News

May 2018

May 11, 2018
The 2018 Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship in Sustainable Energy will be awarded to ECE graduate student Fangzhou Yu.
May 11, 2018
The interplay of the left brain and right brain is epitomized by Gregory Mueller, whose greatest passions are music and math. He says the two disciplines kept him grounded throughout childhood and gave context to his adolescent life. But when the time came to choose a focus for college, he faced a strong internal debate: Music or engineering? Engineering or music? Ultimately, Mueller just couldn’t see himself sitting behind a desk all day. And so music prevailed – at least for the time being. 
May 7, 2018
ECE Assistant Professor Janne Lindqvist has won an NSF CAREER award for the project titled "CAREER: Science of Security for Mobile User Authentication." This is a five-year $507,568.00 award. These prestigious awards are in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. This most recent CAREER award makes it the sixth active CAREER Award in the ECE department, reflecting the phenomenal success of our young faculty members!
May 7, 2018
The Rutgers Board of Governors has approved Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh's promotion to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2018. Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment Laleh! We look forward to your continued success!
May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Vishal Patel and ECE PhD student He Zhang have won the 1st prize at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) Grand Challengefor their work on heterogeneous face recognition.  Their algorithm for polarimetric thermal-to-visible face recognition achieved the best performance on the Heterogeneous Face Recognition Grand Challenge organized by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) as part of the 2018 IEEE ICME.  Professor Patel and Zhang's approach is based on a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) which uses a multi-stream fe
May 7, 2018
Assistant Professor Salim El Rouayheb has won a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award for his project titled "Secure Coded Cooperative Computations for Internet of Battlefield of Things (IoBTs)."  The DURIP instrumentation awards provide the unique means through which the Depart of Defense supports universities in the acquisition of essential laboratory equipment, usually out of reach for most research grants. As part of this project, Dr. El Rouayheb in collaboration with Dr.
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.

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