March 2017

March 29, 2017
Jumana Dakka has received a GAANN Fellowship for Spring 2017. Jumana is a second year graduate student and is working with Prof. Shantenu Jha in the Research in Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Application Laboratory. As an undergraduate, she majored in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University. In the past she has worked on hemodynamics both at Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania.
March 23, 2017
The Rutgers IEEE robotics team won the Excellence Award at the February 18 Catskills VEXU Robotics Tournament at SUNY Sullivan —the highest honor awarded at the competition. Team RUSK (RU Scarlet Knights) will now advance to the VEX Robotics World Championship event in April.
March 21, 2017
Electrical and computer engineering associate professor Dario Pompili’s team of graduate student researchers won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE/IFIP Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference (WONS) in February. Their paper, entitled “Collaborative Multi-bitrate Video Caching and Processing in Mobile-Edge Computing Networks,” was coauthored by ECE graduate students Tuyen Tran, Parul Pandey, and Abolfazl Hajisami, alongside Pompili. 
March 21, 2017
Rutgers study reveals that personality traits influence and help predict receptiveness to smartphone notifications Does your smartphone spew a relentless stream of text messages, push alerts, social media messages and other noisy notifications?
March 21, 2017
Vishal M. Patel, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, was awarded a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science and Technology for his research related to the development of robust and efficient methods for learning structured representations of multimodal data. He will develop methods for multimodal metric learning and multimodal data fusion based on sparse and low-rank representations.
March 21, 2017
Emina Soljanin, professor of electrical and computer engineer, has been elected to serve as an officer of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She began her term at the start of 2017 assuming the role of second vice president. She is expected to ascend to the presidency of the society in 2019.
March 20, 2017
Emina Soljanin been elected to serve as an officer of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She started the term in 2017 as the second Vice President, and is expected to ascend to the Presidency of the society in 2019. Information Theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process, and the IEEE Information Theory Society is the pre-eminent community developing the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity.
March 6, 2017
Smartphone Interruptions: Are Yours Relentless and Annoying? A Rutgers study, featured in Rutgers Today, reveals that personality traits influence and help predict receptiveness to smartphone notifications.

February 2017

February 27, 2017
Professor Grigore Burdea has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award given by the Visualization and Graphic Technical Committee of the IEEE. This award established in 2005, is given every year to an individual to honor that person’s lifetime contribution to virtual and/or augmented reality and is the highest award in this field. Professor Burdea is noted for his invention of the Rutgers Master, the first force feedback glove as well as Virtual Reality Therapy to improve symptoms related to chronic pain, dementia, and chronic stroke.
February 24, 2017
Eric Wengrowski receives GAANN Fellowship