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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.

Dr. Vishal M. Patel   -   The A....
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Professor Vishal Patel is a co-recipient of the 2016 Jimmy H. C. Lin Award for Invention at University of Maryland for his work on the HyperFace algorithm. Dr. Patel and his collaborator at University of Maryland, Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, developed HyperFace that simultaneously detects faces, finds facial landmarks (including eye center, nose tip, etc.), estimates the head pose, and recognizes their gender from any real-world images and...

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Professor Vishal M. Patel is a recipient of the best poster award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems ( BTAS ) for his paper entitled "Active user authentication for smartphones: a challenge data set and benchmark results". The work presented in the paper was done in collaboration with researchers U. Mahbub, S. Sarkar, and R...



Professor Shantenu Jha is the lead PI on a 3 year NSF award for $1.25M on a project titled "The Power of Many: Ensemble Toolkit for Earth Sciences." This is a three way collaborative project between Rutgers, Penn State University and Princeton. In this project, Dr. Jha will work with Michael Mann (...

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Szu-Ying Wang, an ECE PhD student working with Prof. Yicheng Lu, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship.

Szu-Ying will receive $5,000 in support of her project entitled "Fully-Transparent MgZnO High Voltage Thin Film Transistors on Glass for Inverters in Building Integrated Photovoltaics''.

By using magnesium-doped zinc oxide (MZO) as the channel material of a thin-film transistor, the transistor...

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Tong Wu, who is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of ECE and is being supervised by Prof. Waheed Bajwa, has won the Best Student Paper Award at the 12th IEEE Image Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) Workshop for his paper entitled "Clustering-aware structure-constrained low-rank representation model for learning human action attributes."

This work, which is a collaboration between Rutgers and Drs. Raghuveer Rao and...

Two Rutgers ECE faculty members, Waheed Bajwa and Wade Trappe, recently wrote blogs for the new IEEE Signal Processing Society’s web page. The blogs, “Modern Communications: Signal Processing’s Vital Role in Connecting Communities” and “Data Treasure Hunters: Science Expanding to New Frontiers” both outline the important role that signal processing plays in our digital life...

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Professor Waheed Bajwa has been voted the Professor of the Year for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department ! The Engineering Governing Council (EGC) has voted for Prof. Bajwa to receive this year's Professor of the Year Award for Electrical and Computer Engineering for his outstanding teaching and dedication to excellence in education.

The award will be presented to Prof. Bajwa at the EGC's Leadership Conference Reception on Sunday, April 24th 12-3 PM.

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:

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