW, an international weekly online publication that covers distributed computing and the research it enables. iSGTW is jointly funded by organizations in America and Europe. In the U.S., it is funded by the DoE's Office of Science and by the NSF via the Open Science Grid.
The article can be found at
Dr. Janne Lindqvist's privacy project together with his colleagues Jason Hong and Joy Zhang at Carnegie Mellon University was featured on MIT Technology review. With today's smartphone platforms, users do not understand privacy ramifications of their installed applications, which is also why a recent FTC report has called for understandable privacy disclosures for mobile platforms. The project provides for better privacy disclosures for mobile phone users by using novel crowdsourcing techniques and user interface designs.
A Winlab team of researchers, led by Professor Marco Gruteser (pictured) and Professor Wade Trappe, mounted ultrasonic distance sensors on the passenger side doors of vehicles. Using data collected over two months as the drivers commuted through Highland Park, NJ, the researchers developed an algorithm that translated the ultrasonic distance readings into a count of available parking spaces that was 95 percent accurate. By combining this with GPS data, they also generated maps of which spaces were occupied and which were open that were over 90 percent accurate.
Professor Chris Rose was recently interviewed on the nationally broadcasted weekly radio program, Are We Alone, for an episode entitled “Space Archeology.” Each episode is distributed around the country on the Public Radio Exchange network, the Public Radio Satellite System, and available globally via the iTunes podcast system. Supported, in part, by a grant from the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Are We Alone aims to explore with insight and humor the “origins, organization, behavior and future of life on Earth.”
Rutgers students and researchers recently traced the ocean blue path Christopher Columbus made famous over 500-years ago with a noteworthy trip of their own making: the first ocean crossing by an underwater robotic vehicle.
Former ‘Sputnik kid’ turned Rutgers professor in high-level company at SETI 50th anniversary conference.
Scientists who monitor the skies for hints of intelligent life beyond Earth’s boundaries felt a glimmer of hope last month when word came of a faraway planet potentially capable of sustaining life.
Christopher Rose, an engineering professor at Rutgers, welcomed the announcement of Gliese 581g, a so-called exoplanet which is orbiting a star about 20 light-years away in the constellation Libra.
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver’s privacy and pose a security threat, warns a WINLAB research team together with University of South Carolina collaborators. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire’spressure drops. The researchers have shown that these wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver despite the shielding provided by the metal car body.
The goal of autonomic computing, is to build systems and applications which manage themselves by responding to the data. They configure and adapt themselves in real time, analogous to the structure of a self-regulating biological ecosystem.