May 2018

May 7, 2018
Dean Tom Farris has announced that Professor Marco Gruteser was selected for the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award! The Cherasia Award, established by Peter D. Cherasia, a Rutgers ECE alumnus, recognizes and fosters excellence in teaching and scholarly activity in highly quantitative and computational aspects of engineering research related to financial problems. The Award is for a three year term and includes $10,000 per year that can be used to support scholarly activity. The funding period begins with the current academic year and runs through the 2021.
May 7, 2018
Congratulations to Associate Professor Waheed Bajwa for his new DARPA award for the project titled "Nonconvex Matrix Optimization: Geometry, Algorithms, and Distributed Implementations." This is an 18-month $1.21M collaborative effort between Rutgers University (Waheed Bajwa- PI) , Colorado School of Mines and University of Wisconsin. Rutgers' share of this award is $327,716.
May 7, 2018
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Salim El Rouayheb for receiving the prestigious 2018 Google Faculty Research Award for his project titled "Towards efficient Single-Server Private Information Retrieval and Search." The Google Faculty Research Awards Program aims to recognize and support world-class faculty members pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest to Google, with the goal of identifying and strengthening long-term collaborative relationships with faculty work
May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Vishal Patel and his collaborators Ester Gonzalez-Sosa, Ruben Vera-Rodriguez, and Julian Fierrez from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain have won the Honorable Mention Paper Award at the 2018 IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2018) held in Gold Coast, Australia for their paper titled "Person recognition beyond the visible spectrum: combining body shape and texture from mmW images." In this paper, the authors study the problem of person recognition using millimeter wave (mmW) images.
May 7, 2018
Approximately 50 Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends attended the inaugural ECE Alumni Networking Event on April 25, 2018, in The Cove, Busch Campus Student Center. Congratulations to P.B. Ram Reddy, Ph.D., BS'73, recipient of this year's Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Please watch for news on upcoming events.

April 2018

April 27, 2018
Congratulation to this year’s senior students who participated in the ECE capstone program and their advisers for a job well done!
April 20, 2018
Dean Tom Farris of the School of Engineering has just announced that Assistant Professor Anand Sarwate has been selected for the 2018 A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award. The Tyson fund, established by A. Walter Tyson, a 1952 alumnus of the School, is used to recruit promising junior faculty. Funds made available through the generosity of the Tyson Family are used to offset the School's investments in talented young faculty. With this award, funds will be used toward the School commitments that were made toward Professor Sarwate's start-up package.
April 9, 2018
The Rutgers/Columbia/NYU COSMOS project was officially announced today – see links below. This is an NSF grant being administered by the PAWR Project Office (PPO) for $12.5M + $10M industry contribution over a 5 year period. The goal is to deploy an advanced wireless research testbed at city scale in uptown Manhattan, with a technology focus on ultra-high bandwidth and low latency wireless communication tightly coupled with edge computing. Rutgers is the lead organization with the following team members: D.

February 2018

February 20, 2018
ECE PhD student Kazem Cheshmi has received the 2018 Adobe Research Fellowship. The Adobe Research Fellowship is highly competitive  and recognizes outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computing of interest to Adobe. The Adobe Research Fellowship consists of a $10,000 award, Creative Cloud subscription membership for one year, an Adobe Research mentor, and an internship at Adobe for the summer of 2018.  A full list of the award winners can be found 

December 2017

December 19, 2017
An ECE team led by WINLAB Associate Director Ivan Seskar along with graduate students Ratnesh Kumbhkar and Dragoslav Stojadinovic has won the $750K 5th place prize at the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2). The SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.