August 2017

August 23, 2017
Researchers at Rutgers and Georgia Tech develop three methods to defend against sneaky attacks With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.
August 20, 2017
A team from WINLAB comprising ECE graduate student Bhargav Gokalgandhi, researcher Prasanthi Maddala and Associate Director Ivan Seskar has won the 3rd prize at the RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) and Vivaldo Challenge. This challenge sponsored by Ettus Research and Xilinx Inc. rewards engineers for creating innovative open-source RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) blocks that will add to the library of available open-source blocks for programming FPGAs in Software Defined Radio development and production.
August 20, 2017
A team from Rutgers comprising ECE Professors Narayan Mandayam and Janne Lindqvist along with Professor Arnold Glass from Psychology has received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the NSF for a project titled "Simulated and Synthetic Data for Interdependent Communications and Energy Critical Infrastructures." This is a 2 year $200,000 project in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU), with Rutgers' share of the award being $100,000.
August 15, 2017
Associate Professor Dario Pompili has been awarded a new NSF award for the project titled "Robust, scalable, distributed semantic mapping for search-and-rescue and manufacturing co-robots." This is a three-year $850,000 collaborative effort between Boston University and Rutgers University. Rutgers' share of this award is $426,161.  
August 15, 2017
Professor Kristin Dana has been awarded a new NSF award for the project titled "Seeing Surfaces: Actionable Surface Properties from Vision." This is a three year $500,000 collaborative effort between Rutgers University (Kristin Dana, PI) and Drexel University. Rutgers' share of this award is $249,931.00.
August 15, 2017
Distinguished Professor Roy Yates has won a new NSF award for the project titled "Timely Updating: Principles and Applications." This is a three year $500,000 project.
August 1, 2017
Professor Emina Soljanin has received a new NSF award for the project titled "Codes for Data Storage with Queues for Data Access." This is a three year $500,000 collaborative effort between Rutgers University (Emina Soljanin, PI) and Texas A&M University. Rutgers' share of this award is $309,236.

July 2017

July 18, 2017
Professor Marco Gruteser has been elected chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing (ACM SIGMOBILE). ACM SIGMOBILE is the international professional organization for scientists, engineers, executives, educators, and students dedicated to all things mobile.
July 18, 2017
Professor Mehdi Javanmard is the recipient of a DARPA award for the project titled "The Proteomic Smartpatch Phase IB: Transcutaneous Monitoring of Molecular Biomarkers in Blood Using Flexible and Natural Substrates." This is a six month $200,000 collaborative effort between Rutgers University (Mehdi Javanmard, PI) and University of Pennsylvania (Mark Allen, Co-PI). Rutgers' share for this award is $100,000.
July 14, 2017
The average computer user has 27 passwords, and it can be tough to keep track of them all. But our devices themselves contain biometric sensors that can read all kinds of identifying information about us. That could put an end to the password. CBS reporter Brook Silva-Braga explores Assistant Professor Vishal Patel's research on Active Biometric Authentication. Enjoy the video at