January 2016

January 16, 2016
Richard Frenkiel and Martin Yarmush, professors in the Rutgers School of Engineering, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy announced its 2015 fellows Dec. 15. They include 168 inventors who collectively hold more than 5,300 U.S. patents. This year’s class brings to 583 the number of NAI fellows, including 310 members of the National Academies, 32 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and 27 Nobel Laureates.

December 2015

December 18, 2015
Athina Petropulu, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $922,743 over three years. The project, titled Fellowship in Bio-electrical Engineering, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Petropulu also is the principal investigator of an award totaling $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for her project Spatiotemporally Varying Channel Map Estimation and Tracking in Wireless Networks. 
December 17, 2015
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes two new faculty members to the Rutgers engineering. These new instructors bring extensive experience to Rutgers, having performed research in several exciting fields. We look forward to their continued growth and innovation as part of the Rutgers Engineering faculty.       Maryam Dehnavi Assistant Professor

October 2015

October 16, 2015
Two Micro-Electronics Research Laboratory (MERL) internship high school students Andrew Zheng (Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren) and Andrew Mu (Academy of Allied Health and Science, Scotch Plains) became the Semifinalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition Math : Science : Technology! The information on Siemens Competition Math: Science: Technology can be found in
October 3, 2015
The paper entitled "Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Management of LTE-U and WiFi Networks" by a WINLAB team just received the best paper award at IEEE DySpan2015 held this week in Stockholm. Shweta Sagari (ECE PhD student) was the first author, and the other authors areSamuel Baysting, Dola Saha, Wade Trappe, Ivan Seskar and D. Raychaudhuri.

September 2015

September 30, 2015
Vishal Patel and his co-authors received Top 10% Paper Award at IEEE ICIP 2015 for their paper entitled "Material classification and semantic segmentation of railway track images with deep convolutional neural networks," by X. Gibert-Serra,V. M. Patel, and R. Chellappa.
September 12, 2015
Vishal Patel received two awards at the IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems,BTAS 2015 in Arlington, VA. 1)   Best Poster Award: "A deep pyramid deformable part model for face detection" by R. Ranjan, V. M. Patel, and R. Chellappa. 2)   Best Paper Award (Bronze): "Attribute-based continuous user authentication on mobile devices" by P. Samangouei, V. M. Patel, and R. Chellappa.
September 12, 2015
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.
September 7, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the 2015 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program grant application submitted by our department. The project amount is $922,743. The project director is Athina Petropulu and the co-directors are: W.U. Bajwa, Z. Gajic, K. Dana, M. Javanmard, S. Jha, J. Lindqvist, L. Najafizadeh, A. Sarwate, and S. Zonouz.
September 5, 2015
The team Andrey Garnaev (WINLAB Research Scientist), Shweta Suresh Sagari (ECE/WINLAB student) and Prof. Wade Trappe (ECE/WINLAB ) received Best Paper Award at MACOM 2015 for their paper "Fair Allocation of Throughput under Harsh Operational Conditions".