January 2024

January 31, 2024
ECE Assistant Professor Zhao Zhang has successfully transfered a NSF Medium award to Rutgers. The project is from the NSF CNS program and titled as “Collaborative Research: CSR: Medium: Fortuna: Characterizing and Harnessing Performance Variability in Accelerator-rich Clusters”. The total value is $1,000,000 ($333,105 at Rutgers, Wisconsin lead) for a three-year period.
January 26, 2024
ECE Assistant Professor Umer Hassan has received a collaborative R01 grant from NIH/NIAID on the project "Urine Colorimetry for Tuberculosis Pharmacokinetics Evaluation in Children and Adults".  Dr. Hassan is a Co-Investigator in the grant. Lead institution is University of Virginia led by Scott Heysell (PI); other collaborating institutions include Haydom Global Health Research Centre in Tanzania, Rutgers Schools of Pharmacy (Leonid Kagan), Engineering (Umer Hassan) and Medicine (Yingda Xie).
January 25, 2024
We are happy to report that Professor and Department Chair Yingying Chen has been elevated to ACM Fellow.  The following is the news release came out from ACM today: === ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 68 Fellows for transformative contributions to computing science and technology.  All the 2023 inductees are longstanding ACM Members who were selected by their peers for groundbreaking innovations that have improved how we live, work, and play.
January 19, 2024
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is a highly selective invitation-only international networking group for leaders from a range of professions. In December 2023, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor and chair Yingying Chen was chosen by the IAOTP, based on her credentials, as the Top Professor of the Year in ECE.
January 18, 2024
Device could enable rapid testing and improved triaging for infections and aid treatment for cancer or mental illness A Rutgers researcher, through his spinoff company, has led a team to design and test a device that quickly counts a person’s white blood cells with a single drop of blood, similar to the way glucometers rapidly scan for blood sugar levels.
January 18, 2024
A team of 5 students (Rohan Gorajia, Erwei He, Olivia Doung, Surabhi Panda, and Arpan Gupta) and 2 Rutgers ECE Professors (Haghani and Striki ) presented 6 papers at the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)  in January 2024 in Las Vegas, NV. ICCE is the IEEE Consumer Technology Society’s annual flagship conference.

December 2023

December 13, 2023
On Friday, December 8, 2023, the annual ECE Research Day was held. This event was an excellent opportunity for ECE students to present their research projects, share their creative ideas, and network with their peers. More than 20 posters were presented by graduate and undergraduate students, covering a diverse range of research topics. Also, six Fall 2024 Capstone teams had a chance to showcase their senior design project:
December 4, 2023
ECE Professor Yingying Chen has been selected as Top Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Year 2023 by the International Associate of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 
December 4, 2023
ECE Associate Professor Anand D. Sarwate has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society for 2024 to 2025.
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.