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Shantenu Jha received an NSF grant of $1.25M for the project "Middleware and High Performance Analytics Libraries for Scalable Data Science". This is part of a $5M grant led by Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, for which Shantenu is the middleware architect.

The NSF press release about the project can be found at:
http://www.nsf.gov/new/news_summ.jsp?...

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PhD candidate Yulong Yang received a scholarship to attend Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results - The LASER Workshop.

The scholarship includes a registration of $150 and $1000 for travel costs.

Yulong will be presenting the paper "Text Entry Method Affects Password Security", which is co-authored with his advisor, Prof. Janne Lindqvist and Antti Oulasvirta of Aalto University.

The paper...

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The paper "Elastic Pathing: Your Speed is Enough to Track You" by Xianyi Gao (ECE PhD student), Bernhard Firner (ECE PhD, ECE instructor), Shridatt Sugrim (ECE MS, WINLAB staff), Victor Kaiser-Pendergrast (CS undergraduate student), Yulong Yang (ECE PhD candidate), and Prof. Janne Lindqvist received "the Best Paper Nominee award" at UbiComp 2014.

UbiComp 2014 is a highly selective tier-1 conference...

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Dr. Saman Zonouz received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology in 2006, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. Before joining Rutgers he was Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Miami.   Dr. Zonouz's research interests include security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, intrusion detection...

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Dr. Mehdi Javanmard received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Before joining Rutgers he was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Stanford Genome Technology Center of Stanford University.

Dr. Javanmard's research exploits emerging micro and nanotechnologies, electronic, photonic, and microelectromechanical...

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Prof. Wade Trappe was elected to serve on the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors in the capacity of Regional Director-at-Large for Regions 1-6 for the term 1 January 2015 through 31 December 2016. This is a significant achievement, Dr. Trappe was elected directly by the IEEE Signal Processing Society membership around the world, which is testament of the international recognition that he enjoys as a researcher.

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Prof. Trappe is co-recipient (with Andrey Garnaev of WINLAB) of the Best Paper Award from the 7th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications (MACOM 2014) for their paper, Secret Communication when the Eavesdropper Might be an Active Adversary.

The...

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Congratulates the
ECE Travel Award Winners


ECE Research Excellence
In support of travel for the student author of a paper accepted for publication
at a research conference. Each winner receives $300.
The...

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Feixiong Zhang, an ECE WINLAB Ph.D. student working with Prof. Yanyong Zhang received the Best Poster Award at the 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2014) conference for his presentation on content delivery in the MobilityFirst architecture.

The poster title was "Enabling Mobile Content-Oriented Networking in the MobilityFirst Future Internet Architecture...

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Rutgers researchers have shown that GPS technology is not needed to show where a driver traveled. A starting point and the driver's speed are enough.

In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the

chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their premiums. What these drivers may not know is that they could be revealing where they are driving, a privacy boundary that many would...