Welcome to the WCSL home page! Our research philosophy is to identify and understand fundamental bottlenecks in design and/or understanding of a wide variety of systems, and to use a blend of creative ideas, modeling, mathematics, computer simulations, and prototyping to develop architectures and algorithms to relieve these bottlenecks. We are currently working on next generation communication and sensing infrastructures, and on fundamental problems of learning and inference. 

Our research initiatives are often interdisciplinary, since we tackle hard problems that require collaboration of people with diverse expertise. Ongoing research includes developing a comprehensive framework for multiGigabit millimeter wave communication, theory and algorithms for imaging with short- to medium-range millimeter wave radar sensors for emerging autonomous systems, and systematic approaches for robust machine learning.  


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  • We’re finally ready to talk about a recent tech transfer story: ShadowMaps, a technology spinout from our lab which produces drastic improvements of GPS in urban settings.
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  • Prof. Madhow and Prof. Zhang (UCSD) give a tutorial on mm wave systems at ACM SIGCOMM 2017. Slides available from the tutorial page.