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NYU WIRELESS is a vibrant academic research center that is pushing the boundaries of wireless communications, sensing, networking, and devices.

Centered at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and involving leaders from industry, faculty, and students throughout the entire NYU community, NYU WIRELESS offers its industrial affiliate sponsors, students, and faculty members a world-class research environment that is creating fundamental knowledge, theories, and techniques for future mass-deployable wireless devices in a wide range of applications and markets.

Every January, NYU WIRELESS hosts an annual recruiting day for all of its students and Industrial Affiliate sponsors, and hosts a major invitation-only wireless summit every April, in cooperation with Nokia Bell Laboratories, for the center’s Industrial Affiliates and thought leaders throughout the global telecommunications industry.


Associate Directors Sundeep Rangan, Thomas L Marzetta, John-Ross Rizzo, and Dennis Shasha are working with Director and Founder Ted Rappaport to manage NYU WIRELESS across Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses of NYU.

Prof. Rappaport has powered the 5G millimeter wave era, and is a leading educator in the wireless arena, having authored many books and started three major wireless research centers.

Prof. Rangan is an Electrical Engineering professor at NYU Tandon, and was a co-founder of Flarion Technologies, which developed Flash OFDM, one of the first cellular OFDM data systems.

Prof. Marzetta originated the concept of Massive MIMO, and continues to sustain contributions to the development and promotion of Massive MIMO.

Prof. J.R. Rizzo is an assistant professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at NYU Langone Health. His research is focused on wearable technology and blindness and visual impairment.

Prof. Shasha of Courant’s Computer Science Department is widely known for his expertise in data-intensive algorithms, streaming data, and is a highly acclaimed inventor of mathematical puzzles.

Prof. Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport

Prof. Sundeep Rangan
Associate Director

Prof. Thomas L Marzetta,
Associate Director

Prof. John-Ross Rizzo
Associate Director

Prof. Dennis Shasha
Associate Director

Patricia Donohue
Administrative Director

Ash Dean
Web Design & Dev Manager

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NYU WIRELESS 10th Anniversary
Fall 2023
NYU WIRELESS celebrates a decade of connection with its 10th anniversary issue of Pulse.
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The Impact of Undirected Research
Fall 2022
NYU WIRELESS researchers have received several awards, including an NSF RINGS grant, a donation of a da Vinci Surgical System from the Intuitive Foundation, and an NSF award to develop novel computational network modeling to help mitigate the spread of pandemics such as COVID-19. Please read more in the Fall 2022 issue.
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Enhanced Micro-Sensors Super Sensitive to Biomolecules
Fall 2021
A new way of enhancing the performance of electrochemical micro-sensors has been uncovered by researchers from NYU WIRELESS, together with partners from other NYU departments and external collaborators. This important discovery could lead to the detection of biomolecules, such as dopamine, at lower concentrations than is possible today.
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Why 5G is Safe
Fall 2020
There is no connection between COVID-19 infections and 5G. Anyone who tells you different either doesn’t know what they’re talking about or is trying to sell you on something.But you don’t have to take our word for it. We talked with Dr. Theodore Rappaport, founding director of NYU Wireless and 5G expert, about this claim. Not only does he state that there is“absolutely no factual basis” to a 5G-coronavirus connection, he’s written an entire paper on the safety of this new mobile technology.
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“6G and Beyond” Explored in IEEE Access Journal
Fall 2019
Following the groundbreaking paper published by NYU WIRELESS Founder and Director Ted Rappaport and colleagues in 2013 titled, “Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!,” NYU WIRELESS has now published a cutting-edge successor that sets a vision for 6G: “Wireless Communications and Applications Above 100 GHz: Opportunities and Challenges for 6G and Beyond.” Published by IEEE Access on June 6, 2019, and available for free download, this invited paper explores the potential of the sixth generation (6G) of wireless networks and beyond.
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5G—What Does it Mean and When Will it Happen?
Spring 2019
5G—what does it mean and when will it “happen?” To help answer this question, this issue of the Pulse has a primer on 5G, and briefly explains how it differs from the previous four generations of cellular telephones. NYU WIRELESS has been fortunate to have played a major role in setting a vision and demonstrating the viability of new frequency bands, millimeter wave bands, never before believed to be viable for mobile communications, so we are in a strong position to see beyond 5G, and to ask the question “what comes next?”
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NYU WIRELESS Poised for New Growth
Fall 2018
In August 2012, when a handful of faculty founded NYU WIRELESS, my students and I had in our possession the world’s first massive collection of 28 GHz propagation data from the streets of New York City. We knew that millimeter wave wireless communications would work better in mobile environments than anyone would be- lieve, and we were convinced that millimeter wave spectrum was the only way the wireless world could keep up with consumer demand…
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ComSenTer Award
May 2018
NYU WIRELESS was fortunate to be selected to participate in ComSenTer, a DARPA/industry partnership. It is a newly formed hub for advanced wireless and sensing research that is the latest initiative in JUMP, the Joint University Microelectronics Program, a sweeping five-year $200 million industry/academia partnership to accelerate innovation in microelectronics-based technologies, including wireless communications…
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NYU WIRELESS to Bring Ultra-Speed Wireless Connectivity to First Responders
July 2017
​Researchers met in San Antonio, Texas in June, 2017 to jump-start technology that could enable first responders to relay video in moving ambulances, employ virtual reality in emergencies, receive high-definition images from drones in real time, or control robots in restricted indoor environments too dangerous for humans…
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Professor Elza Erkip Wins Outstanding Achievement Award from WICE
January 2017
NYU WIRELESS professor Elza Erkip was recognized by the Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee for her outstanding technical work in the field of communications engineering, and for having achieved a high degree of visibility in the field. ..
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Wireless Announcements Have Major Impact
July 2016
Groundbreaking announcements last week in the wireless field resulted in a “double rainbow day” on Friday, according to Professor Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS. Rarely have so many initiatives aligned at once to move a field forward…
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About this Issue
February 2015
Researchers at NYU WIRELESS are at the forefront of 5G cellphone technology. This issue features highlights of our annual open house. In response to an FCC Notice of Inquiry, NYU WIRELESS filed a detailed set of recommendations to shape the future of wireless..
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Nokia Solutions and Networks and NYU WIRELESS Bring First-ever 5G Summit to Brooklyn
May 2014
If you had any doubts that Brooklyn was fast becoming one of the hottest locales in the tech industry, look no further than the 5G Summit, held from April 23 to 25 at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering…
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NSN Joins NYU WIRELESS Industrial Affiliate Program
December 2013
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has made a multi-year commitment to actively participate in 5G research activities together with the NYU WIRELESS research center. NSN joins NYU WIRELESS as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member….
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NYU WIRELESS “5G Cellular: It Will Work!” Paper Featured as an IEEE Highlighted Article
October 2013
On a recent visit to NYU WIRELESS by IEEE, NYU WIRELESS Director Ted Rappaport was filmed as part of IEEE’s “Featured Article” series. Rappaport spoke about the future of 5G wireless traffic and the potential of his research into millimeter wave wireless communications technology. …
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Qualcomm Technologies and L3 Join NYU WIRELESS
August 2013
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has joined NYU WIRELESS as its 5th Industrial Affiliate and board member. Qualcomm Technologies operates substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions…
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L-3 Communications Becomes 4th NYU WIRELESS Industrial Affiliate Sponsor
July 2013
L-3 Communications has joined the NYU WIRELESS research center as an industrial affiliate sponsor and board member. L-3 is a leading aerospace and defense company with technical expertise and best-in-class products in many areas, including secure and networked communications, microwave, RF and telemetry. ..
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Wireless Electronic Monitoring Determines Patients’ Adherence to Doctor’s Orders
April 2013
Doctors often wonder if their patients are following orders. After all, without the patient’s cooperation, the best medical treatments in the world will not work if the patient does not follow the proper prescribed dosing regimen….
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NYU WIRELESS opens world-class research space
February 2013
NYU WIRELESS has opened 13,500 square feet of research space, which combines research in wireless technologies, computing and medical applications. The space was designed to create a collaborative environment where state-of-the-art wireless research can be conducted amongst faculty and student researchers…
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December 2012
In the heart of New York City, an exciting new academic research center has been born. New York University (NYU) and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), formerly known as Brooklyn Polytechnic and now NYU’s engineering college, have invested approximately $8 million in initial funding to create NYU WIRELESS. Involving 25 faculty members and 100 graduate students from NYU-Poly’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Courant’s Computer Science department, and NYU’s renowned School of Medicine, NYU WIRELESS is the first academic center of its kind in the world…
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