July 2019

July 1, 2019
Siemens Corporation has announced that ECE PhD student Cong Shi will be the recipient of a Siemens sponsored calendar year Graduate Assistantship. Shi's appointment is calendar from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The total award  package is worth $64K. The goal of Cong’s research is to applying machine learning techniques to solve security problems in mobile computing. In particular, it performs machine-learning based contactless user authentication on the Internet of things (IoT) devices.

June 2019

June 20, 2019
ECE Graduate students Chen Wang and Neelakantan Nurani Krishnan were selected as the recipients of IEEE Communications Society Phoenix ISS Award for 2018-2019 academic year. Each student received an award of $3,000. The IEEE Communications Society Phoenix ISS Award was established to encourage engineering student to participate in professional activities. Awards are to be given to full-time or part-time students to cover expenses for students to attend the International Switching Symposium, or other IEEE Communications Society Conferences.
June 18, 2019
Associate Professor Dario Pompili and ECE Ph.D. students Vidyasagar Sadhu and Mehdi Rahmati have won the Best Demo Award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE SECON) that was held in Boston, MA. IEEE SECON provides a unique forum to exchange innovative research ideas, recent results, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in wireless networks, mobile systems, and the Internet of Things.
June 17, 2019
Dean Tom Farris of the School of Engineering has announced that Assistant Professor Salim El Rouayheb has been selected for the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award. The Tyson fund, established by A. Walter Tyson, a 1952 alumnus of the School, is used to recruit promising junior faculty. Funds made available through the generosity of the Tyson Family are used to offset the School's investments in talented young faculty. With this award, funds will be used toward the School commitments that were made toward Professor El Rouayheb's start-up package.
June 13, 2019
ECE Assistant Professor Anand Sarwate has received a new NSF award for the project titled "Between Shannon and Hamming." This is a three-year $500,000 collaborative award led by Rutgers (Anand Sarwate, PI) with the University at Buffalo (Michael Langberg, co-PI). Rutgers' share of this award is $250,000. 
June 13, 2019
Professor Kristin Dana has received a 3 year grant from the USDA-NIFA Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT) Initiative entitled "FACT: Deep Learning for Image-based Agriculture Evaluation". The award amount is $499,989. Kristin is the PI and the co-PI's are Peter Oudemans at Philip E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center at Rutgers University, and Aditi Roy at Siemens Corporate Technology.
June 13, 2019
Dr. Maria Striki has been offered reappointment as Assistant Teaching Professor to June 30, 2020. Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment Maria! We look forward to your continued success.
June 13, 2019
Dr. John McGarvey has been offered reappointment as Assistant Teaching Professor to June 30, 2020. Congratulations on this well deserved accomplishment John! We look forward to your continued success.
June 7, 2019
ECE PhD student Hafiz Imtiaz has been selected as a 2019-2020 Fellow in the Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PLDA).

May 2019

May 20, 2019
ECE PhD student Mengmei Ye working under the supervision of Assistant Professor Sheng Wei is part of a team that has won a "Samsung Breakthroughs That Matter" award at the MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2019 (