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ECE student Xianyi Gao received a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP) Award.

Xianyi is pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Janne Lindqvist, and has an undergraduate degree from ECE Rutgers.

The GRFP stipend is $34,000 per year for a maximum of three years, and Rutgers will receive a $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance in lieu of all required tuition and fees for each of the three years.

NSF received over 16,000...


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering congratulates the following faculty for being recognized with the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2015.

Waheed Bajwa, NSF CAREER Award for the project "Signal Processing Through the Lens of Geometry". The grant has been awarded by the CCF division of CISE directorate. The total award is $550K and its duration is five years.



It is with great sadness that the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the death of Professor David Daut, who died on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

David G. Daut received the B.S.E.E. from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined Rutgers University in 1980. His teaching and research activities were in the areas of communications and information systems...


Gabriel Salles-Loustau, a Ph.D. student in the 4N6 Research Group of Prof. Saman Zonouz in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rutgers University, received a $10K award from the Google Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP). During his collaborative Ph.D. research between 4N6 and AT&T Research Labs (Dr. Kaustubh Joshi), Gabriel detected a serious security vulnerability in Google's Android ecosystem that would allow malicious parties without any...


The paper "Printing Single-Sheet Touch Interfaces" by ECE PhD student Cagdas Karatas and Prof. Marco Gruteser received a Honorable Mention award at UbiComp 2015 in Osaka, Japan. Thanks also to Emiliano Miluzzo (Apio Systems) and Rich Howard for their help on this project and for helping with the circuit design.

UbiComp 2015 is a highly selective conference sponsored by both ACM...


ECE Graduate Student Rajesh Kappera (pictured lower left) was awarded the Graduate Student Gold award at the MRS 2014 meeting.

This was highly competitive and out of 251 top applicants from all over the world, 26 finalists were selected. After technical presentations and QA sessions, 7 students were chosen as gold award recipients.

Abstract of paper presented by Rajesh Kappera at the Material Research Society 2014 meeting:  ...


Prof. Marco Gruteser has been elevated to ACM Distinguished Scientist. This is a very competitive process with only 49 ACM members selected this year in recognition of their singular impact to the field of computing.

The ACM press release is available at:


ECE Alumna Aylin Yener has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to wireless communications and wireless information security. Dr. Yener is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Yener is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for her paper "Optimum Transmission Policies for Battery...


Prof. Wade Trappe was elected Vice Chair of the IEEE   Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee. The one-year term of Vice Chair will start on 2015/1/1. The Vice Chair position automatically succeeds to the position of Chair (2016-2017) then Past Chair.

This is a very visible position in the IEEE Signal Processing Society,...


ECE MS student Priyank Bharad and PhD student Eun Kyung Lee working with Prof. Dario Pompili received today the Best Demo Award at the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS).

IEEE MASS 2014, the 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 27-30, 2014.

The demo title is "Towards Reconfigurable...