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ECE Professor Dario Pompili has won a Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), one of only 26 awarded nationwide in 2012 for his proposal titled: "Investigating Fundamental Problems for Real-time In-situ Data Processing in Heterogeneous Mobile Computing Grids".

The YIP program...


The ECE Capstone team working on Green Water won first prize at the student poster competition at the American Water Works Association 77th Annual Conference. This year's conference was held in Atlantic City from March 22nd through March 25th.

The 2012 Annual Conference focused on important water management, treatment, distribution and operational issues to "Build a Resilient Future for Water".


ECE Professor Waheed Bajwa received initial support of $80,000 from the VPR's office to pursue joint research with Marine and Coastal Sciences Professor Thomas M. Grothues on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) path planning for high-resolution localization of marine animals. A short project description follows.

Adaptive AUV Path Planning for High-Resolution Localization of Marine Animals


The paper "ZnO Schottky Barriers and Ohmic Contacts" published in J. Appl. Phys, 109, 121301, June, 2011. (cover page, JA10-6995R ) by Len Brillson and Yicheng Lu, has been consistently ranked among the Top 20 Most Read Articles for the last 8 months according to



ECE Student Moustafa AbdelBaky has received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award.  Citing the Award notification, this is a highly competitive award and recognizes the student as well as the quality of the student's institution.

This is one more recognition for Moustafa who receives this award for a second year in a row.  Moustafa is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is member of the Center for...


ECE students Chenren Xu and Ben Firner, and ECE Prof. Yanyong Zhang received a best poster award at Sensys 2011, a major ACM conference on sensor networking for the paper, "Statistical Learning Strategies for RF-based Indoor Device Free Passive Localization" by Chenren Xu, Bernhard Firner, Yanyong Zhang, Richard Howard, and Jun Li. Read the official announcement at

Abstract of the paper...


I am pleased to announce the formation of a New Instructional Laboratory on Wireless Communications.

The heart of the Laboratory is a National Instruments (NI) NI-USRP Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform ( ).

Professor Spasojevic, in collaboration with NI, will develop a set of projects that will provide hands-on learning and experimenting to the ECE Graduate Course Digital Communication...

Professor Athina Petropulu was elected member of the IEEE Fellow Reference Committee for the Signal Processing Society.

This committee rank-orders and writes recommendations to IEEE on the received Fellow nominations within Signal Processing, which then go to higher IEEE levels for final decisions.

More information on the committee can be found here.


Mr. Richard Frenkiel of WINLAB has been selected to receive the 2012 Rutgers School of Engineering Alumni Lifetime Achievement Medal.

This award honors an alumnus/a who has made significant contributions to the field of engineering over the course of his/her lifetime.

There is no one more deserving for this award than Mr. Frenkiel, who received the 1995 National Medal of Technology from the President of the US for his involvement in the design of cellular systems.



The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community. These experts:

  • specialize in the field of interest of their Society/Council
  • travel to various technical and regional groups, such as Society and Technical Council Chapters, to lecture at events.

More info on the IEEE Distinguished Lecturers program can be found at: