February 2020

February 10, 2020
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms – too tiny to be seen by the naked eye – and their response to threats to their ecosystems.
February 4, 2020
After winning Tournament Champions and the Design Award at the Widener University Competition, the Rutgers IEEE VexU Robotics team aimed higher after missing out on a World tournament spot. They traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to compete in the VexU Cardinal Classic competition. This time, they only brought one team, SKAR (Scarlet Knights at Rutgers), to compete. Of the over a dozen people who worked on the bots throughout the year, the team members who traveled to Maryland were:

January 2020

January 30, 2020
The Rutgers IEEE VexU Robotics division competed in the Widener University Robotics tournament in Chester, Pennsylvania against teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. RIEEE brought two teams, SKAR (Scarlet Knights at Rutgers) and RUSK (Rutgers University Scarlet Knights) to this competition. The teams consisted of: Tim Petersen, ECE-20’ Israel Jackson, MAE-20’ Agam Modasiya, MAE-22’ Jack Lowry, ECE-23’ Akash Pathuri, ECE-23’ Rakesh Warrier, RBS-23’ Josh Chung, CS-23’
January 2, 2020
Yuqian Zhang has joined the ECE Department as a new Assistant Professor. Yuqian was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Computer Science and the TRIPODS data science center at Cornell University.

December 2019

December 19, 2019
A team of ECE faculty members led by Assistant Professor Umer Hassan (PI) have received a new NSF award for the project titled " Multi-Modal Data-Driven Platform for Multiplexed Cellular Antigen Classification using Nano-electronic Barcoded Particles for Whole Blood Applications."
December 13, 2019
Batoul Ahmad Taki has been selected to attend the Computing Research Association Committee on Widening Participation workshop to be held on April 16-18 in New Orleans. Batoul will participate in the Grad Cohort for Women workshop. CRA will fully support travel and related expenses.
December 13, 2019
Assistant Professor Umer Hassan has received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award  for his project titled "MEDIUM: Monitoring and Engineering Decompression Illness during Undersea Missions." The 
December 10, 2019
Dr. Chris Marty (ECE, Class of 1993) was recognized with the 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award on December 6 at an event held in the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering. He is a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Two Sigma Investments LLC, a quantitative hedge fund located in Manhattan. In this role, Chris combines financial modeling with large scale computing to deliver superior investment results.  
December 9, 2019
The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2019 meeting, has elevated Professor Yingying Chen to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2020, with the following citation: for contributions to mobile computing and mobile security.  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, Yingying!
December 9, 2019
Professor Yingying Chen and her student Zhenzhe Lin have won the Best Paper Award at the 6th EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT 2019) for their paper titled "WiFi-enabled Automatic Eating Moment Monitoring Using Smartphones." HealthyIoT is an international scientific event series dedicated to the Internet of Things and Healthcare.