November 2017

November 7, 2017
In an effort to highlight the research in our department, allow students to network with their peers, help them select an advisor, and also motivate our undergrad students to get involved in research, ECE Research Day was held on Tuesday, November 7 from 3pm-5pm in EE building hallway.

October 2017

October 13, 2017
Dr. Narendra Nath Puri was a professor of Electrical Engineering at Rutgers for 38 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was intentional about moving Rutgers Engineering forward and countless students, faculty, staff and alumni have benefitted from his efforts. Dr. Puri passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, at the age of 82. Dr. Puri’s wife, Dr. Kamal Puri, has generously donated this scholarship in honor of her husband and his work.        
October 11, 2017
Parishad Karimi captured first place in the graduate category of ACM’s Student Research Competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration held October 2017 in Orlando. Her research was sparked by the exponential growth of wireless networks and the incompatibility of different access technologies within the same frequency band. To solve this problem, she proposed SMART, a distributed resource management architecture that enables coordinated resource usage.
October 10, 2017
Distinguished Professor Athina Petropulu has been elected to serve on the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Board of Governors in the capacity of Member-at-Large for the term 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2020. 
October 9, 2017
Associate Professor Waheed Bajwa has won an Army Research Office (ARO) award for the project titled "Robust, Decentralized Feature Learning From Big Data." This is a three year $420,000 project. 
October 8, 2017
Associate Professor Shantenu Jha is co-PI on a new SBIR grant from the Department of Energy "Fast fingerprinting and detection of materials using portable/hand-held devices and high performance computing for use in manufacturing and supply chain applications." This is a 1 year $270K project in collaboration with Chemical and Biochemical Engineering faculty members Marianthi Ierapetritou (PI) and Rohit Ramachandran and Optimal Solutions Inc. 
October 8, 2017
Professor Shantenu Jha has won an NSF award for the project titled “ICEBERG: Imagery Cyberinfrastructure and Extensible Building-Blocks to Enhance Research in the Geosciences.” This is a three year $1.85M collaborative project between Rutgers, Stony Brook (lead), UC Santa Barbara and UC Boulder. Rutgers share of the project is $620,000.
October 6, 2017
Professor Yingying Chen has won a new NSF award for the project titled "Exploiting Physical Properties in Wireless Networks for Implicit Authentication." This is a three year $499,950 collaborative effort between Rutgers University (Yingying Chen, PI, lead institute) and Indiana University. Rutgers' share of this award is $339,950.   
October 5, 2017
School of Engineering honored five distinguished graduates of the school at a gala event on Thursday, October 5, recognizing alumni achievement in technology and asset management, automotive safety research, telecommunications advancements, and aerospace innovation. More than 250 alumni, industry partners, faculty, and students attended the 2017 Medal of Excellence and Distinguished Alumni event which celebrated the accomplishments of John P. Cipolletti, Reates K. Curry, Andrew L. Intrater, Emeka O. Oguh (ECE), and Roman P.

September 2017

September 30, 2017
Dr. Dario Pompili, Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), is the PI on a new NSF grant from the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Program. The title of the project is "Enabling Real-time Dynamic Control and Adaptation of Networked Robots in Resource-constrained and Uncertain Environments" and the award amount is $999,904. This project is in collaboration with Co-PIs Javier Diez and Jingang Yi, faculty members in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).