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A WINLAB team led by Prof. Marco Gruteser just received the best paper award at the 2012 ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom),  held in Istanbul Turkey in August 2012. The paper title is: "Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication" and the authors are Tam Vu, Akash Baid, Simon Gao, Marco Gruteser, Richard Howard, Janne Lindqvist, Predrag Spasojevic,...

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Dr. Laleh Najafizadeh will join the ECE Department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, and between 2009 and 2012, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow with the Section on Analytical and Functional BioPhotonics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. She has an undergraduate degree from Isfahan University of...

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ECE's Virtual Reality Instructional Laboratory is going to be upgraded to a state of art facility. This was made possible by a recent donation of $21,000 by ECE Alumni Cristian and Andrea Francu.

The facility trains students in a powerful authoring language, used today in game programming. ECE is committed to providing our students with skills that are in demand in the current marketplace.

The...

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ECE graduate student Sahir Ali has been awarded a travel award ($2000) to attend USA-Sino Summer School in Vision, Learning, Pattern Recognition: VLPR 2012 in Shanghai China. The theme of this years summer school is Computer Vision in Biomedical Image Applications: From Micro to Macro.

Sahir is advised by Professor Anant Madabhushi in the Laboratory for Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics, who is a BME Faculty and also ECE...

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ECE Assistant Professor Wei Jiang recently was selected as a recipient of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) 2012 Young Faculty Award. The research project Prof. Jiang proposed was entitled "High Speed Spatial Light Modulator with Flexible Processing." This project aims at developing a high speed spatial light modulator on a silicon chip. An innovative architecture is proposed to tackle the speed issues of spatial light modulators from a new angle,...






First Prize:   "Green Water" - C. Alano, A. Chopyk, D. Tulchinsky, Thomas Merichko, Ryan Purdom, Advisor P. Panayotatos




Second Prize:   "Rainfall Sensing Adaptive Systems" - W. Aljabowbi, O. Kotzias, D. Poznykov, V. Samokin, Advisor D. Pompili...
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ECE Assistant Professor Dario Pompili received the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) for his work on vital signs processing in mobile computing grids. The award amount is $300K over two years. The abstract of the project is give below.

Prof. Pompili received the ONR Young Investigator Award earlier in 2012, and the NSF Career award in 2011.

Project Title: "Towards Real-time Vital Sign Data...

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ECE/WINLAB Alumna Lalitha Sankar joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of Arizona State University (ASU) as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Lalitha Sankar received the B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the Ph.D degree from ECE Rutgers in 2007, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Narayan Mandyam. Following her...

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ECE Student and WINLAB member Christopher Mueller-Smith was awarded the National Security Agency National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship in support of his graduate studies.

Christopher is working towards a PhD under the supervision of ECE Professors Wade Trappe and Predrag Spasojevic. His current project is on machine learning for offensive and defensive communications, specifically focusing on securing or attacking...

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Sangeetha Siddegowda, an ECE Master's student and WINLAB member, was awarded as a runner-up by Telcordia for participating in the contest to develop an application for Android and iPhones that will use Telcordia Mobile ID to assist users to identify their next service provider.

Sangeetha is pursuing a Master's thesis under the supervision of ECE/WINLAB Profs. Marco Gruteser and Janne Lindqvist, and also working on research in...