Dr. R. Michael Buehrer has been named the new Director of the Wireless @ Virginia Tech research group, seceding Dr. Jeff Reed. Dr. Reed is the outgoing director, and founder, of Wireless and will continue to serve as an advisor on the faculty board. Dr. Reed has led the Wireless group for the past 16 years. Dr. Buehrer is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. You can reach Dr. Buehrer at rbuehrer at vt.edu, or visit his faculty/personal website at http://buehrer.ece.vt.edu/
Dr. Jung-Min "Jerry" Park has been appointed the new Associate Director of Affiliate Relations. In this capacity, Dr. Park will be the "go to" person for questions regarding membership eligibility, benefits, and privileges involved in the affiliate program. Dr. Park is also the site director for the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC), and NSF I/UCRC program that also has an affiliates program, so he comes into this position with a wealth of experience. Dr. Park is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. You can reach Dr. Park at jungmin at vt.edu, or visit his website at http://www.arias.ece.vt.edu./
Jeff Reed, Willis G. Worcester professor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded a research grant from the Defense University of Research Instrumentation Program to develop a Cognitive Medical Wireless Testbed system (COMWITS). The proposed COgnitive Medical Wireless Testbed System (COMWITS), with cognitive radio nodes and sensing capabilities (RF sensing + accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, temperature) will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to test new and innovative cognitive wireless communications, sensor networks, and biomedical applications under real world conditions to ensure essential intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Dr. Reed is the Principal Investigator and Dr. Taeyoung Yang is the Co-Principal Investigator on this project. Dr. Reed can be reached at reedjh at vt.edu, and his website is located at https://wireless.vt.edu/faculty/reed/. Dr. Taeyoung Yang can be reached at tayang1 at vt.edu.
The VA Wireless Association (VAWA) is proud to announce a $15,000 pledge to the VA Tech Wireless Program within the College of Engineering curriculum. On May 1, 2014 at the VAWA Educational event in Alexandria, VA, Ed Donohue-President of VAWA, presented a ceremonial check to VA Tech representatives. The scholarship will fund recipients within the VA Tech Wireless Program and those that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in wireless communications or broadband technology upon graduation. To see pictures of the presentation and to join VAWA please visit http://www.vawireless.org/news-140501-scholarship.htm
Oceus Networks, Inc. provides customized broadband products and solutions to governments and enterprise customers across the globe leveraging the latest in standards-based commercial technology". Wireless @ Virginia Tech would like to thank Oceus Networks for their support of our research. It is with the financial support of industry that technological advances are made. For more information on Oceus Networks, please visit their website at http://oceusnetworks.com/. For more information on our Industrial Affiliates program, please visit https://wireless.vt.edu/affiliates/ or contact Dr. Jerry Park at jungmin at vt.edu.
Dr. Jerry Park has been awarded a faculty fellowship from the College of Engineering. He will receive $5,000 annually for the next three years to support his research in cognitive radio networks and spectrum sharing technologies. Dr. Park is also the site director for the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center, and is the Associate Director for Affiliate Relations in the Wireless @ Virginia Tech department.