June 2018

June 21, 2018
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. Congratulations Mehdi!
June 14, 2018
The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved the promotion of Peter Meer to Distinguished Professor. Congratulations to Peter on this well deserved recognition!
June 14, 2018
Professor Yingying Chen has received a new Army Research Office (ARO) award for the project titled "Enhanced Learning of Sensor Fusion for Human Authentication" This is a three year $351,162 project in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ($100,000).
June 11, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Emina Soljanin on her new NSF award for the project titled "Covert/Secret and Efficient Message Transfer in (Mobile) Multi-Agent Environments." This is a three year $500,000 collaborative effort led by Rutgers University (Emina Soljanin, PI) with NJIT. Rutgers' share of this award is $250,000.
June 11, 2018
Tahsina Farah Sanam, an ECE PhD student working with Prof. Hana Godrich, has been awarded a Microsoft Scholarship to attend 2018 ACM Richard Tapia Conference in Orlando Florida.  The award will cover travel and hotel accommodations.
June 9, 2018
Professor Yingying Chen and ECE Ph.D. students Chen Wang and Jian Liu have won the Best Paper Award at the 2018 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS) for their work on non-intrusive in-baggage suspicious object detection using commodity WiFi.
June 6, 2018
Provost Wanda Blanchett has approved the promotion of Hana Godrich to Associate Teaching Professor effective July 1, 2018. Hana has been an outstanding member of our faculty while leading the execution of our undergraduate mission on several fronts related to teaching, research and outreach. This well deserved promotion of Hana in the non-tenure track track is a first in the history of ECE and shows the University's strong appreciation and long term commitment to her exemplary efforts.
June 1, 2018
Rutgers electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Janne Lindqvist was awarded a prestigious CAREER award by the National Science Foundation. The award is given to early career faculty who show excellence in integrating teaching and research.

May 2018

May 21, 2018
An ECE graduate student team has won 2nd place at the Siemens Corporate Technology’s FutureMakers Challenge for the theme "Autonomous Agricultural Production using Robotics and AI."  The team comprising of students Matthew Purri, Jia Xue, Peri Akiva and Eric Wengrowski, who work in Professor Kristin Dana's lab won this recognition for their project "Computer Vision in Agriculture."  Professor Peter Oudemans from Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences co-advised the students on this project.  Please see attached an image of the GUI the students created as part of their proje
May 14, 2018
ECE PhD student Tuyen (Harry) Tran has been selected to receive the 2018 School of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award.