December 2019

December 10, 2019
Dr. Chris Marty (ECE, Class of 1993) was recognized with the 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award on December 6 at an event held in the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering. He is a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Two Sigma Investments LLC, a quantitative hedge fund located in Manhattan. In this role, Chris combines financial modeling with large scale computing to deliver superior investment results.  
December 9, 2019
The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2019 meeting, has elevated Professor Yingying Chen to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2020, with the following citation: for contributions to mobile computing and mobile security.  Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. Congratulations on this outstanding recognition of professional achievement, Yingying!
December 9, 2019
Professor Yingying Chen and her student Zhenzhe Lin have won the Best Paper Award at the 6th EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT 2019) for their paper titled "WiFi-enabled Automatic Eating Moment Monitoring Using Smartphones." HealthyIoT is an international scientific event series dedicated to the Internet of Things and Healthcare.
December 8, 2019
ECE Research Day 2019, held on Friday, December 6, was a great success. This event was a great opportunity for ECE students, PostDoc Associates and visiting students to present their research projects, share their creative ideas, and network with their peers. 61 posters were presented by graduate and undergraduate students (including summer research, internships, and co-ops), covering a diverse range of research topics. Also, two Fall 2019 Capstone teams had a chance to showcase their senior design project: "Drone Object Detection and Tracking" advised by Prof.
December 4, 2019
Tahiya Chowdhury has been selected to attend the Computing Research Association Committee on Widening Participation workshop to be held on April 16-18 in New Orleans. Tahiya will participate in the Grad Cohort for Women workshop. CRA will fully support travel and related expenses.

November 2019

November 26, 2019
Sukhjit Singh, an undergraduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, has won the Best Outreach Efforts award in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 2019 NSF REU Student Poster Competition. He also received a travel grant to attend the competition, which took place in November in Salt Lake City.
November 19, 2019
A Rutgers student team led by ECE PhD student Mehdi Rahmati shared the first prize in the 2019 IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC) Student Competition for their project titled "LICOT: Litter-Information-Centric Ocean of Things.” LICOT provides a novel sensing framework to tackle marine pollution. The other members of the team include MS graduate student Archana Arjula (ECE), and undergraduates Agam Modasiya (MAE), Karun Kanda (CS), and Mohammad Nadeem (ECE).
November 4, 2019
Professor Wade Trappe and Research Scientist Andrey Garnaev have won the Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) for their paper, "An Eavesdropping and Jamming Dilemma when the Adversary might be Subjective." 

October 2019

October 31, 2019
Associate Professor Dario Pompili has been selected for the honor of  2019 ACM Distinguished Member for “Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing.”   The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named 62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2019 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play.   
October 29, 2019
Associate Professor Dario Pompili and ECE Ph.D. students Zhuoran Qi and Xueyuan Zhao have won the Best Paper Award at the 2019 ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (ACM WUWNet), which was held in Atlanta, GA for their paper titled "Range-extending Optical Transceiver Structure for Underwater Vehicles and Robotics."