October 2020

October 19, 2020
Dr. Muhammad A. Lodhi, who obtained his PhD degree in ECE under the supervision of Prof. Waheed U. Bajwa in May 2020, has been recognized by the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies (SGS) for his groundbreaking research on signal processing and its applications to cancer diagnostics through an Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2020.
October 19, 2020
Corey Norton, a graduate student in Assistant Professor Umer Hassan’s laboratory has won the Excellence in Outreach and Service Award from the School of Graduate studies (SGS).The Excellence in Outreach and Service Award recognizes SGS graduate students who have made significant contributions to organizations outside Rutgers University. Two awards were made in this category across all of Rutgers, with Corey being the only recipient in the School of Engineering.
October 14, 2020
A $3 million National Science Foundation grant will help Rutgers train graduate students to develop robots for the future that integrate technology, computer science and machine learning with social and behavioral sciences like psychology, cognitive science and urban policy planning.
October 8, 2020
Myles Johnson, who is studying engineering, launched BLKdev after a lifetime of not seeing others like him in the classroom. While at home in California, as COVID-19 and social injustice shadowed the national landscape, Rutgers-New Brunswick men’s basketball player Myles Johnson was issued a challenge markedly different from those he was used to. This one wasn’t expressed by a coach on a court or from a professor in a lab, but rather from his mother, Gigi, at dinner. Read the entire article about Myles in Rutgers Today
October 1, 2020
$3M Grant from National Science Foundation Supports Research Traineeship for Robotics of the Future Program to Improve Quality of Life. A new group of socially-cognizant roboticists will emerge from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey thanks to a $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant.

September 2020

September 25, 2020
5G Wireless May Lead to Inaccurate Weather Forecasts Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists.
September 11, 2020
ECE Associate Professor Dario Pompili is the recipient of a new NSF award for the project titled “xl_NGRAN–Navigating Spectral Utilization, LTE/WiFi Coexistence, and Cost Tradeoffs in Next Gen Radio Access Networks through Cross-Layer Design." This is a 3-year $450K grant from the Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) program.

August 2020

August 20, 2020
A team of ECE researchers led by Distinguished Professor Athina Petropulu (PI) have received a new NSF award titled “MIMO Radar With Sparse Linear Arrays - Theory, Implementation and Applications." This project includes Professor Yingying Chen and Assistant Professor Chung-Tse Michael Wu as co-PIs. The total award amount for the three-year project is $450,000.
August 20, 2020
Mehdi Javanmard, an associate professor in the School of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has received a two-year, $500,000 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA). The award also includes a $500,000 option phase for a third year.  
August 12, 2020
ECE Professor Yingying Chen (PI) and WINLAB CTO, Ivan Seskar are the recipients of a new NSF planning award titled "Hardware-accelerated Trustworthy Deep Neural Network” from the NSF Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program. This is a one-year $250,000 collaborative effort among Rutgers, Indiana University, Temple University and NYIT, covering the disciplines of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, security and data science.