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April 2016

April 28, 2016
Professor Waheed Bajwa was voted Professor of the Year in electrical and computer engineering by the Engineering Governing Council (EGC) for his outstanding teaching and dedication to excellence in education. The award was presented to Professor Bajwa at the EGC's Leadership Conference Reception on Sunday, April 24th, 2016.
April 1, 2016
Prof. Vishal Patel's recent work on mobile face detection and recognition is making the news! His research work was featured on ZDNet, the business technology news website owned by CBS Interactive. The URL to the ZDNet article is: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-creates-smartphone-id-system-that-ca...

March 2016

March 23, 2016
ECE PhD student Parneet Kaur has been selected for the prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Parneet's PhD research advised by Prof. Kristin Dana is based on computational skin texture models with applications in quantitative dermatology and telemedicine. She is developing advanced method of handling multiview high dimensional data by using computational appearance to supervise clustering of the bacteria genetic signature.
March 3, 2016
We are pleased to announce that ECE Assistant Professor Vishal Patel is recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. The goal of Dr. Patel’s project is to develop robust and efficient methods for learning structured representations of multimodal data. In particular, he will develop methods for multimodal metric learning and multimodal data fusion based on sparse and low-rank representations.

February 2016

February 10, 2016
On January 29-30, 2016 SpaceX hosted Hyperloop Pod Competition Design at Texas A&M University. Four Computer Engineering Department students took part in the competition as part of the combined Rutgers/MaryIand (RUMD Loop Team). Michael Feinstein (Senior), Shreyas Hirday (Junior, team leader), Cedric Blake (Junior), Dominic Ok (Junior) helped design a robust, efficient design for a pod to be used in a Hyperloop tube, a low pressure tube that transports people at very high speeds, up to 215 mph. Specifically, they handled designing the computer systems and software for the pod.
February 4, 2016
LabTV is an online hub where people, labs, and organizations engaged in medical research come together to tell their stories. LabTV has filmed hundreds of medical researchers at dozens of institutions across the United States including many universities and the National Institutes of Health. LabTV interviewed Prof. Anand Sarwate and the students in his group. Please click on the photo above or the following link to see the interview.

January 2016

January 26, 2016
Luis Garcia and Ming Tai Ha became the first ECE GAANN Fellows. This Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship provides need-based financial support to graduate students pursuing a degree in areas related to bioelectrical engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Rutgers University. Each GAANN Fellow receivesannual stipend up to $34,000, tuition remission at a level of post candidacy tuition, and health benefits.
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

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