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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.

Systems Modeling and Engineering Research Lab

Shamsnaz Virani Bhada

Shamsnaz S. Virani

Assistant Professor-Engineering

Systems Engineering grew out of practicing engineers designing and managing complex engineering projects from concept to reality. The Inter-disciplinary nature of WPI engineering programs, the project centric approach to education and the innovative mindset all support the growth of a strong and successful system engineering curriculum and program. More importantly, systems engineering concepts push the domain boundary by not only supporting engineering missions but also humanitarian and social missions.

Antenna Lab

Sergey N. Makarov

Sergey N. Makarov


My professional work centers on computational human phantoms, applied electromagnetics, and the numerical optimization and prototyping of selected on-body antenna types. RF studies can lead a student to challenging research and careers in a number of fields, including wireless communications, health care, power electronics, financial services, environmental management, engineering design and production, antenna design, radar engineering, and signals processing. RF is also moving into the biomedical field where there are many opportunities for wireless RF applications.

Center for Wireless Information Network Studies

Kaveh  Pahlavan

Kaveh Pahlavan


I am a professor of ECE, a professor of CS, and director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS). My laboratory, the first of its kind in the world, specializes in radio propagation study for the design of algorithms used in wireless networks. Beginning in 1985 we applied our research to the design of wireless local and personal area networks and since the mid-’90s to wireless localization applications. My passion is in innovation and entrepreneurship and my students and I have been involved in a number of leading-edge start-up companies.

Wireless Innovation Lab

Alexander  Wyglinski

Alexander Wyglinski

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is an internationally recognized expert in wireless communications, cognitive radio, spectrum coexistence, broadband connectivity, 5G/6G, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, satellite communications, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr.