April 2022

April 13, 2022
We are happy to announce that the Board of Governors has approved Dr. Waheed Bajwa’s  promotion to Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2022.  Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment Waheed! We look forward to your continued success!
April 13, 2022
We are happy to announce that the Board of Governors has approved Dr. Chung-Tse Michael Wu’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2022. Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment Mike! We look forward to your continued success!    

March 2022

March 31, 2022
Recently, the Rutgers IEEE VEXU robotics team competed in Fairmont, West Virginia, and Salisbury, Maryland. The team earned both the Judges’ Award as well as the Design Award for excellent performance both in the competitions and in the design process. After becoming a finalist in the Salisbury competition and earning 2nd place in the Skills Competition, the team earned a spot in the 2022 VEXU World Championship held in Dallas, Texas.
March 22, 2022
The 2022 Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship has been awarded to Kartik Modi.  Kartik Modi is an MS student working with Prof. Shantenu Jha and Prof. Matteo Turilli. He received the 2022 Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship in support of his research on the efficient execution of workflows on HPC resources by using runtime information to drive scheduling, placement, and launching decisions.
March 10, 2022
The ECE Department is pleased to announce the recipients of the ECE TA Awards for Fall 2021:   Gregory Giovannini and  Nitya Sathyavageeswaran   Please join us in congratulating these outstanding TAs for their hard work, dedication and effort!
March 8, 2022
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women's Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere,  IWD is not country, group or organization specific.  

February 2022

February 7, 2022
  For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Narendra Puri Scholarship has been awarded to two ECE students,  Kimberly Chang and Kebin Li. The Narendra Puri Scholarship was established in memory of Prof. Narendra Puri, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 38 years.  Dr. Puri passed away on December 4th, 2015.  Dr. Puri's wife,  Dr. Kamal Puri, has generously donated this scholarship in honor of Prof. Puri and his work.
February 7, 2022
ECE Assistant Professor Umer Hassan is the recipient of a research grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (

January 2022

January 18, 2022
Graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the area of sustainable energy, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conversion or related areas are invited to submit an application for the Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship.  Awards up to $5,000 will provide summer research support under the supervision of a research advisor.   Applicants must submit by February 28, 2022: • A brief summary of the research to be pursued and its impact on
January 1, 2022
Shirin Jalali has joined the ECE Department as an Assistant Professor. She received her M.Sc in Statistics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior joining Rutgers, she worked as a research scientist at AI Lab at Nokia Bell Labs.