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President Robert Barchi has announced that Professor Waheed Bajwa has been selected to receive a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence for the year 2016-17. This recognition is being bestowed on Waheed based on his outstanding teaching accomplishments at Rutgers as documented in his recent evaluation for promotion to Associate Professor. The fellowship carries...



The Rutgers IEEE Robotics team won at the New York and West Virginia Qualifying Rounds and will now move on to compete at the World Championship.

VEX Robotics World Championship, now entering its 10th year, will bring together the top 1,400 student-led robotics teams from around the world to Louisville, Kentucky, on April 19-25, 2017.

Congratulations on your excellent performance in the qualifying...



Jumana Dakka has received a GAANN Fellowship for Spring 2017. Jumana is a second year graduate student and is working with Prof. Shantenu Jha in the Research in Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Application Laboratory. As an undergraduate, she majored in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University. In the past she has worked on hemodynamics both at Rutgers and...



Emina Soljanin been elected to serve as an officer of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She started the term in 2017 as the second Vice President, and is expected to ascend to the Presidency of the society in 2019.

Information Theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process, and the IEEE...


A team of ECE researchers working with Professor Dario Pompili have won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE/IFIP Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference (WONS), which was held in Jackson Hole, WY. The paper titled “Collaborative Multi-bitrate Video Caching and Processing in Mobile-Edge Computing Networks” was coauthored by ECE...



Smartphone Interruptions: Are Yours Relentless and Annoying?

A Rutgers study, featured in Rutgers Today, reveals that personality traits influence and help predict receptiveness to smartphone notifications.

"Ideally, a smartphone notification management system should be like an excellent human secretary who knows when you want to be interrupted or left alone", said Janne...



The Novice2Expert Coding Club organized two MIT App Inventor workshops for middle school students this year on January 14th and 15th. The goal of the 3 hour workshops was to familiarize students with basic programming concepts while they learned how to make cool mobile apps. The workshops took place in ECE Computer Lab and was led by Parneet Kaur (Graduate...




The final match for the ECE Department Table Tennis Tournament for the academic year 2016-2017 was played on March 2, 2017 between student Shreyas Rao and Zeyang Wang. It was a close match (10 — 12, 9 — 11, 11 — 5, 11 — 6, 12 — 10 ,6 — 11, 3 — 11) but Zeyang Wang emerged the winner.

Zeyang Wang is a first-year graduate student in the ECE Department....



Professor Grigore Burdea has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award given by the Visualization and Graphic Technical Committee of the IEEE. This award established in 2005, is given every year to an individual to honor that person’s lifetime contribution to virtual and/or augmented reality and is the highest award in this field. Professor Burdea is noted...



Eric Wengrowski receives GAANN Fellowship

Eric Wengrowski is a NJ native and grew up in Toms River, NJ. His Father, Edward Wengrowski, received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers Cook College in 1987. Younger sisters Emily and Sara Wengrowski are currently Rutgers Undergraduate seniors studying Environmental Science and Civil Engineering. Eric received his...