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About Wireless @ Virginia Tech


Wireless @ Virginia Tech was officially organized as a research group in June, 2007. Prior to that, we were known as the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG). Wireless @ Virginia Tech brings 15 core faculty members with 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.

Wireless @ Virginia Tech has a 25 year history of solid research results and innovations that has contributed to the rapid advancement of wireless technology. But our greatest contribution to the expansion of wireless technology is by far our students. Wireless @ Virginia Tech has produced exceptionally gifted and well trained students that are aggressively sought after in both government and the private sector and that remains our primary mission. Wireless @ Virginia Tech will continue to pioneer research in the field of wireless networks and technology. The future of wireless will be the overall theme of our Wireless Symposium & Summer School which is scheduled for May 27 - 29, 2015. We hope you will attend the symposium and help us chart that future.


New! Updated & Revised Wireless @ Virginia Tech Flyer (pdf)

News & Events

Dr. Walid Saad named Steven O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow. Read More

Jeffrey Reed reappointed Willis G. Worcester Professor. Read more

Dr. Allen MacKenzie and Dr. Walid Saad lead international research effort on millimeter frequencies. Read More

Dr. Walid Saad awarded $300K NSF grant to study the role of consumer behavior in managing energy in the smart grid. Read more

Spectrum-ShaRC contest deadline to enter, Oct. 15, 2015. Entry Form!

Spectrum-ShaRC contest deadline to enter, Oct. 15, 2015. Entry Form!

Wireless @ Virginia Tech Quarterly Newsletter is now online.

Dr. Charles Clancy Appointed to the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Read more

Dr. Walid Saad receives $150,000 NIST Grant under the Global City Teams Challenge. Read more


Dr. Walid Saad and Yaman Sharaf-Dabbagh win best paper award at the26th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC). Read more

BWAC Postdoc & GRA Positions available

Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position and 2 GRA positions. For more info email Dr. Jerry Park


Dr. Jerry Park Promoted to Professor!

Symposium slides and presentations are being uploaded to the agenda page as they become available. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT UPLOADS!

Our quarterly newsletter is now online! If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please send an email to donathan at vt dot edu

New Internship Opportunity!

AFRL in Rome, NY has opportunities for summer interns at graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for post-docs. Please contact Dr. Dietrich at if you would like more information


New Class!

ECE 4984 Special Study for Fall of 2015

The goal of this course is to introduce you to these emerging technologies: wireless smart phones, Wikipedia, Facebook, youTube, Twitter, iCloud, and others, that define your networked life. Flyer is available here!

Dr. Jeff Reed interviews with CTIA's WOW Multimedia Library

Dr. Walid Saad is the Recipient of 3 NSF Grants

Virginia Tech Students Present at MILCOM 2014

Dr. Reed & Dr. Park Work to Organize a Wireless Spectrum R&D Senior Steering Group Workshop

Drs. Park, Dietrich, Marojevic and Reed Awarded Grant for LTE Enhanced Testbed

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