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August 2020

August 12, 2020
ECE Professor Yingying Chen (PI) and WINLAB CTO, Ivan Seskar are the recipients of a new NSF planning award titled "Hardware-accelerated Trustworthy Deep Neural Network” from the NSF Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program. This is a one-year $250,000 collaborative effort among Rutgers, Indiana University, Temple University and NYIT, covering the disciplines of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, security and data science.
August 10, 2020
ECE Professor Kristin Dana is the PI for a $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to Rutgers entitled SOCRATES: Socially Cognizant Robotics for a Technology Enhanced Society. The co-PIs are Kostas Bekris (CS), Clinton Andrews (Bloustein School), Jacob Feldman (Psychology), and Jingang Yi (MAE).   
August 10, 2020
Rutgers School of Engineering is hosting a YouTube live event on Wednesday, August 12 from 3:30 PM to 4:40 PM. Nicholas Paraskevopoulos is an alumnus of the ECE Department and will be interviewed by ECE student ambassador Atmika Ponnusamy (class of 2021) , a member of the Rutgers Engineering Honors Academy and currently interning at Google. Dr. Paraskevopoulos is currently the Sector Vice President for Emerging Capabilities Development and Chief Technology Officer for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.
August 10, 2020
A team of Rutgers researchers is part of a multi-university initiative that has been awarded a $300K/1yr Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) Planning Grant from the NSF. The other universities in this collaborative effort are Virginia Tech, CMU, University of Florida, MIT, Purdue University, UT Austin and University of Washington.The Rutgers team is led by Professor Wade Trappe (PI). The co-PIs from Rutgers include ECE Professor Yingying Chen and Physics and Astronomy Professor Andrew Baker.
August 7, 2020
ECE Professor Emina Soljanin is the recipient of a new NSF award for the research project titled "Towards Full Photon Utilization by Adaptive Modulation and Coding on Quantum Links."  This is a two-year $500,000 collaborative effort between Rutgers and UCLA.
August 6, 2020
A team of Rutgers researchers is part of a multi-university initiative that has been awarded a $300K/1yr Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) Planning Grant from the NSF. The other universities in this collaborative effort are Virginia Tech, University of Southern California, University of Colorado-Denver, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of California Irvine, Princeton University and North Carolina State University. The Rutgers team is led by Distinguished Professor Narayan Mandayam (PI).
August 5, 2020
The NSF has awarded a $300K/1yr Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) Planning Grant to a multi-university team led by Distinguished Professor Raychaudhuri (PI) and Ivan Seskar (co-PI) of Rutgers ECE/WINLAB. SII is a recently announced program at NSF which includes funding for a planned $25M/5yrs research center with full proposals due in March 2021. An abstract of the project is given below:

July 2020

July 31, 2020
A Rutgers / Columbia / Arizona / CCNY team has been awarded a $3M/3yr grant (Rutgers amount $840K) from NSF entitled "IRNC: Testbed: COSMOS Interconnecting Continents (COSM-IC)". The Rutgers PI is WINLAB Chief Technology Officer Ivan Seskar, with Distinguished Professor Dipankar Raychaudhuri as co-PI. The project is aimed at development of an international networking and wireless testbed by federating US research testbeds including COSMOS, ORBIT, FABRIC and PEERING with experimental facilities in Ireland, Greece, Brazil and Japan.
July 24, 2020
ECE Associate Professor Mehdi Javanmard has received the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)for the project titled "Lab-on-a-Microparticle: Injectable Wirelessly Powered Label-free Nanowell Sensors for In Vivo Quantification of Protein and Small Molecules." The objective of the DARPA YFA program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts to awardees early in their careers so they may develop their research ideas in the context
July 24, 2020
A team of ECE faculty members led by Assistant Professor Chung-Tse Michael Wu (PI) have received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the NSF for the project titled "Directional Modulation Non-Contiguous OFDM Retrodirective Communication for Secure IoT." This project includes Associate Professor Waheed Bajwa and Distinguished Professor Narayan Mandayam as co-PIs. The total award amount for this two-year project is $300,000.

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