December 2020

December 14, 2020
ECE Graduate Bo Li (2017 PhD) has been selected to receive the 2020 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for the paper "Optimum Co-Design for Spectrum Sharing between Matrix Completion Based MIMO Radars and a MIMO Communication System", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, September 2016 that he co-authored with ECE Professors Athina Petropulu and Wade Trappe.
December 8, 2020
Rutgers ECE professor Umer Hassan researches personalized medicine.   An opinion article Dr. Hassan wrote for the Star Ledger was published online at   Umer Hassan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Rutgers University School of Engineering, holds a joint appointment at Rutgers Global Health Institute.
December 1, 2020
Star-Ledger article written by Prof. Saman Zonouz that is part of an op-ed series on engineering projects that will change the world by Rutgers School of Engineering faculty. Link to online artice that appeared in  

November 2020

November 25, 2020
It is our great pleasure to inform you that the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2020 meeting, elevated Professor Dario Pompili to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2021, with the following citation: for contributions to underwater acoustic communication networks 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.
November 24, 2020
Herbert Freeman, former ECE colleague and State of New Jersey Professor of Computer Engineering, died Sunday morning November 15th.  Prof. Freeman died at his home in New Jersey, he was 94.  Joan, his wife of 65 years, and his daughters Nancy and Susan were with him. His son Robert predeceased him. Herbert Freeman was recognized as a pioneer in Computer Science and Engineering.  He had a distinguished career and won many professional awards and honors.   He was the founder of MapText Inc. and he also served as Director of the CAIP center at Rutgers University.
November 23, 2020
ECE Associate Professor Anand Sarwate is the recipient of a new NIH award for the project entitled "COINSTAC 2.0: Decentralized, Scalable Analysis of Loosely Coupled Data” through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This is a 5-year $3 million grant to Georgia State University (Vince Calhoun, PI). The amount subcontracted to Rutgers is $623,113.
November 20, 2020
ECE Professor Shantenu Jha is part of a team that was recognized with the 2020 ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. This special prize was presented to a 12-member team for their project “AI-Driven Multiscale Simulations Illuminate Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Dynamics” and is being awarded in 2020 and 2021 to recognize outstanding research achievement toward the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of high performance computing (HPC).
November 12, 2020
The 2020-2021 Professor Narendra Puri Scholarship was awarded to Jeffrey Isaacs, Zhaoyi Xu, and Shounak Rangwala.

October 2020

October 19, 2020
Dr. Muhammad A. Lodhi, who obtained his PhD degree in ECE under the supervision of Prof. Waheed U. Bajwa in May 2020, has been recognized by the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies (SGS) for his groundbreaking research on signal processing and its applications to cancer diagnostics through an Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2020.
October 19, 2020
Corey Norton, a graduate student in assistant professor Umer Hassan’s laboratory has won the Excellence in Outreach and Service Award from the School of Graduate studies (SGS).The Excellence in Outreach and Service Award recognizes SGS graduate students who have made significant contributions to organizations outside Rutgers University. Two awards were made in this category across all of Rutgers, with Corey being the only recipient in the School of Engineering.