Our Vision


We believe that tomorrow's wireless environment will consist of heterogeneous systems operating at many scales. Many of these systems will be distributed, mobile, and some will incorporate low-power, unreliable, and computationally limited components. The number of different wireless systems competing for the use of scarce spectrum will continue to proliferate with different services having distinct quality of service requirements.

Current Wireless Challenges:


If these are not done soon, we run the risk of having innovation in the future being hobbled by well-intentioned but misguided regulatory regimes and legacy systems put in place today.


Research Directions


Our research focuses on getting fundamental insights and developing better ways to think about wireless systems. In the course of doing this, we come up against many previously formulated open problems in network information theory (e.g. non-degraded broadcast channels, relay channels, two-way channels, etc.) that have evaded the community's grasp. We believe that by taking a fresh perspective and formulating the problems in a different way, it is possible to get further understanding. In addition to information theoretic models and bounds, we study protocols, codes, and algorithms. Some topics we are currently exploring are:

Intellectually, we serve as the "theory and algorithms" foundry for the work that occurs at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center and maintain synergistic relationships with CITRIS and the system-level wireless projects on campus. On the regulatory and policy front, we are in contact with faculty at the law school.


Faculty Research Profiles


The center is comprised of six core faculty members in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley whose interests include information theory, communications, signal processing, and coding theory. Click here to read more about their individual research.


Recent Projects


Here are some slides from recent presentations by our students: