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Mission Statement


The mission of Wireless @ Virginia Tech is to:

  • Produce students who continue to make advances in wireless networks and technologies as members of government, industry, and academia
  • Do pioneering research that impacts next generations wireless networks and technologies
  • Serve the wireless industry and government through rapid response research, consulting, symposia and short courses
  • Bring together interested outside parties and group members who have synergistic technical needs and expertise


The Director's Corner

Welcome to the home of Wireless @ Virginia Tech, an exciting university-wide focus on wireless technology. Wireless @ VT is bringing together researchers, facilities, equipment, and expertise from across Virginia Tech to focus on multi-disciplinary solutions to "Invent the Future" of wireless. One of the largest university wireless research groups in the United States, Wireless @ Virginia Tech encompasses several centers and groups, including the world renowned Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), Center for Wireless Telecommunications (CWT), and Virginia Tech Antenna Group (VTAG).

The primary mission of Wireless @ Virginia Tech is to develop a research environment that produces high caliber students as future leaders in academia, industry, and government. Wireless @ Virginia Tech continues to lead in producing the future innovators and developers by refocusing our research efforts to focus on the opportunities as well as the obstacles in newly emerging wireless technology. Our Research Thrust Areas are available here.


News & Events

Dr. Walid Saad named Steven O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow. Read More

Jeffrey Reed reappointed Willis G. Worcester Professor. Read more

Dr. Allen MacKenzie and Dr. Walid Saad lead international research effort on millimeter frequencies. Read More

Dr. Walid Saad awarded $300K NSF grant to study the role of consumer behavior in managing energy in the smart grid. Read more

Spectrum-ShaRC contest deadline to enter, Oct. 15, 2015. Entry Form!

Wireless @ Virginia Tech Quarterly Newsletter is now online.

Dr. Charles Clancy Appointed to the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Read more

Dr. Walid Saad receives $150,000 NIST Grant under the Global City Teams Challenge. Read more


Dr. Walid Saad and Yaman Sharaf-Dabbagh win best paper award at the26th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC). Read more

BWAC Postdoc & GRA Positions available

Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position and 2 GRA positions. For more info email Dr. Jerry Park

Dr. Jerry Park Promoted to Professor!

Symposium slides and presentations are being uploaded to the agenda page as they become available. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT UPLOADS!

Our quarterly newsletter is now online! If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please send an email to donathan at vt dot edu

New Internship Opportunity!

AFRL in Rome, NY has opportunities for summer interns at graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for post-docs. Please contact Dr. Dietrich at if you would like more information


New Class!

ECE 4984 Special Study for Fall of 2015

The goal of this course is to introduce you to these emerging technologies: wireless smart phones, Wikipedia, Facebook, youTube, Twitter, iCloud, and others, that define your networked life. Flyer is available here!

Dr. Jeff Reed interviews with CTIA's WOW Multimedia Library

Dr. Walid Saad is the Recipient of 3 NSF Grants

Virginia Tech Students Present at MILCOM 2014

Dr. Reed & Dr. Park Work to Organize a Wireless Spectrum R&D Senior Steering Group Workshop

Drs. Park, Dietrich, Marojevic and Reed Awarded Grant for LTE Enhanced Testbed

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