The Wireless Networking & Communications Group (WNCG) is an interdisciplinary center for research and education at The University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on industrial relevance.
- To create a collaborative environment which supports basic research and promotes technical innovation, imagination and entrepreneurship in wireless networking and communications and applications thereof.
- To provide a highly relevant education and opportunities for students wishing to pursue careers in wireless networking, communications and related areas.
WNCG has an exceptional track record fostering collaborations with and among industry. We seek to serve industry by creating and disseminating knowledge about wireless networks and communications through research, teaching and technology transfer. As such, a primary source of sponsorship for WNCG is our Industrial Affiliates program – this includes leading wireless, software, and semiconductor companies who take an active role in our research program. This website serves as the focal point for WNCG’s research, events, and the wireless movement in Austin.
WNCG Director, Robert Heath, currently manages the operational aspects of the center, which includes 17 faculty from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences at U.T. Austin and over 100 graduates and undergraduates as well as research scientists, post doctoral and industry visitors. Dr. Sanjay Shakkottai is the Associate Director.
WNCG was founded in 2002 by Ted Rappaport and a number of faculty at The University of Texas. He served as Director until December 2005 and remains the Founding Director and active member of the group.
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