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                                      NATIONALLY-PROMINENT PROGRAMS:
                                             WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The area of wireless telecommunications and networking encompass some of today’s most exciting applications -- mobile communications, e-commerce, health care, medical telemetry, military, and homeland security. Well established as a major research concentration in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, wireless telecommunications at NJIT is the focus of two major multi-disciplinary research centers: the Center for Communications and Signal Processing, led by Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, which is focused on developing the underlying infrastructure for wireless communication, and the New Jersey Center for Wireless Networking and Internet Security, headed by Atam Dhawan, professor and chair of the department, which coordinates research and commercial development for wireless and networking applications.

. . . . . . . Wireless telecommunications at NJIT is the focus of two major multi-disciplinary research centers . . . . . . .

The telecommunications research concentration has external grants and contracts exceeding $3 million annually, with substantial support from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as well as contracts and partnerships with private industry. Telecommunications also boasts NJIT’s largest doctoral program, with more than 60 PhD candidates currently enrolled. Read an article about wireless research in NJIT Alumni Magazine.

Initiatives include:

  • BUILDING THE WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE: Technologies to enable the next generation of digital communications are the focus of research at the Center for Communications and Signal Processing, led by Yeheskel Bar-Ness, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering. Read more.
  • FASTER, FARTHER, BETTER WIRELESS: Consumer demand for improvements in transmission speed and user mobility are shaping the focus of research by Alex Haimovich, professor of electrical engineering. Read more.
  • INNOVATIVE WIRELESS SOLUTIONS: New solutions for integrated wireless network management, data and network security are the goals of the New Jersey Center for Wireless Networking and Internet Security, directed by Atam Dhawan, professor and chairman of electrical and computer engineering. Read more.
  • MANAGING WIRELESS NETWORKS: Symeon Papavassiliou, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is developing software tools and network architecture to better manage wireless and wired networks with an NSF Early Career Development Award. Read more.

Complementing NJIT’s research in wireless telecommunications is the world-class research program of the university’s Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory and the Owens Valley Radio Array, both in California. With extensive support from NASA and the NSF, NJIT’s solar researchers have developed new and enhanced optical devices that take some of the world’s most accurate images of the sun and allow measurement of its magnetic field. These observations translate into important information on phenomena that affect climate and telecommunications, such as space weather. Read more about solar physics research at NJIT.