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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering honored the Class of 2011 during its Commencement Reception on Sunday, May 15th.   Dr. Athina Petropulu, ECE Department Chair, hosted the Reception, speaking to this year's graduates and their families.   Several students were honored with awards, and all students received USB drive wrist bracelets with pictures of the senior class.

The ECE Department congratulates the Class of 2011!

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Dr. Chris Rose has won the Engineering Excellence Award for being the best professor in the School of Engineering.    The award was presented to Professor Rose at the Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon on Sunday, May 1st.

Congratulations to Professor Rose for this great recognition and his dedication to teaching and education.

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Dr. Michael Caggiano has won the Teacher of the Year Award given by The Rutgers Engineering Governing Council.    The Teacher of the Year Award was presented on Sunday, May 1st at the Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon.

Professor Caggiano's dedication to teaching has been recognized as another Teaching Excellence Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Dr. Randal D. Pinkett, ENG ’95 will be honored at the 2011 School of Engineering Awards Dinner to be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. The School of Engineering Medal of Excellence was established in 2006 as a means to honor the exceptional achievements of members of the Rutgers Engineering Alumni community.

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and...


Dr. Robert Balog was awarded the 2011 Rutgers University Distinguished Engineer Award for his pioneering work in photovoltaic energy conversion.

Dr. Balog received his BSEE Degree from ECE Rutgers in 1996 and his MSEE and PhD Degrees from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

He is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M. His research interests include Advanced Energy Systems, Distributed dc power systems with emphasis on local/distributed...


US Patent 7,929,519 B2 was issued to Lawrence Rabiner, Professor II of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rutgers University entitled “POTS/PACKET BRIDGE” on April 19, 2011.

Co-invetors include colleagues of Dr. Rabiner from AT&T Labs and the idea is about a bridge between the world of packet communication and the world of POTS (Plain Old Telephony Service) communication.


US Patent 7,929,937 B2 was issued to Athina Petropulu, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rutgers University on “System and methods for blind estimation of multiple carrier frequency offsets and separation of user signals in wireless communication systems” on April 19, 2011. Among the inventors are Dr. Visa Koivunen of Aalto University in Finland, Dr. H. Vince Poor of Princeton University and Dr. Yuanning Yu of Qualcomm....

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The Scholar-Teacher Award is a university wide award and was established in 2000 to honor tenured professors who make exceptional connections between their academic research and their teaching.

Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1990, he has been with the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) and...


Professors M. Gruteser, K. Dana and N. Mandayam have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled “Visual MIMO Networks”. This is a 4-year project and was funded in the amount of $685,000.

Below is a brief description of the project.

Visual MIMO Networks

The increasingly ubiquitous use of cameras creates an exciting novel opportunity to build camera-based optical wireless...


The Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations were held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 from 11:30AM ~ 2:00PM in the corridor of the EE Building Main Floor.

All undergraduate students enrolled in Special Problems/Independent Research during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 presented final or preliminary results of their work. The ECE faculty reviewed the posters and provided comments to each student.