All incoming Graduate students are invited to attend this orientation for program overview, helpful information and faculty research presentations.
ECE Ice Cream Social for ECE Undergrads, Grads and Faculty!
ECE is excited to kick off the Fall 2018 semester as we welcome new and returning students to campus!
Just for fun, let's eat some ice cream and hangout
We hope to see you there!
Professors Salim El Rouayheb and Yingying Chen have won a new NSF award for the project titled "Secure Distributed Coded Computations for IoT : An Information Theoretic and Network Approach." This is a three year $1.2M collaborative effort led by Rutgers University (Salim El Rouayheb, PI and Yingying Chen, Co-PI) with University of Illinois at Chicago. Rutgers' share of this award is $800,000.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a new Internet paradigm connecting an exponentially increasing number of smart IoT devices and sensors. IoT applications include smart cities, transportation systems, mobile healthcare and smart grid, to name a few. Unlocking the full power of IoT requires analyzing and processing large amounts of data collected by the IoT devices through computationally intensive algorithms that are typically run in the cloud. This leaves the IoT network, and the applications it is supporting, at the complete mercy of an adversary (enemy nations, hackers, etc.), or a natural disaster (hurricane, earthquake, etc.), that can jeopardize the IoT, or completely disconnect it from its "brain" (the cloud), with potentially catastrophic consequences. As part of this project Salim and Yingying and their teams will explore secure coded computations aimed at addressing the security challenges of IoT dependence on the cloud for computations by allowing data to be processed locally by IoT-devices that collaborate together to compute. The project will also validate the feasibility of the proposed secure codes and algorithms by building a mobile healthcare monitoring framework using IoT devices.
You can find more details on the project at the NSF page here.
Congratulations Salim and Yingying on this exciting collaborative effort!
Narayan Mandayam has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kharagpur. This is a prestigious and increasingly competitive award with recent winners including Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai. The award will be given out at the annual convocation in July.
Assistant Professor Mehdi Javanmard has won a new DARPA award for the project titled "Closing the Feedback Loop for Neural Stimulation-Based Therapeutics: Continuous Monitoring of Inflammatory Processes."
This is a 18 month $642,000 collaborative effort with UPenn led by Rutgers University. As part of this project, Mehdi and his team will fabricate in-vitro and quasi in-vivo wireless probes for continuously monitoring inflammatory processes in subjects undergoing stimulation of the peripheral nervous system for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Professor Emina Soljanin participated in an American Masters podcast hosted by PBS celebrating the life of Hedy Lamar, along with Academy-Award-winning actor Susan Sarandon and filmmaker Alexandra Dean. Please find the podcast here where Emina discusses similarities of her NSF project to Hedy Lamar's work.