October 2018

October 17, 2018
Professor Grigore Burdea is the recipient of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine's 2018 Most Impactful Rehab Tech Award. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is the largest conference in the world on research in rehabilitation. The award is in recognition of Professor Burdea's work on 21st Century integrative medicine, namely the use of therapeutic games to treat the patient as a whole (mind, body and soul).
October 16, 2018
Rutgers University has approved the promotion of Ivan Seskar to the newly created position of Chief Technologist, WINLAB effective 9/24/2018. As Chief Technologist, Ivan will be responsible for leading WINLAB’s technology R&D programs including major new projects such as COSMOS, handling industry/standards outreach and international collaborations, and managing WINLAB’s research/IT infrastructure. Please join us in congratulating Ivan on this well-deserved promotion, and thanking him for over 25 years of sustained contributions to WINLAB's and ECE's excellence at Rutgers!
October 6, 2018
Assistant Professors Umer Hassan (PI) and Mehdi Javanmard have received an exploratory Busch Biomedical Grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Rutgers-New Brunswick. The grant of $40,000 will support Umer and Mehdi's research on developing a point of care sensor for sepsis stratification.

September 2018

September 28, 2018
Engineers are essential to our health. From water purification and flood mitigation to surgical equipment and chemotherapy, they contribute across many specialties.
September 24, 2018
Professor Yingying Chen has won a new National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the project titled " Security Assurance in Short Range Communication with Wireless Channel Obfuscation." This is a one year project of $170,000 in collaboration with Indiana University. The Rutgers share is $85,000.
September 21, 2018
On September 20, 2018 Dean Farris recognized SOE faculty including ECE professors:
September 19, 2018
Professor Kristin Dana has just published a short book as part of Morgan Claypool's Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision edited by Gerard Medioni and Sven Dickinson.   Dana, Kristin J. "Computational Texture and Patterns: From Textons to Deep Learning." Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision 8.3 (2018): 1-113.  
September 16, 2018
Professor Ivan Marsic has won a new NSF award for the project titled "Activity Recognition for Reducing Delays in Fast-Response Teamwork.” This is a four-year $1.2M collaborative effort led by Rutgers University (Ivan Marsic, PI) with Drexel University and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Rutgers' share of this award is $700,000.
September 12, 2018
Assistant Professor Mehdi Javanmard is a co-PI on a Rutgers team from the Molecular Imaging Center that won a NSF MRI grant for the project "Acquisition of a High Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Instrument for a Multi-User Imaging Facility." This $399,969 award will enable acquisition of a high-resolution scanner that can obtain detailed 3D images at the micron or sub-micron level of a broad range of samples (ranging from biological specimens to biomaterials to 3D printed objects to soil samples) without destroying or altering the sample.
September 12, 2018
Professor Shantenu Jha and his collaborators have won the 2018 IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE) award. Each year, the IEEE recognizes a project that advances application development and supporting infrastructure to enable the large-scale, high-performance computing needed to solve such problems. This year’s winner, “Enabling Trade-off Between Accuracy and Computational Cost: Adaptive Algorithms to Reduce Time to Clinical Insight,” is the result of a collaboration between Professor Jha and his collaborators at Rutgers University, U.S.