News

November 2016

November 21, 2016
Professor Shantenu Jha is a co-PI on a US Department of Energy (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award. These highly competitive awards enable access to processor hours on the TITAN Supercomputer. Dr. Jha's award is for 65 Million processor hours for the project entitled "Unraveling autoimmune diseases with adaptive protein simulation” in collaboration with Rice University (lead), Freie Universitat Berlin and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
November 18, 2016
ECE Professor Wade Trappe, in collaboration with Rutgers alumni Rob Miller and Daniel DuBravec of LMI (an agency focused on government policy strategy) have published a blog on the challenges facing the healthcare industry as it struggles with Protected Health Information (PHI) and HIPAA regulations.
November 15, 2016
Professor Shantenu Jha is the PI of a Department of Energy (DOE) ASCR award to Rutgers, along with Brookhaven National Laboratory (lead), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Texas for the project titled, "Workflow Management on Titan for High Energy and Nuclear Physics and for Future Extreme Scale Scientific Applications”. The 2 year project is funded at $2M, and Rutgers will receive $565K and be responsible for research into workload management and placement.

October 2016

October 27, 2016
Dorin I. Comaniciu, Ph.D., vice president of medical imaging technologies at Siemens Healthcare, was presented the Distinguished Alumnus in Research award by Rutgers electrical and computer engineering professor Peter Meer. The Medal of Excellence, the school’s highest honor awarded to an alumnus for superior, lifetime achievements that honorably reflect the school.
October 27, 2016
Professor Dario Pompili (right) and ECE PhD student Parul Pandey (left) have won the 2016 Googol T-ASE Best Applications Paper Award, for their IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) article titled "Dynamic Collaboration between Networked Robots and Clouds in Resource-Constrained Environments." The article is co-authored with Dr. Jingang Yi from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers.
October 22, 2016
A team from WINLAB received the best paper award for their paper "Visible light based activity sensing using ceiling photosensors" at the ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS) held with the ACM MobiCom 2016 conference in New York, in October 2016. The team comprising graduates students Viet Nguyen*(ECE), Mohamed Ibrahim*(CS), Siddharth Rupavatharam (ECE) and Minitha Jawahar (ECE) was advised by Professors Marco Gruteser and Rich Howard. * joint first authors

September 2016

September 29, 2016
WINLAB has been asked by the NSF to host a remote CloudLab cluster, as part of a supplementary grant to the University of Utah aimed at enhancing CloudLab capabilities to support wireless/mobile experiments. Ivan Seskar and his team will receive funding of about $360K to acquire a CloudLab computing cluster and integrate it with CloudLab services as well as the ORBIT and GENI testbeds. The CloudLab project is led by Prof.
September 24, 2016
The 2016 Faculty Recognition Award ceremony was held on Thursday September 22nd in the courtyard of the Engineering Building D-Wing. Four ECE Faculty were recognized in this year's event - Professors Patel, Dana, Godrich, and Lindqvist.
September 21, 2016
ECE graduate student Vidyasagar Sadhu (working with Professor Dario Pompili) and his multi-university team has won the Center for Science of Information (CsoI) student research project grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The year-long project, titled “Defending Large-Scale Distributed Machine Learning Against Adversarial Attacks”, is supported with an amount of $6,000 towards meeting/travel expenses.

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.

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