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As the world is becoming more interconnected, and embedded computing devices, e.g. as in the Internet of Things, an intelligent computing and communication network is emerging. To run this new connected electronic world, ECE members are developing smart algorithms for the next generation infrastructure.

Shamsnaz S. Virani
Assistant Professor

Systems Modeling and Engineering Research Lab (SMERL)

The Systems Modeling and Engineering Research Laboratory (SMERL) focuses on two key research areas –

1.Policy Modeling

2.Model based Safety Analysis for complex systems

We primarily work on – 1) Building evidence-based policy analysis and demonstrating the value of using systems engineering methods in policy design, development and implementation, and 2) Leveraging model based systems engineering to integrate system design with safety analysis and automate the generation of safety artifacts.

Research Areas:

  • Policy Modeling


  • Model Based System Safety
  • Model Based Systems Engineering

Center for Bioelectromagentic Modeling & Design

Our research (jointly with Mass General Hospital, A. A. Martinos Ctr. for Biomed. Imaging) is in bioelectromagnetics of the brain in application to neurostimulation and neurophysiological recordings. It includes both computational modeling at mesoscale and multiscale, and experiment.

Research Areas:

  • Boundary element fast multipole method (BEM-FMM)
  • Modeling transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation, experiment
  • Modeling EEG &MEG. Experiment
  • Modeling microwave imaging, experiment

Center for Wireless Information Network Studies

Established in 1985 as the world's first academic research program in wireless indoor networks, the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS) is a renowned wireless research laboratory focused on development of cyberspace applications based on multipath RF propagation characteristics of the indoor radio channel.

Research Areas:

  • Intelligent Spectrum Monitoring for 5G and Beyond


  • Cyberspace Applications with RF Cloud
  • Indoor Geolocation Science and Technology

Alexander Wyglinski
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Wireless Innovation Lab

The Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WILab) conducts fundamental and applied research in wireless communication systems engineering and vehicular technology. Consisting of over 1500 sq ft of prime research space as well as state-of-the-art software tool and experimentation equipment, this facility focuses on devising new solutions and new knowledge in the areas of cognitive radio, 5G/6G, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, autonomous vehicles, spectrum coexistence, vehicular security, prototype wireless systems, satellite communications, millimeter wave communications, and GPS/GNSS. WILab has been extensively funded via numerous sponsors from both government and industry, including the National Science Foundation, MathWorks, Office of Naval Research, Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA, and the MITRE Corporation.

Research Areas:

  • Cognitive Radio
  • 5G/6G
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Software-defined Radio
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Spectrum Coexistence
  • Vehicular Security
  • Prototype Wireless Systems
  • Satellite Communications
  • Millimeter Wave Communications