June 2018

June 6, 2018
Provost Wanda Blanchett has approved the promotion of Hana Godrich to Associate Teaching Professor effective July 1, 2018. Hana has been an outstanding member of our faculty while leading the execution of our undergraduate mission on several fronts related to teaching, research and outreach. This well deserved promotion of Hana in the non-tenure track track is a first in the history of ECE and shows the University's strong appreciation and long term commitment to her exemplary efforts.
June 1, 2018
Rutgers electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Janne Lindqvist was awarded a prestigious CAREER award by the National Science Foundation. The award is given to early career faculty who show excellence in integrating teaching and research.

May 2018

May 21, 2018
An ECE graduate student team has won 2nd place at the Siemens Corporate Technology’s FutureMakers Challenge for the theme "Autonomous Agricultural Production using Robotics and AI."  The team comprising of students Matthew Purri, Jia Xue, Peri Akiva and Eric Wengrowski, who work in Professor Kristin Dana's lab won this recognition for their project "Computer Vision in Agriculture."  Professor Peter Oudemans from Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences co-advised the students on this project.  Please see attached an image of the GUI the students created as part of their proje
May 14, 2018
ECE PhD student Tuyen (Harry) Tran has been selected to receive the 2018 School of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
May 11, 2018
The 2018 Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship in Sustainable Energy will be awarded to ECE graduate student Fangzhou Yu.
May 11, 2018
The interplay of the left brain and right brain is epitomized by Gregory Mueller, whose greatest passions are music and math. He says the two disciplines kept him grounded throughout childhood and gave context to his adolescent life. But when the time came to choose a focus for college, he faced a strong internal debate: Music or engineering? Engineering or music? Ultimately, Mueller just couldn’t see himself sitting behind a desk all day. And so music prevailed – at least for the time being. 
May 7, 2018
ECE Assistant Professor Janne Lindqvist has won an NSF CAREER award for the project titled "CAREER: Science of Security for Mobile User Authentication." This is a five-year $507,568.00 award. These prestigious awards are in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. This most recent CAREER award makes it the sixth active CAREER Award in the ECE department, reflecting the phenomenal success of our young faculty members!
May 7, 2018
The Rutgers Board of Governors has approved Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh's promotion to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2018. Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment Laleh! We look forward to your continued success!
May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Vishal Patel and ECE PhD student He Zhang have won the 1st prize at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) Grand Challengefor their work on heterogeneous face recognition.  Their algorithm for polarimetric thermal-to-visible face recognition achieved the best performance on the Heterogeneous Face Recognition Grand Challenge organized by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) as part of the 2018 IEEE ICME.  Professor Patel and Zhang's approach is based on a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) which uses a multi-stream fe
May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Salim El Rouayheb has won a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award for his project titled "Secure Coded Cooperative Computations for Internet of Battlefield of Things (IoBTs)."  The DURIP instrumentation awards provide the unique means through which the Depart of Defense supports universities in the acquisition of essential laboratory equipment, usually out of reach for most research grants. As part of this project, Dr. El Rouayheb in collaboration with Dr.