Tamal Bosewas named Virginia Tech's site director forthe multi-university Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology(WICAT) to collaborate with industry research partners to create flexible, efficient, and secure wireless networks. WICAT, an NSF center, includes teams fromPolytechnicUniversity, the University of Virginia, Columbia, andAuburnUniversity. WICAT's mission is to create networks that satisfy the needs of businesses and of consumers.
Virginia Tech's research contributions to the center are focused on cognitive radio-based wireless networks, with efforts in software defined radios (SDR), cognitive radios, cognitive network testbed implementation, theoretical foundations of wireless communications and wireless systems modeling and simulation. Virginia Tech's part of the award amounts to $350,000.