Wireless @ Virginia Tech was officially organized as a research group within The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in June 2004. However, our story dates back even further than that.
Formerly known as the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), Wireless @ Virginia Tech has a history spanning almost 30 years of exceptional research results and innovations that have contributed to the rapid advancement of wireless technology.
Our 19 core faculty members have extensive technical expertise in wireless networking, communication systems, applied signal processing, dynamic spectrum access, cybersecurity, RF technologies, and system integration.
While expertise lies deep within electrical engineering, collaboration with disciplines outside of electrical engineering, such as computer science, mathematics, economics, and business, also makes up the Wireless @ Virginia Tech team.
Despite our outstanding research endeavors, developing our students remains our primary mission. Wireless @ Virginia Tech has produced exceptionally gifted and well-trained students that are aggressively sought after in both government and the private sector.
Wireless @ Virginia Tech will continue to pioneer research and develop students in the field of wireless networks and technology.
Hands-on Learning for Radio Frequency Spectrum Innovation
Continuing education opportunity (2.0 CEUs): Self paced course sequence progresses from wireless fundamentals to AI/ML frequency agility in 20 hours. Web-based interactive simulations let you explore foundational concepts for wireless communications, spectrum sharing, and spectrum superiority, then program controllers to operate frequency-agile radio links in shared bands.
5G Fundamentals: A Concise Introduction to 5G
Wireless@VirginiaTech is pleased to offer complimentary 5G training in collaboration with Dr. Nishith Tripathi and Prof. Jeff Reed. This self-paced program provides a concise technical overview of 5G through a series of seven video sessions.
Wireless@Virginia Tech Industry Affiliates
Wireless @ Virginia Tech News
- 01/2023: Lingjia Liu receives National Science Foundation grant to improve 6G access for all
- 12/2022: Harpreet S. Dhillon elected AAIA Fellow for “outstanding achievements in the area of Machine Learning for Communication Systems”
- 11/2022: Lingjia Liu has been elected to the NSC Executive Committee
- 11/2022: Harpreet S. Dhillon elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions to heterogeneous cellular networks”
- 09/2022: Walid Saad and Harpreet S. Dhillon receive a new $1 million NSF grant to study Vision-Guided Wireless Communication Systems
- 07/2022: R. Michael Buehrer and Jeffrey H. Reed receive a NIST grant to develop a 5G-enabled Emergency Indoor Localization System
- 07/2022: Harpreet S. Dhillon appointed to the Executive Editorial Committee of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
- 03/2022: R. Michael Buehrer and Ph.D. student Charles Thornton featured in the Signal Magazine
- 03/2022: Wireless@Virginia Tech receives a new IARPA project through the Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems (SCISRS) program (PI: Lingjia Liu; Co-PIs: Jeff Reed, Carl Dietrich, and Harpreet Dhillon). Wireless@Virginia Tech's share is $1,478,540
- 02/2022: Walid Saad named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list
- 11/2021: Harpreet S. Dhillon received the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Outstanding Young Researcher Award
- 11/2021: R. Michael Buehrer and Ph.D. student Charlie Thornton, (along with ARL collaborator Tony Martone) received the Vanu Bose Award for the best paper at the 2021 IEEE MILCOM for their work on universal learning for cognitive radar
- 10/2021: Harpreet S. Dhillon and Ph.D. Student Mohamed Abd-Elmagid received WiOpt 2021 Best Student Paper Award for their work on AoI
- 08/2021: Wireless@Virginia Tech receives a new NSF project (ECCS-2128594) on Intelligent Dynamic Spectrum Access for Spectrum through Reinforcement Learning for Spectrum Coexistence (PI: Lingjia Liu; Co-PI: Yang (Cindy) Yi). Wireless@Virginia Tech's share is $450,000