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NJIT Researcher Roberto Rojas-Cessa Receives Innovators Award from NJ Inventors Hall of Fame

Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD

Roberto Rojas-Cessa, PhD, of Brooklyn, NY, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF). Dr. Rojas-Cessa was honored for his renowned research in the areas of broadband and high-speed networks and a wide range of computer communication technology applications. The awards, which recognize significant scientific achievement and contributions to innovation in the Garden State, were presented at a formal banquet on October 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ.

Dr. Rojas-Cessa joined NJIT in 2002, where he has been involved in the design and implementation of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for biomedical applications and high-speed computer communications and in the development of high-performance and large-capacity packet switches. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and other institutions. He received the Newark College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award in April 2013.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.