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Professor Grigore (Greg) Burdea received the Distinguished Service Award at the 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, August 26-29. This is in recognition of his textbook, founding the Int. Society on Virtual Rehabilitation ( ) and being Chair of the conference Steering Committee until August 2013.

Prof. Burdea is...


ECE PhD students Melissa Romanus and Ashley Zebrowski were selected for the Grace Hopper Scholarship, which supports their attendance at the Grace Hopper Conference, the premier conference for Women in Computing. The dates are October 2-5, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GHC is the largest technical conference for...

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On June 20, 2013, the Board of Governors approved the promotion or Roy Yates to Distinguished Professor, effective July 1, 2013.     Professor Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined ECE Department at Rutgers in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate...

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Congratulates the
ECE Travel Award Winners of the March 2013 Cycle

ECE Research Excellence
In support of travel for the student author of a paper accepted for publication at a research conference
the winners are:


ECE PhD students Huiqing Fu and Yulong Yang received travel stipends to attend the 2013 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) held in July in Bloomington, Indiana.

Both students received a $500 stipend, which is sponsored by Microsoft. PETS is a top symposium in privacy, and is held this the 13th time.


"From Informed Human Brains to Society-Scale Silicon Brains: Uncovering the DNA of Social Knowledge"

Dr. Narayan B. Mandayam, who is currently the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar and Professor of ECE at Rutgers, is the recipient of a prestigious NAKFI Grant Award announced by the National Academies on May 9, 2013. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is a program...

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Capstone Design Program came to a close after presentation of impressive posters and formal judging by our panel of ECE Advisory Board members. This year's version of Poster Day seemed particularly interesting and exciting with over 40 projects, lots of cool demos, eager and articulate presenters and an audience that was shoulder to shoulder in the ECE building for well over two hours.


This year, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering won third place in the Engineering Cup! For those of you who don't know, the Engineering Cup was a week long sporting event that consisted of volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, and Frisbee tournaments.

Thank you to all of you who came out to participate. Special shout out to Justin Cruz, Sean Wang, Sheldon Wong, Damon Show, Scott Xu, David P, and David Andres...


The ECE Department's IEEE student branch was highlighted in The Institute of IEEE in the April issue. Elie Rosen, the branch president described the group's robotics activities.

Rutgers branch built a 90 kilogram autonomous robot named the 'Navi'. The Navi was designed and built by ECE students to compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held annually in Rochester, Michigan....