News

October 2016

October 27, 2016
Professor Dario Pompili (right) and ECE PhD student Parul Pandey (left) have won the 2016 Googol T-ASE Best Applications Paper Award, for their IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) article titled "Dynamic Collaboration between Networked Robots and Clouds in Resource-Constrained Environments." The article is co-authored with Dr. Jingang Yi from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers.
October 22, 2016
A team from WINLAB received the best paper award for their paper "Visible light based activity sensing using ceiling photosensors" at the ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS) held with the ACM MobiCom 2016 conference in New York, in October 2016. The team comprising graduates students Viet Nguyen*(ECE), Mohamed Ibrahim*(CS), Siddharth Rupavatharam (ECE) and Minitha Jawahar (ECE) was advised by Professors Marco Gruteser and Rich Howard. * joint first authors

September 2016

September 29, 2016
WINLAB has been asked by the NSF to host a remote CloudLab cluster, as part of a supplementary grant to the University of Utah aimed at enhancing CloudLab capabilities to support wireless/mobile experiments. Ivan Seskar and his team will receive funding of about $360K to acquire a CloudLab computing cluster and integrate it with CloudLab services as well as the ORBIT and GENI testbeds. The CloudLab project is led by Prof.
September 24, 2016
The 2016 Faculty Recognition Award ceremony was held on Thursday September 22nd in the courtyard of the Engineering Building D-Wing. Four ECE Faculty were recognized in this year's event - Professors Patel, Dana, Godrich, and Lindqvist.
September 21, 2016
ECE graduate student Vidyasagar Sadhu (working with Professor Dario Pompili) and his multi-university team has won the Center for Science of Information (CsoI) student research project grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The year-long project, titled “Defending Large-Scale Distributed Machine Learning Against Adversarial Attacks”, is supported with an amount of $6,000 towards meeting/travel expenses.

April 2016

April 28, 2016
Professor Waheed Bajwa was voted Professor of the Year in electrical and computer engineering by the Engineering Governing Council (EGC) for his outstanding teaching and dedication to excellence in education. The award was presented to Professor Bajwa at the EGC's Leadership Conference Reception on Sunday, April 24th, 2016.
April 1, 2016
Prof. Vishal Patel's recent work on mobile face detection and recognition is making the news! His research work was featured on ZDNet, the business technology news website owned by CBS Interactive. The URL to the ZDNet article is: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-creates-smartphone-id-system-that-ca...

March 2016

March 23, 2016
ECE PhD student Parneet Kaur has been selected for the prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Parneet's PhD research advised by Prof. Kristin Dana is based on computational skin texture models with applications in quantitative dermatology and telemedicine. She is developing advanced method of handling multiview high dimensional data by using computational appearance to supervise clustering of the bacteria genetic signature.
March 3, 2016
We are pleased to announce that ECE Assistant Professor Vishal Patel is recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. The goal of Dr. Patel’s project is to develop robust and efficient methods for learning structured representations of multimodal data. In particular, he will develop methods for multimodal metric learning and multimodal data fusion based on sparse and low-rank representations.

February 2016

February 10, 2016
On January 29-30, 2016 SpaceX hosted Hyperloop Pod Competition Design at Texas A&M University. Four Computer Engineering Department students took part in the competition as part of the combined Rutgers/MaryIand (RUMD Loop Team). Michael Feinstein (Senior), Shreyas Hirday (Junior, team leader), Cedric Blake (Junior), Dominic Ok (Junior) helped design a robust, efficient design for a pod to be used in a Hyperloop tube, a low pressure tube that transports people at very high speeds, up to 215 mph. Specifically, they handled designing the computer systems and software for the pod.

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