August 2023

August 17, 2023
Umer Hassan received an award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project “PFI-TT: Immuno-Dx: A Biomedical Platform Technology for Personalized Diagnostics”. This is a 2-year, single PI project with a total budget of $550,000.  
August 15, 2023
Emina Soljanin received a new NSF grant titled Collaborative Research: CIF: Small: Maximizing Coding Gain in Coded Computing. It is a collaboration between Rutgers and Texas A&M University. Rutgers is the project's lead institution, with a share of $375K. (Total award is $600K over three years.) 
August 15, 2023
ECE Associate Professor Laleh Najafizadeh is the PI for a new NSF award, from the “Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS)” program, for her research project titled "NCS-FO: Uncovering Dynamics of Neural Activity of Subjective Estimation of Time”.  This is a three-year project with a total budget of $879,091.  The Co-PI on this project is Professor Tracey Shors from the Department of Psychology.
August 14, 2023
ECE Professor Ivan Marsic has received a continued grant from NIH/NBIB on the project "Development of a Video-based Personal Protective Equipment Monitoring System."   

July 2023

July 28, 2023
ECE Alumna Sennur Ulukus is the first woman faculty member from engineering to be named a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. The title is the highest appointment bestowed on a tenured faculty member; it is a recognition not just of excellence, but of impact and significant contribution to the nominee’s field, knowledge, profession, and/or practice.
July 24, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Umer Hassan received an award from National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project “A Medical Device Enabled by Portable Fluorescence Microscopy and Microfluidics for Monitoring Surgical Inflammation Biomarkers”. This is a three-year, single PI project with a total budget of $420,000.
July 24, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Hang Liu received a new grant titled "CICI: TCR: Prompt, Reliable, and Safe Security Update for Cyberinfrastructure" from NSF. It is a collaboration between Rutgers and the University of Utah. There is only one institute per submission. Rutgers is the sub-awardee of the project, and its share is $300K. (Total award is ~$1.2 million for three years.)
July 20, 2023
ECE faculty Yingying Chen is a part of the team receiving the Rutgers Brain Health Institute (BHI) Pilot Grant in Neuroscience for Center and Program Project Grants. The proposal is titled as An Integrated Approach to Build Precision Medicine for Substance Use Disorders. The pilot project aims to establish the foundation for an NIH NIDA Center of Excellence focused on building precision medicine approaches for substance use disorders (SUDs).
July 10, 2023
Professor Emina Soljanin has won the 2023/24 Urmila Agrawal Distinguished Visiting Chair Professorship at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This professorship is an institute-level award with a single recipient across all fields per school year.

June 2023

June 23, 2023
The ECE Department is excited to announce that the Rutgers Board of Governors has approved the following promotions in ECE effective on July 1, 2023: Mehdi Javanmard:  Full Professor Predrag Spasojevic:  Full Professor Emina Soljanin:   Distinguished Professor The ECE Department is proud of the talented faculty in our department !