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Professor Marco Gruteser has received the Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the rapidly developing areas of location privacy, location-aware networking, and wireless testbeds which have had a significant impact on both the networking and the database fields.

The Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence honors faculty members who have recently been...

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Dean Thomas Farris has announced the appointment of Dr. Athina Petropulu as the new Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "Athina Petropulu, an IEEE Fellow, has an impressive record as a scholar and teacher at Drexel where she has served on the faculty for 18 years. She held visiting appointments at SUPELEC, CNRS-Universite Paris Sud, France and Princeton University. She is Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and was...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant to a Rutgers-led research team to develop a future Internet design optimized for mobile networking and communication.
The team of nine universities and several industrial partners has dubbed its project "MobilityFirst", reflecting the Internet's evolution away from traditional wired connections between desktop PCs and servers toward wireless data services on mobile platforms.

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Suhas Mathur, Tong Jin, Nikhil Kasturirangan, Janani Chandrasekharan, and Wenzhi Xue, a team of ECE Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students together with Professors Marco Gruteser and Wade Trappe have won the best paper award at the ACM/USENIX MobiSys 2010 conference for the paper "ParkNet: Drive-by Sensing of Road-side Parking Statistics".

MobiSys is the premier international conference addressing broad systems research issues in...

The Longuet-Higgins Prize is an award given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), for 'fundamental contributions in Computer Vision'.

The award recognizes CVPR papers from ten years past that have made a fundamental impact on computer vision research. The medal is named after theoretical chemist and cognitive scientist H. Christopher...

ECE alumnus, Xiaolin Li has been awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award for his proposal titled "SMART: Scalable Adaptive Runtime Management Algorithms and Toolkit for Large-Scale Dynamic Scientific Applications," which is focused on integrating computation, communication, data, I/O, and energy considering in managing large scientific applications on high-end computing systems.

Dr. Xiaolin Li graduated from the Department of...

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From left to right: Nitish Thatte (MAE), Grant Imahara of Mythbusters TV show, Michael Koval (ECE) and Alex Weiner (ECE)

The Vex Robotics College Challenge World Championship is a gathering of top college robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their...

The Engineering Governing Council awarded the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor Christopher Rose for excellence in teaching in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Rose also received this award in 2005 and 2008.

The Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC) at Rutgers University is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate real-world parallel and distributed applications on the Windows HPC Server 2008 platform.

For example, as part of this effort, students at at CAC are working with industry partners to enable the rapid parallel processing of large amounts of data, such as molecular data used by pharmaceutical companies, and have developed...

Professor Marco Gruteser has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award to study techniques to enhance wireless location privacy in client devices such as smartphones.

He will be developing models to estimate location tracking risks in location-based applications and wireless systems. These models complement existing models for transactional database records and can be used to guide...