News

December 2017

December 7, 2017
Bo Li, a recent PhD graduate (2017) of the Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, has won the 2017 Robert T. Hill Memorial Best Dissertation Award, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS). 

November 2017

November 21, 2017
 The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2017 meeting, elevated Professor Yanyong Zhang to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2018, with the following citation: "for contributions to robust and efficient large-scale sensor networks". Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.  Congratulations on this outstanding recognition of professional achievement, Yanyong!
November 10, 2017
Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers Rutgers engineers create VibWrite, a finger vibration-based security system By Todd B. Bates October 29, 2017     “Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond.
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
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.

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