June 2023

June 23, 2023
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Rutgers is proud to announce that five of our doctoral students have been awarded the prestigious Best AI Innovation prize in the TE AI Cup 2022-23. The team, consisting of 5 ECE doctoral students—Yung-Ting Hsieh, Chuanneng Sun, Zhuoran Qi, Khizar Anjum (all from Prof. Pompili’s CPS Lab), and Ke Xia from Prof. Wei's lab—made significant contributions to real-world Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, impressing the TE jury and earning recognition among their international peers.
June 12, 2023
ECE PhD students Morriel Kasher and Rahul Aggarwal (under the supervision of Dr. Predrag Spasojevic) were selected as a finalist team for the 2023 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) for their proposal entitled Efficient Fixed-Point Design of Wideband MIMO Radar for Autonomous Driving.
June 7, 2023
Rahul Aggarwal, an ECE WINLAB Ph.D. candidate, has been selected as the recipient for the IEEE Communications Society Phoenix ISS Award 2023.  Prof. Predrag Spasojevic is Rahul's advisor.   Rahul's research lies at the intersection of signal processing, signal design and communication systems.  His paper titled “Low Latency Adaptive Receiver Processing using Nested Complete Complementary Codes” is about an efficient adaptive processing algorithm for MIMO Radars where the transmit signal is based on Golay complementary sequences.

May 2023

May 15, 2023
Graduating senior, Arpan Gupta has been recognized as a Henry Rutgers Scholar.   Arpan is double majoring in ECE and Computer Science and completed a thesis in Computer Science. Students completing honors theses in SAS departments are recognized each year as Paul Robeson Scholars. Some of those students are then nominated by their departments and selected by the award committee to receive Henry Rutgers Scholars Awards for having written exceptionally strong theses.   
May 12, 2023
Graduation and Capstone Day photos are in the Capstone Google Photo Album. You can get there from Academics > Undergraduate  > ECE Capstone page then click on 2023 Capstone Google Photo Album,  or click this link: ECE Google Photo Album The graduation photos are at the very bottom, so scroll all the way to view them.      
May 11, 2023
ECE Assistant Professor Shirin Jalali received a new grant titled "Compressed Sensing for Coherent Imaging Systems" from the Division of Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences (MCIS) of ONR. It is a collaboration between Rutgers and Columbia University. Our share is $239K. (Total award is $390K for three years.)  
May 8, 2023
ECE Professor Michael Caggiano has been voted by the Rutgers SOE Undergraduate Student Body to receive the 2022-23 Engineering Governing Council (EGC) Professor of the Year Award from within the Department of ECE. This award is annually given to one faculty member from each department in Rutgers SOE who best exemplifies the SOE mission of “Education, Research, and Service.” Michael has been an outstanding teacher in ECE covering courses in the important area of sustainable energy.  Congratulations to Michael!
May 5, 2023
Professor Emina Soljanin has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the IEEE Information Theory Society to honor an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community. The selection committee was particularly impressed with the diversity of Emina's service activities, especially her mentorship of young researchers.   Congratulations to Emina!