News

July 2021

July 20, 2021
Chung-Tse (Michael) Wu, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a prestigious Director’s Fellowship Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He was a recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in 2019. The highly competitive DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award provides an additional year of funding and support to a select group of DARPA Young Faculty Award recipients who have demonstrated exceptional technical achievement and leadership at the end of their initial two-year base award period.
July 8, 2021
Prof. Roy Yates will serve as the new ECE Undergraduate Director for the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Prof. Yates has been an outstanding researcher and educator and contributed to the department's success in many roles during his time at Rutgers. Over the last 4 years, he has been instrumental in recruiting several outstanding faculty colleagues to the department as the Chair of the ECE faculty search committee. He currently serves on the Chancellor-Provost's Strategic Diversity Planning committee.
July 7, 2021
ECE Associate Professor Mehdi Javanmard and his research group have published a paper on sensors for measuring stress hormones that was featured in the journal Science Advances (AAAS). The article titled "Single-step label-free nanowell immunoassay accurately quantifies serum stress hormones within minutes" is featured on the cover of the latest issue of AAAS.  Congratulations to Mehdi and his team! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

June 2021

June 18, 2021
ECE Associate Professor Waheed Bajwa has been awarded a grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) for the project titled "Statistical learning for the modern datasets: Generalization bounds and near-optimal learning algorithms." The 3-year, $360,000 award will advance the state-of-the-art in statistical learning theory and lead to computationally efficient algorithms for machine learning. While the statistical learning framework has long played a central role in advancing our understanding of machine learning systems, there is an interest in looking afresh at the questions of generalization
June 14, 2021
Dean Thomas N. Farris announced that Prof. Wade Trappe will assume the role of Associate Dean for Academic Programs. Prof. Trappe will fill the position previously held by Henrik Pederson who has become the Interim Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

May 2021

May 13, 2021
The ECE Department would like to congratulate each of our undergraduate and graduate students who received awards and recognition during the May 13, 2021 Virtual Celebration! We had a great time celebrating your accomplishments virtually and look forward to the day that we can congratulate you in person. For anyone who missed the Celebration, you are welcome to view a recording of the event on our ECE YouTube channel.
May 12, 2021
“The SOE provides a great collaborative community.” – Samantha Cheng
May 12, 2021
With my degree, I have the chance to become economically mobile and garner real change. 
May 7, 2021
Top ten award winners and special awards for 2021 Capstone Expo Thank you, class of 2021, for an amazing capstone program year, driven by your hard work and innovation! With the challenges we all faced this year, it is a testament to your character and strength. We are so proud of you! A panel of judges joint us to identify the top ten projects and winners of special awards. The judges feedback was overwhelmingly positive and commended your ‘out of the box’ thinking, your creativity, and your social conscious, exhibited through your project choices.

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