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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...


ECE Alumnus Dorin Comaniciu was named one of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame's Inventors of the year for his work in computer vision, which helps cameras identify and track people or objects as they move.

Read the complete article from the Star-Ledger newspaper.

Dr. Comaniciu received his PhD from ECE Rutgers in 1999 and is currently Global Technology Head, Image Analytics and...


Dr. Zhao and SiCLAB received funding at $945,476 from the Department of Energy for a three year project entitled, “First in Class Demonstration of a Completely New Type of SiC Bipolar Switch (15kV-20kV) for Utility Scale Inverters”.

The research will improve power switches resulting in substantially better performance in power converters. Simultaneous weight, size and energy loss reduction up to 75% is possible along with...


As widely reported in the media last week, Senators Al Franken and Chris Coons urged OnStar to reconsider changes in their privacy policy. The letter to OnStar cited a WINLAB research paper to back up their position.

OnStar has since reversed the decision to track and sell customer's location information. The letter referred to the paper "On the Anonymity of Periodic Location Samples" authored by Prof. Marco Gruteser and his...


A student team lead by Profs. Marco Gruteser and Richard Martin of WINLAB and Prof. Yingying Chen of Stevens Institute of Technology received the best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom).

The paper "Detecting Driver Phone Use Leveraging Car Speakers", authored by Jie Yang, Simon Sidhom, Gayathri Chandrasekharan, Tam Vu, Nicolae Cecan, Hongbo Liu, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, and Richard Martin addresses the problem of...


Robotics Workshop

General Chair : Professor Kristin Dana
Location: CORE First Floor Auditorium
Date: September 30, 9AM-4PM

On September 30th, 9AM-4PM, the ECE department and the ICS center will host a 1-day Robotics Workshop for researchers throughout the university who are interested in robotics research or in novel applications of robotics. Researchers in all disciplines of science and...