Marco Gruteser

Associate Professor

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Marco Gruteser is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University and a member of the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB). He is a pioneer in the area of location privacy, having developed the first cloaking algorithms for spatial information. Beyond location privacy, his expertise includes location-aware networking and its connected vehicle applications. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in these areas, which together received more than 2700 citations (per Google Scholar).

Previously, he was also a research associate at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he designed the software platform for the New York Times-featured BlueSpace smart office prototype. He completed a Vordiplom at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 1998, received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and held a visiting position at Carnegie Mellon University.

He has served on the technical program committees of numerous ACM and IEEE conferences, including MobiCom, MobiSys and INFOCOM. He also serves on the editorial boards of the journals IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and Elsevier Computer Networks. His research has appeared on CNN national TV and on NPR as well as in the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, CBC Online, and many other media outlets.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
  • Vordiplom in Computer Science, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 1998

Research Interests

  • Location-aware systems
  • Pervasive computing systems
  • Privacy and security
  • Mobile networking
  • Sensor networks
  • Performance evaluation

Awards and Recognitions

  • Research cited by Senators Franken and Coons in their Sep 23, 2011 letter to OnStar Corporation to urge them to reconsider changes in to their privacy policy and practices.
  • Best Paper Award at ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) 2011.
  • Invited to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium 2011.
  • Best Paper Award at the ACM/USENIX Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys) 2010.
  • Rutgers Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence 2010.
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2009.
  • Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation 2008.

Selected Publications

Detecting Driver Phone Use Levering Car Speakers. Jie Yang, Simon Sidhom, Gayathri Chandrasekharan, Tam Vu, Hongbo Liu, NicCecan, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Richard Martin, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2011.

Ashwin Ashok, Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam, Kristin Dana, Jayant Silva, Michael Varga, "Challenge: Mobile Optical Networks Through Visual MIMO," Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2010.

Kishore Ramachandran, Ravi Kokku, Honghai Zhang, Marco Gruteser, "Symphony: Synchronous Two-phase Rate and Power Control in 802.11 WLANs," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networkingvol. 18, Number 4, pages 1289-1302, August 2010.

Ishtiaq Rouf, Rob Miller, Hossen Mustafa, Travis Taylor, Sangho Oh, Wenyuan Xu, Marco Gruteser, Wade Trappe, Ivan Seskar, "Security and Privacy Vulnerabilities of In-Car Wireless Networks: A Tire Pressure Monitoring System Case Study," Proceedings of the 19th Annual USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security), 2010.

Suhas Mathur, Tong Jin, Nikhil Kasturirangan, Janani Chandrashekharan, Wenzhi Xue, Marco Gruteser and Wade Trappe, "ParkNet: Drive-by Sensing of Road-side Parking Statistics," Proceedings of the 8th ACM/USENIX Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys), San Francisco, CA, 2010. Best Paper Award

Vladimir Brik, Suman Banerjee, Marco Gruteser, Sangho Oh, "Wireless Device Identification with Radiometric Signatures," Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), pages 116-127, 2008.

Baik Hoh, Marco Gruteser, Ryan Herring, Jeff Ban, Dan Work, Juan-Carlos Herrera, Alexandre Bayen, Murali Annavaram, Quinn Jacobson, "Virtual Trip Lines for Distributed Privacy-Preserving Traffic Monitoring," Proceedings of ACM/USENIX International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), pages 15-28, 2008.

Baik Hoh, Marco Gruteser, Hui Xiong, Ansaf Alrabady, "Preserving Privacy in GPS Traces via Density-Aware Path Cloaking," ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), pages 161-171, 2007.

Marco Gruteser and Dirk Grunwald, "Anonymous Usage of Location-Based Services through Spatial and Temporal Cloaking," Proceedings of First ACM/USENIX International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), San Francisco, CA, pages 31-42, May 2003.

Email: 

gruteser @ ece.rutgers.edu

Contact No.: 

(732) 993-4561

Office: 

WTC 110 / CoRE 505