November 2023

November 29, 2023
WINLAB in collaboration with the Open Network Foundation (ONF) is a recipient of an award for $1.97M announced as part of the second round of awards announced by the Biden-Harris Administration's Wireless Innovation Fund. The $1.5 billion Wireless Innovation Fund supports the development of open and interoperable wireless networks as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda.
November 27, 2023
The ECE Department is proud to announce that our upcoming new faculty, Aggelos Bletsas, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow 2024 with the following citation:  for contributions to cooperative relaying and backscatter communication networks. Congratulations to Aggelos for this mile-stone achievement!   We look forward to having him join us in January 2024.   
November 20, 2023
Associate Professor Anand Sarwate has received the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award.   The award was presented by Dean Alberto Cuitino and Department Chair Yingying Chen.
November 20, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Zhao Zhang has received his career award from NSF. The project is “CAREER: Efficient and Scalable Large Foundational Model Training on Supercomputers for Science”. The total value is $599,707 for a five-year period starting Summer 2024.
November 17, 2023
During the week of November 6 to 10, 2023, the ECE Department hosted about 900 undergraduate freshman students in 42 personalized sessions to teach them about the differences between electrical and computer engineering, the ECE curriculum, research in ECE, IEEE, career opportunities available in electrical and computer engineering fields, and the ECE BS/MS program.
November 8, 2023
Dean of Engineering Alberto Cuitino announced that ECE Professor Anand Sarwate will receive the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award.  The award is bestowed in recoginition of Prof. Sarwate's exceptional performance in teaching and outstanding research.  The award recognizes the strong commitment  and dedication of exceptional faculty.  The award will be presented at 4 PM on Monday November 20th at the SOE Faculty Awards ceremony. Congratulations on this excellent achievement!
November 3, 2023
ECE Professor Shriram Ramanathan has received a new grant from DARPA. This is a collaborative proposal with Columbia University (Lead) and University of Wisconsin. The project is ‘Electron-doping-induced low-loss modulation of visible light using nickelate alloys’. The total value is $1M (Rutgers portion $315K) for a two-year period starting this Fall semester.   

October 2023

October 26, 2023
On October 7th, 2023, two teams, "RATZ" and "RemIEEE," representing the Rutgers IEEE Micromouse division, participated in a Micromouse Competition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The primary objective of this competition was to construct a robotic "mouse" capable of autonomously navigating to the central 2x2 portion of a 16x16 maze in the shortest time possible. The event was organized by IEEE Region 1 and was hosted as a part of the IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference.
October 23, 2023
  ECE Professor Dario Pompili received a $300K Supplement Award from the NSF as part of his on-going $500K Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) project titled "xl_NGRAN–Navigating Spectral Utilization, LTE/WiFi Coexistence, and Cost Tradeoffs in Next Gen Radio Access Networks through Cross-Layer Design". This Supplement is awarded by the National Radio Dynamic Zones (NRDZ) program and will focus on NextG Spectrum Sharing for O-RAN-based Emergency Networking via Deep Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning.

September 2023

September 27, 2023
Yingying Chen's group won the Best Paper Runner-Up Award for their paper entitled "Towards Efficient Privacy-Preserving Top-k Trajectory Similarity Query" at IEEE MASS 2023.