Academics

WNCG is an organized research unit in the Cockrell School of Engineering  .

The majority of the faculty and graduate students are in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, though WNCG also includes faculty and graduate students from the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering. WNCG has links with other departments and research centers at UT Austin, including the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Transportation Research.

WNCG provides ample opportunity for students to engage in research collaborations with industry, as well as with other universities. Many of our students have gone to work for Industrial Affiliate companies, entered into successful academic careers at institutions around the globe or founded notable technology start ups.

Graduate Students

ECE Graduate Admissions

All graduate students looking to work within WNCG must first be accepted to a graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin.

View information regarding applications and enrollment in the graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Undergraduate Students

Though most research within WNCG is performed by graduate research assistants, there are some opportunities for undergraduate research. These vary by semester and faculty member.
 

Research

6G@UT Forum

6G@UT Hosts Third-Annual Forum

May 14, 2024
Third installment of 6G@UT Forum hosted on UT Austin Campus
Edison Thomaz

Scientists to Study Real-World Eating Behaviors Using Wearable Sensors and AI

March 19, 2024
The four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, supports the researchers’ plan to develop a system to detect detailed information on eating motions, potentially every bite and chew.
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New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

Jan. 25, 2024
UT is launching the Center for Generative AI, powered by a new GPU computing cluster, among the largest in academia. The cluster will comprise 600 NVIDIA H100s GPUs — short for graphics processing units, specialized devices to enable rapid mathematical computations, making them ideal for training AI models.
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WNCG Director Todd Humphreys Featured in New York Times

Dec. 4, 2023
Research from WNCG Director Todd Humphreys was featured in the New York Times in November.
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Digesting Big Data

Aug. 24, 2015
With Big Data playing a role in the lives of companies and individuals across the globe, and data being collected on everything from apps to electronic health records to parking meters, society debates how best to use this mass of information. “The stormy sea of Big Data can lead to data indigestion,” WNCG Associate Director Prof. Constantine Caramanis states. “We are interested in the application of data for engineering problems, from petroleum to health to recommendation engines.”
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Sifting Through Social Noise

June 27, 2014
Recent years have radically changed the way people socialize; in parts of the developed world that have good broadband and cellular penetration, the average person now spends more time on online social networks than on physical meetings with acquaintances outside their immediate family.
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Video Aware Wireless Networks (VAWN) Research Program

Feb. 24, 2014
The next generation of wireless networks will become the dominant means for video content delivery, leveraging rapidly expanding cellular and local area network infrastructure. We believe that video networks at every time-scale and layer should operate and adapt with respect to perceptual distortions in the video stream.