Professor Grigore Burdea has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award given by the Visualization and Graphic Technical Committee of the IEEE. This award established in 2005, is given every year to an individual to honor that person’s lifetime contribution to virtual and/or augmented reality and is the highest award in this field. Professor Burdea is noted for his invention of the Rutgers Master, the first force feedback glove as well as Virtual Reality Therapy to improve symptoms related to chronic pain, dementia, and chronic stroke.
Eric Wengrowski receives GAANN Fellowship
The Capstone Kickoff was held in the Busch Student Center. Attending were 120 capstone students, 17 industry representatives, ECE faculty and staff.
Speakers included Dr. Hana Godrich, Dr. Narayan Mandayam (ECE Dept Chair), Dr. Yicheng Lu and Don Bachman from ASCO Power Technologies.
The Novice2Expert Coding Club organized two MIT App Inventor workshops for middle school students this year on January 14th and 15th. The goal of the 3 hour workshops was to familiarize students with basic programming concepts while they learned how to make cool mobile apps. The workshops took place in ECE Computer Lab and was led by Parneet Kaur (Graduate Student) and Umama Ahmed(sophomore).
ECE graduate student Kazem Cheshmi working with Professor Maryam Mehri Dehnavi has won first place at the ACM student research competition of the 2017 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization.
Congratulations to Prof. Maryam Mehri Dehnavi on her new NSF award for the project titled "Performance-in-Depth Sparse Solvers for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms." This is a two year project totaling $175,000 and is supported under the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII).
Professor Peter Meer has been recognized as a 2016 AMiner Most Influential Scholar for his outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Computer Vision!
Shunqiao Sun, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, has won the 2016 Robert T. Hill Memorial Best Dissertation Award, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS).
ECE Graduate Student Sijie Xiong was selected to participate in the 2017 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop organized by the Computing Research Association. This NSF-funded program’s aim is "to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.” The workshop will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. on April 7-8, 2017.
Sijie is a Graduate Assistant in the ECE Department working with her advisor, Prof. Anand Sarwate.