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October 2024

October 4, 2024
The Certificate in Socially Cognizant Robotics creates a new vehicle for graduate training and research that integrates the technology domains of robotics, machine learning and computer vision, with social and behavioral sciences (psychology, cognitive science and urban policy planning). The Certificate program was created under the (NSF National Research Traineeship NRT entitled “Socially Cognizant Robotics for a Technology Enhanced Society” (SOCRATES, PI: Kristin Dana, co-PIs: Kostas Bekris, Clinton Andrews, Jacob Feldman, Jingang Yi).
October 3, 2024
In an increasingly interconnected world where data breaches, cyber threats, and digital espionage have escalated, the demand for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more paramount. Recognizing the urgent need for expertise in this critical domain, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is excited to introduce a comprehensive 12-credit graduate certificate program in Cybersecurity. 
October 2, 2024
In an era where data-driven decision-making is integral to the world's most influential industries, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is proud to present a timely and crucial offering: a 12-credit graduate certificate program in Machine Learning. 

December 2023

December 1, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Zhao Zhang has received an award from NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC). The project is “Diamond: Democratizing Large Neural Network Model Training for Science”. The total value is $2,999,520, of which $949,528 is the Rutgers portion for a three-year period starting Fall 2023. Rutgers University is the lead institute. 

November 2023

November 29, 2023
WINLAB in collaboration with the Open Network Foundation (ONF) is a recipient of an award for $1.97M announced as part of the second round of awards announced by the Biden-Harris Administration's Wireless Innovation Fund. The $1.5 billion Wireless Innovation Fund supports the development of open and interoperable wireless networks as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda.
November 27, 2023
The ECE Department is proud to announce that our upcoming new faculty, Aggelos Bletsas, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow 2024 with the following citation:  for contributions to cooperative relaying and backscatter communication networks. Congratulations to Aggelos for this mile-stone achievement!   We look forward to having him join us in January 2024.   
November 20, 2023
Associate Professor Anand Sarwate has received the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award.   The award was presented by Dean Alberto Cuitino and Department Chair Yingying Chen.
November 20, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Zhao Zhang has received his career award from NSF. The project is “CAREER: Efficient and Scalable Large Foundational Model Training on Supercomputers for Science”. The total value is $599,707 for a five-year period starting Summer 2024.
November 17, 2023
During the week of November 6 to 10, 2023, the ECE Department hosted about 900 undergraduate freshman students in 42 personalized sessions to teach them about the differences between electrical and computer engineering, the ECE curriculum, research in ECE, IEEE, career opportunities available in electrical and computer engineering fields, and the ECE BS/MS program.
November 8, 2023
Dean of Engineering Alberto Cuitino announced that ECE Professor Anand Sarwate will receive the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award.  The award is bestowed in recoginition of Prof. Sarwate's exceptional performance in teaching and outstanding research.  The award recognizes the strong commitment  and dedication of exceptional faculty.  The award will be presented at 4 PM on Monday November 20th at the SOE Faculty Awards ceremony. Congratulations on this excellent achievement!

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