Graduate Faculty

 

I. Androulakis
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
(848) 445-6561, ioannis.androulakis@rutgers.edu, BME-212
Research area: Systems biology
Research interests: Functional links between cellular events, such as signaling transcription and
translation. Interactions that include bidirectional links between cells, tissues, organs,
environmental signals, and physiological responses.


W. Bajwa
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8541, waheed.bajwa@rutgers.edu, CoRE 723
Research area: Digital Signal Processing
Research interests: Digital signal processing, high-dimensional inference and inverse problems, compressed sensing,
wireless communications.

 

H. Baruh
Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(848) 445-3680, baruh@rutgers.edu, ENG-B242
Research Interests: Structural dynamics, control of structures using piezoelectric component, impact dynamics,
control of systems describing constrained coordinates, autonomous vehicle control, structural
damage detection.


G. Burdea
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5309, burdea@rutgers.edu, CoRE-721
Research Interests: Virtual reality systems, force feedback interfaces, medical applications of virtual reality.
Telemedicine.


 

M. Caggiano
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0678, michael.caggiano@rutgers.edu, EE-111
Research Interests: High performance and microwave IC device packaging. Electronic circuits.


 

Y. Chen
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-9151,  yingying.chen@rutgers.edu, CoRE-506
Research Interests: Cybersecurity, Networking, Computer Engineering,
Mobile healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security and
Privacy, Connected vehicles, Mobile Computing and Sensing.


 

M. Chhowalla
University of Cambridge (UK)
mc209@cam.ac.uk
Research Interests: Graphene oxide, copper, organic electronics, optoelectronics, solar cells.

 

S-W. Cheong
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
(848)  445-9023, sangc@physics.rutgers.edu, Serin W123
Research Interests: Experimental condensed-matter physics and material science.


 

D. L. Comaniciu
Siemens Corporate Technology
Princeton, NJ, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Research Interests: Medical imaging, scanner automation. Cardiac modeling, image-guided surgery, biomedical
informatics, computer vision, and machine learning.


 

K. Dana
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5253 , kristin.dana@rutgers.edu, CoRE-514
Research Interests: Computational models for image texture with applications in pattern recognition and scene
rendering. Physics-based methods for vision and graphics. Stochastic processes for surface
modeling and texture analysis. Medical image processing using image registration, fusion and
change detection. Optical imaging models for microscopy.
 

 

M. Mehri Dehnavi
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
maryam.mehri@rutgers.edu, CoRE-516
Research Interests: Numerical analysis, machine learning, high-performance computing, compiler and library design,
cloud computing.

 

F. J. Diez-Garias
Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
(848) 445-3665, f.javier.diez@rutgers.edu, Engineering B-236
Research Interests: Experimental thermal and fluid sciences, fire safety, sprays, microfluidics, flow diagnostics, turbulence, combustion and energy.


S. El Rouayheb
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-9154, salim.elrouayheb@rutgers.edu, CoRE-717
Research Areas: Communications, Cybersecurity, Information theory,
Research Interests: Coding theory, and their applications to data security and privacy.


T. Farris
Dean of the School of Engineering
Office of the Dean, Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering
(848) 445-2214, tfarris@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Aerospace structures and materials. Tribology, manufacturing, fatigue and fracture.


L. C. Feldman
Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology
(848) 445-4526, l.c.feldman@rutgers.edu, CCR-206 
Research Interests: The chemical formation and structure of thin film materials and their applications to problems of semiconductor science and engineering and applications associated with energy. Included in the latter are the fundamentals of photon inter\actions with solids, and radiation effects in semiconductor materials.

 

R.H. Frenkiel
WINLAB
(848) 446-7992, frenkiel@winlab.rutgers.edu, WLTC-C111
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Wireless systems architecture.


Z. Gajic
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-3415, zgajic@rutgers.edu, EE-134A
Research Area: Systems and Controls
Research Interests: Singular perturbation methods in control system analysis. Linear stochastic estimation and control.
Deterministic and stochastic differential games. Bilinear control systems. Jump parameter linear
stochastic systems and Markov chains. Matrix Lyapunov and Riccati equations. Control of power
in optical and wireless networks, fuel and solar cells, and energy systems.


H. Godrich
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0606 , godrich@rutgers.edu, EE-122
Research Interests: Statistical and aray signal processing, distributed detection and estimation with application in radar
systems, wireless sensor networks, and smart power grids.


L.J. Greenstein
WINLAB
(848) 932-6857 x 637 , ljg@winlab.rutgers.edu, WLTC-C102
Research Interests: Wireless communications.


M. Gruteser
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-1011,   gruteser@winlab.rutgers.edu,   CoRE-505
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Pervasive computing architectures and prototyping; location tracking, location-aware systems and
applications; information privacy and security for wireless networks and sensor-based systems.

 

M. Gurbuzbalaban
Dept of Management Science and Information Systems
(617) 324-0645, mg1366@rutgers.edu, 100 Rockafeller Road, Room 5142
Research Interests: Optimization and computational science driven by applications in large-scale information, decision and infrastructure systems. My work draws and extends ideas and tools from convex optimization, probability and control of systems.


S. J. Hanson
Dept of Physiology, Newark (Brain Imaging Center)
(973) 353-5440 x 3952,  jose@phychology.rutgers.edu, Smith Hall 324
Research Interests: Learning theory and experiment, connectionist models of human characterization and object
recognition, brain imaging – predictive decoding/MVPA and graphical models, event perception,
language supporting functions.

 


U. Hassan
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-2164, umer.hassan@rutgers.edu, EE-215
Research area: Bioelectronics
Research Interests: Micro/Nano Sensing, BioMEMS & Microfluidics,
Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Personalized Medicine, Immuno-Engineering,
Predictive Prognostics Healthcare systems, Global Health applications.

 


R. Howard
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 932-0905 ; reh@winlab.rutgers.edu,   WINLAB Tech Center
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Low energy sensors/networks, wireless PHY enhancements, HCI technology.


M. Javanmard
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-3382, mehdi.javanmard@rutgers.edu, EE-211
Research area: Electronics
Research Interests: Nanobiotechnology, BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Micro and Nanofabrication, Biosensing,
Bioelectronics, Early Cancer Diagnostic Systems, Pathogen Detection, Diagnostics for the Developing World


J. Jeon
jaeseok.jeon@rutgers.edu
Research area: Solid State Electronics,
Research Interests: Nano-electro-mechanical relay devices, energy-efficient electronics, neural relay devices,
neuromorphic systems, advanced materials and process technologies for energy-harvesting


S. Jha
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8537, shantenu.jha@rutgers.edu, CoRE-705
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: High-performance and distributed computing, scientific computation, large-scale
cyberinfrastructure for supporting scientific and engineering computation.

 

W. Jiang
wjiangnj@rutgers.edu
Research area: Solid State Electronics
Research Interests: Photonic crystals, silicon photonics, nanophotonics, nanoimprint.

 

J. K-J. Li
Dept of  Biomedical Engineering
(848) 445-6582, johnkjli@rci.rutgers.edu, Biomedical Eng’g Bldg  BME-305
Research Interests: Circulatory dynamics; instrumentation; physiological control.

 

J. Lindqvist
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0610, janne.lindqvist@rutgers.edu, CoRE-521
Research area: Communications/Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Human behavior using computer systems, systems security and privacy, security for mobile
systems and pervasive computing, automotive computing.

 

Y. Lu
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-3466 , ylu@rutgers.edu, EE-236
Research area: Solid State Electronics
Research Interests: Wide band gap semiconductor (ZnO and GaN) materials and devices, tunable RF components,
dielectric thin films, MOCVD growth.

 

R. Mammone
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-4455 , rmammone@rutgers.edu, CoRE-518
Research area: Digital Signal Processing Research Interests: Investigation and applications of new signal
extraction algorithms, ultrasound and optical image restoration, speech parameter extraction,
equalization of communication channels, machine vision, pattern recognition, expert systems and applications of neuro-networks.

 

N. Mandayam
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-1494, mandayam@winlab.rutgers.edu, EE-128
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Communication theory, spread spectrum, wireless system performance, multi-access protocols,
multimedia communications over wireless systems, multiuser detection.

 

I. Marsic
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-6399 , marsic@rutgers.edu, CoRE-711
Research Area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Distributed Systems for Collaborative/Information Processing and Learning-(DISCIPLE), methods
of object recognition in wavelet scale, image reconstruction, and machine vision.

 

R. Martin
Dept of Computer Science
(848) 445-8304, rmartin@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Sensor networks, wireless networks, internet, localization, ad-hoc communication networks.

 

S. McAfee
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5247, sigridmcafee@aol.com, EE-213
Research area: Solid State Electronics
Research Interests: Fundamental properties of deep levels in semiconductors. Influence of deep levels on the growth
parameters of molecular beam epitaxy silicon, metal-organic chemical vapor deposited Al(GaAs)
and InGaAsP materials and devices. Semiconductor processing in silicon and III-V materials for
basic research and device applications. Fiber optics with emphasis on fiber optic coupling of lasers
and waveguides. Electromagnetic field applications in materials and antennas.

 

P. Meer
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
meer@rutgers.edu
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Application of modern statistical methods to computer vision and pattern recognition; robust
techniques for image understanding; probabilistic algorithms for machine vision problems;
representation of semantical visual information.

 

L. Najafizadeh
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0593 , laleh.najafizadeh@rutgers.edu, CoRE-520
Research Area: Nano and Microelectronics
Research Interests: Brain imaging, microelectronics and circuits design, signal processing and biophotonics

 

S. Oh
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
(848) 445-8754 , ohsean@physics.rutgers.edu, Serin W121
Research Interests: Molecular beam epitaxy of functional oxides and quantum materials, and low dimensional
electronic properties.

 

S. Orfanidis
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5017 , sophocles.orfanidi@rutgers.edu, EE-230
Research area: Digital Signal Processing
Research Interests: Adaptive signal processing. Block processing and adaptive eigenvector methods for spectrum
estimation, direction finding, and pole retrieval. Neural networks.

 

H. Ortiz
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5243 , jorge.ortiz@rutgers.edu, CoRE-519
Research Interests: Machine learning for cyber-physical systems and the Internet-of-Things.  Machine learning applications
in intelligent infrastructure and smart health care.  Making sensor-based systems smarter, more trustworthy, and easier to use.

 

M. Parashar
Dept of Computer Science
(848) 445-5388 , parashar@rutgers.edu, CoRE-628
Research Interests: Parallel and Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Scientific Computing, Computational
Interaction and Steering, Network/Application Quality-of-Service, Active Networks, and
Performance Evaluation and Prediction.

 

V. M. Patel
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland
pvishalm@gmail.com
Research Interests: Computer vision, signal, image and video processing, biometrics, pattern recognition, mobile
security and privacy, radar imaging, computational imaging, compressive sampling, image
reconstruction.

 

A. Petropulu
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0414, athinap@rutgers.edu, CoRE-510
Research areas: Digital Signal Processing and Communications
Research Interests: Statistical signal processing – system identification; MIMO system estimation; blind source
separation; higher-order statistics. Networking – cooperative protocols for wireless networks;
high-speed wireline and wireless traffic modeling; cross-layer approaches. Wireless
communications – blind channel estimation and equalization; CDMA systems; OFDM systems.
Biomedical engineering – tissue characterization for breast cancer detection based on the
ultrasound RF echo; resolution improvement of ultrasound images; Raman spectroscopy for tissue
characterization.

 

D. Pompili
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8533 , pompili@rutgers.edu, CoRE-615
Research Interests: Sensor Networks, Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, Sensor and Actor Networks, Ad Hoc
Networks, Wireless Internet, Wireless Mobile Networks, Overlay Networks, Traffic Engineering,
Optimization, Multimedia Communications, Satellite Networks.
 

D. Raychaudhuri
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Communications
(848) 445-0941, ray@winlab.rutgers.edu, WINLAB WTC-103;
Research Interests: Network architecture, design and prototyping; Communication protocols/software;
Quality-of-Service, mobility management, and content delivery in mobile networks;
Wireless system design, including spectrum management, radio MAC/link protocols and network management;
Broadband network technologies.

 

I. Rodero
Dept of Computer Science
(732) 993-8837, irodero@rutgers.edu, CoRE-624
Research Interests: Parallel and distributed computing; extreme-scale computing: energy/power efficiency,
cloud and automatic computing, scalable data management and analytics, big data.

 

A. Sarwate
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8516, anand.sarwate@rutgers.edu, CoRE-517
Research area: Signal Processing Research Interests: Information processing in distributed systems, using tools from machine learning, signal
processing, information theory, statistics, and optimization. I am interested in designing
methods to learn from data which is private or sensitive.

 

G. K. Shoane
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
(848) 445-6583 , shoane@rutgers.edu, BME-306
Research Interests: Binocular vision; vergence; accommodation model; amblyopia.

 

D. Silver
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5117 , dsilver@rutgers.edu, CoRE-709
Reasearch area: Computer Engineering and computer graphics
Research Interests: Computer graphics, scientific visualization, numerical analysis, computational geometry.

 

V.K. Singh


(848) 932-7588, vivek.k.singh@rutgers.edu, CI-334
Research Interests: Data analytics-driven sensing and shaping of human behavior

 

 

E. Soljanin
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5256, emina.soljanin@rutgers.edu, CoRE-511
Research area: Communications and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Mathematics of distributed systems, in particular concerning mechanisms for efficient, reliable, and
secure distributed data storage that provide fast access, download, and streaming of big data files.
Coding, information and queuing theory. Applications of probability, algebra, graph and number
theory, and combinatorics to distributed systems.

 

E. D. Sontag
Dept of Mathematics
(848) 445-2390 , eduardo.sontag@rutgers.edu, Hill-422
Research Interests: Linear and nonlinear control; neural networks; feedback design.
 

 

P. Spasojevic
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-1372, spasojev@winlab.rutgers.edu, CoRE-504
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Wireless and wired digital communications, adaptive and statistical signal processing, sequence
and channel estimation, multi-user detection; equalization and synchronization, iterative detection,
and receiver implementation.

 

M. Striki
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-9145, maria.striki@rutgers.edu, EE-115
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: analysis/design/optimization of data algorithms, statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, big data, data analytics, social networks, information systems, cybernetics, wireless-mobile-ad-hoc-cellular networks, (secure) routing, mobile computing, network-computer security.

 

W. Trappe
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0611, trappe@winlab.rutgers.edu, CoRE-523
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Multimedia and multicast information security, signal, image and video processing, wireless
networking, cryptography and network security.

 

M. Turilli
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research area: Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8540, matteo.turilli@gmail.com, , CoRE-707
Research Interests: Parallel and Distributed Computing, Software Design for Distributed Infrastructures, Computer Science, Computer Ethics

 

S. Wei
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5250, sheng.wei@rutgers.edu, CoRE-508
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research interests: computer security,  digital hardware security, low level hardware security.

 

 

R. Wright
DIMACS Research Center
Computer Science
(848) 445-5931, rebecca.wright@rutgers.edu, CoRE-404
Research Interests: Computer and communications security particularly in the areas of privacy, cryptographic protocols,
and fault-tolerant distributed computing. Designing protocols, systems, and services that perform their specified
computational or communication functions even if some of the participants or underlying components behave maliciously

 

M. Wu
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5393, ctm.wu@rutgers.edu: , EE-232
Research area: Communications
Research interests: applied electromagnetics, antennas,
passive/active microwave and millimeter-wave components, RF systems and metamaterials.

 

R. Yates
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8515, ryates@winlab.rutgers.edu, CoRE-515
Research area: Communications
Research Interests: Power control, interference suppression and handoff for wireless networks, multiaccess protocols,
discrete time queueing networks.

 

J. Yi
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(848) 445-3282, jgyi@rutgers.edu, Engineering D-157
Research Interests: Autonomous robotic systems; dynamic systems and control; mechatronics; automation science and
engineering

 

B. Yuan
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-9152, bo.yuan@soe.rutgers.edu, CoRE-715
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research interests: Algorithm and hardware co-design for machine learning and signal processing systems,
error-resilient low cost computing techniques for embedded and IoT systems, and machine learning
for domain-specific applications

 

Y. Zhang
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-0608, yyzhang@winlab.rutgers.edu, CoRE-538
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Operating Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networking.

 

J. Zhao
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-5240, jzhaoece@gmail.com , CoRE-512
Research Area: Solid State Electronics
Research Interests: Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, SiC and GaN technologies, and computer
modelling of semiconductor devices.

 

S. Zonouz
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(848) 445-8508, saman.zonouz@rutgers.edu, CoRE-524
Research area: Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Design and implementation for systems and networks security and privacy. Cyber-physical critical
infrastructures, embedded systems, operating system security, intrusion detection and forensics
analysis, and software reverse engineering.

 

Q. Zou
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(848)445-3268, qzzou@rci.rutgers.edu, Eng. Bldg. D-101
Research Interests: Precision positioning, inversion-based control theory, scanning probe microscopy, nanofabrication