April 2018

April 20, 2018
Dean Tom Farris of the School of Engineering has just announced that Assistant Professor Anand Sarwate has been selected for the 2018 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 Sarwate's start-up package.
April 9, 2018
The Rutgers/Columbia/NYU COSMOS project was officially announced today – see links below. This is an NSF grant being administered by the PAWR Project Office (PPO) for $12.5M + $10M industry contribution over a 5 year period. The goal is to deploy an advanced wireless research testbed at city scale in uptown Manhattan, with a technology focus on ultra-high bandwidth and low latency wireless communication tightly coupled with edge computing. Rutgers is the lead organization with the following team members: D.

February 2018

February 20, 2018
ECE PhD student Kazem Cheshmi has received the 2018 Adobe Research Fellowship. The Adobe Research Fellowship is highly competitive  and recognizes outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computing of interest to Adobe. The Adobe Research Fellowship consists of a $10,000 award, Creative Cloud subscription membership for one year, an Adobe Research mentor, and an internship at Adobe for the summer of 2018.  A full list of the award winners can be found 

December 2017

December 19, 2017
An ECE team led by WINLAB Associate Director Ivan Seskar along with graduate students Ratnesh Kumbhkar and Dragoslav Stojadinovic has won the $750K 5th place prize at the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2). The SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.
December 7, 2017
Bo Li, a recent PhD graduate (2017) of the Rutgers Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, has won the 2017 Robert T. Hill Memorial Best Dissertation Award, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS). 

November 2017

November 21, 2017
 The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2017 meeting, elevated Professor Yanyong Zhang to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2018, with the following citation: "for contributions to robust and efficient large-scale sensor networks". Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.  Congratulations on this outstanding recognition of professional achievement, Yanyong!
November 10, 2017
Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers Rutgers engineers create VibWrite, a finger vibration-based security system By Todd B. Bates October 29, 2017     “Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond.
November 7, 2017
In an effort to highlight the research in our department, allow students to network with their peers, help them select an advisor, and also motivate our undergrad students to get involved in research, ECE Research Day was held on Tuesday, November 7 from 3pm-5pm in EE building hallway.

October 2017

October 13, 2017
Dr. Narendra Nath Puri was a professor of Electrical Engineering at Rutgers for 38 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was intentional about moving Rutgers Engineering forward and countless students, faculty, staff and alumni have benefitted from his efforts. Dr. Puri passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, at the age of 82. Dr. Puri’s wife, Dr. Kamal Puri, has generously donated this scholarship in honor of her husband and his work.        
October 11, 2017
Parishad Karimi captured first place in the graduate category of ACM’s Student Research Competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration held October 2017 in Orlando. Her research was sparked by the exponential growth of wireless networks and the incompatibility of different access technologies within the same frequency band. To solve this problem, she proposed SMART, a distributed resource management architecture that enables coordinated resource usage.