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
ECE PhD student Parishad Karimi working under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Dipankar Raychaudhuri at WINLAB has received the 1st place award in the  ACM Student Research Competition, Graduate, at the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration held in Orlando last week.  Her contribution at the competition was entitled: "SMART: A distributed architecture for dynamic spectrum management".  This is great news, congratulations to Parishad!
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.   

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).  
September 29, 2017
 ECE graduate student Vishwanath Sindagi and Assistant Professor Vishal Patel paper have won the best paper award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) held in Lecce, Italy for their paper titled "CNN-based cascaded multi-task learning of high-level prior and density estimation for crowd counting."  In this paper, the authors have developed a cascaded convolutional neural network (CNN) that can accurately estimate the crowd count from a single image with arbitrary crowd density.  
September 29, 2017
 Professor Yingying Chen has been selected by the IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors to receive the 2017 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award. This award has been conferred on Yingying for research accomplishments and leadership in localization, mobile security and privacy, pervasive computing and mobile healthcare. Yingying will be recognized with the award at the upcoming Awards Meeting of the IEEE NJ Coast Section.   Congratulations on this recognition of professional achievement!