Dr. Puri Scholarship Award

Dr. Narendra Nath Puri was a professor of Electrical Engineering at Rutgers for 38 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was intentional about moving Rutgers Engineering forward and countless students, faculty, staff and alumni have benefitted from his efforts. Dr. Puri passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, at the age of 82. Dr. Puri’s wife, Dr. Kamal Puri, has generously donated this scholarship in honor of her husband and his work.





Lingyi Xu is an MS student working with Dr. Zoran Gajic as her advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Her research is focused on control systems, computer vision and robotics. Lingyi recently received her MS at the  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in May 2017. Her thesis was titled, “Monocular Visual Measurement for Mobile Robot.”

Jiarong Chen is an MS student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Prior to joining Rutgers, Jiarong earned his undergraduate degree in Automation Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2012 via the 3+2 cooperative program with Rutgers. His research interests are in Control and Automation, especially in high-speed scan using Atomic Force Microscope. Jiarong Chen is advised by Dr. Qingze Zou in the MAE department of Rutgers.