Director's Note

The iWINLAB has three main thrusts:

  • Wireless communication has been the fastest growing technology in history and may be more disruptive than the Internet. After experiencing four generations of wireless evolution that reaches a large percentage of the world's population, we are now immersed in the Wireless Century that will be characterized by pervasive broadband wireless networking. The Advanced Wireless Networking group is investigating new technologies that address the research challenges in this wireless environment and are directed towards emerging 5G and future 6G cellular systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced WiFi (802.11) networks. Our research is directed towards creating new technologies that increase wireless capacity and network reliability. Our research incorporates the latest analytical technologies such as Machine Learning, Data Science, and Game Theory.
  • The Biomedical Wireless Information Networking research is directed towards using wireless and learning systems technologies to advance the state-of-the art in biomedical devices. The current focus is on cardiac rhythm devices, such as the integrated vectorcardiogram (iVCG) with 24x7 diagnostic quality cardiac information being captured on a miniaturized device. Current research is directed towards using the recorded big data to predict cardiac events.
  • The In vivo Wireless Information Networking research focuses on studying and creating novel in vivo channel models and wireless signal processing, communications and networking that will match the requirements and limitations of implanted bio-medical devices, which are more restricted, from a communication and computing standpoint, than any devices that have ever been networked by human-created means. A current focus is the advancement of telemedicine and bio-medical systems, with a focus on the MARVEL system for creating a paradigm shift in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).
  • Our research involves collaboration and synergistic activities with many like-minded members of our department, college, university, industry, and colleagues throughout the world.


    Rich Gitlin