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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:


The ECE Department is pleased to announce two new Fellowships that support graduate studies through a combination of an ECE Fellowship with guaranteed income from a summer internship with Northrop Grumman.

In particular, the Fellowship includes some stipend from ECE, and a paid internship at Northrop Grumman at Linthicum (Baltimore), Maryland during summer 2012.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing...


WINLAB Team, led by Ivan Seskar, received a $950K GENI/NSF grant entitled "Spiral 3 GENI WiMAX Enhancements".

This award adds to the ~$1.5M funding the team had received from GENI Spirals 1 and 2, and is aimed at making the WINLAB WiMAX open cellular base station available to 5-10 additional campus sites (adding to 7 sites already operational) participating in GENI.

The project also supports expansion of the GENI deployment at Rutgers, including a second open base station...


In its November 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors of IEEE has conferred the grade of IEEE Fellow upon Professor Peter Meer for "contributions to mean-shift and robust techniques in computer vision".

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 and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made...

Frederick Daum, Senior Principal Fellow at Raytheon and IEEE Fellow, will present a tutorial workshop entitled "Particle Flow for Nonlinear Filters and Trends in Signal Processing" on Monday December 12th from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. This tutorial will be held in the CoRE Building Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the general public. No registration is required. For more information including the tutorial outline, agenda and speaker biography, please...