Our group works at the intersection of Wireless Communication, Sensing and Networking (hence WCSNG). We develop theory and algorithms with special focus on implementation and protyping of solutions in our impact areas. Our current impact areas include: wireless localization, sensing for autonomous driving, sensing for healthcare, spectrum sensing for next-generation networks, and wireless systems for VR/AR applications.

We have a multi-discplinary team with collaborative efforts across ECE, CSE and MAE departments. The group has a strong foundation in signal processing, system design and modeling. We use a wide repertoire of software to verify our theory and approach. We routinely work with wireless radios, both off-the-shelf and those designed in house. Our members are also experienced in data gathering and use popular machine learning techniques to expose cross-layer solutions to problems.



We develop state-of-the-art methods [BLoc, SpotFi, WiDeo, Spoton] for locating WiFi devices and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) tags.

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Spectrum Sensing

Developing spectrum sensing entities that scale to requirements of next-generation wireless networks.

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Full Duplex

Full Duplex from theory to practice. Managing self interference cancellation, and various applications.

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Harnessing wireless backscatter for low-power communication, sensing and wireless channel conditioning.

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We investigate privacy and security vulnerabilities in wireless systems, and develop defense mechanisms to address such vulnerabilities.

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Vehicular Sensing

Sensing for autonomous vehicles, toward multi-sensor fusion and robust radar imaging.

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Virtual Reality

We develop untethered VR with a robust, high-quality wireless communication link. Infrastructure-free VR enabled by wireless tracking of VR headset.

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Wireless Communication

We are improving the communication rate, efficiency, low latency, and robustness using commodity WiFi and millimeter-wave radios.

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We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master’s students to join the team (more info) !


June 2022

1st International Workshop on AI Perception at CVPR 2022 is live. See more details here.

May 2022

BLE security paper is out. See more details here. Congrats Hadi!

Apr 2022

WiFi localization and mapping paper P2SLAM accepted at IEEE Robotics and Automation'22. P2SLAM dataset is also released. Congrats Aditya Arun!

Dec 2021

Agrim got an invite from GetMobile'22 on his NSDI'21 paper on Sensing and localizing contact forces with signal reflections. Congrats Agrim!

Dec 2021

SCISRS $6M IARPA grant to secure wireless data communication (partner with JASR systems and Noise lab, UCSD). See news.

Sep 2021

Scott Zhao, undergraduate researcher at WCSNG, presented his paper ULoc at IMWUT'21. Watch a demo ULoc- a cm-accurate, low-latency and power-efficient UWB tag localization system.

June 2021

Ish was awarded winner of 3MT competition at student workshop SMS, Mobisys'21. Congratulations Ish!

May 2021

Congratulations Ish! paper accepted at Siggcomm'21 on mmReliable (enabling reliable mmWave links).

Mar 2021

Manideep presented SyncScatter- Enabling WiFi like synchronization and range for WiFi backscatter Communication at NSDI'21

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