March 2024

March 6, 2024
Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus, Shunqiao Sun (Ph.D., 2016) has been awarded the 2024 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for the project “CAREER: Towards Fundamentals of Adaptive, Collaborative and Intelligent Radar Sensing and Perception”. The NSF CAREER program fosters the career development of outstanding junior faculty, combining the support of research and education of the highest quality and in the broadest sense. 

February 2024

February 12, 2024
On February 3, 2024, Rutgers' IEEE VEXU division recently went to Vaughn College in New York City to compete against 6 other teams. The Rutgers SCAR team placed first and won home the Tournament Champions award! Congratulations to all the members that competed and thank you to Vaughn college for hosting the event.
February 7, 2024
ECE alumni Pete Pupalaikis has been elected to NAE! We are very excited about the news. Pete is our distinguished alumni and currently serving on the ECE Industry Advisory Board. We are so proud of him! Pete is a great role model for all the engineering students. The following is the summary of Pete's achievements:   ===
February 6, 2024
ECE Assistant Professor Umer Hassan has received an ONR research grant on the project, "CNS-Oxygen Toxicity Drug Discovery (OTDD) Therapeutic Platform for Divers." Dr. Hassan is a Sole-PI on the award. It’s a 3 year award with a total budget of $470k.
February 5, 2024
AI THROUGH A RUTGERS LENS:   Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are transforming human experience, from education and business to policy and health care. The unprecedented growth of AI presents exciting opportunities for improving lives globally, but it also intensifies profound ethical questions concerning privacy, data confidentiality, and bias.   A three-part series in NYC exploring artificial intelligence. NYC AI Series Part 2 Location: Microsoft's office at the UN  
February 5, 2024
The Maryland Robotics Center at the University of Maryland, in partnership with the Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative, has selected ECE graduate student and Rutgers SOCRATES fellow Faith Johnson as a speaker to the Future Leaders in Robotics and AI: Celebrating Diversity and Innovation Seminar Series.  See: 
February 1, 2024
ECE Assistant Professor Jorge Ortiz has been awarded a significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project entitled "Developing the Context-Aware Multimodal Ecological Research and Assessment (CAMERA) Platform for Continuous Measurement and Prediction of Anxiety and Memory State" (Project Number: 1R61MH135405-01). The grant aims to fund the development of the CAMERA platform, an advanced multimodal hardware/software system designed for the nuanced measurement and predictive analysis of anxiety and cognitive performance.
February 1, 2024
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 benefited 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.      

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.