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BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Nicholas G. Paraskevopoulos vice president of engineering for the company's Electronic Systems sector.

In his new position, Dr. Paraskevopoulos will have executive responsibility for the sector's engineering organization, and will work to optimize program performance, customer satisfaction and shareholder value.

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Each year the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recommends a select group of recipients to receive the IEEE's most prestigious honors. This year the IEEE Board of Directors has named Professor Eduardo Sontag, the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Award for "fundamental contributions to nonlinear systems theory and nonlinear feedback control".

Dr. Sontag is an IEEE Fellow. His research interests include...

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In its November 2010 meeting, the Board of Directors of IEEE has conferred the grade of IEEE Fellow upon Professor Roy Yates of the ECE Department "for contributions to wireless network resource allocation".

According to IEEE, "the grade of IEEE Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession, and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications...

As reported in Technology Review a Winlab team of researchers led by Professor Marco Gruteser and Professor Wade Trappe, mounted ultrasonic distance sensors on the passenger side doors of vehicles. Using data collected over two months as the drivers commuted through Highland Park, NJ, the researchers developed an algorithm that translated the ultrasonic distance readings into a count of available parking spaces that was 95 percent accurate. By combining this with...

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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...