The Network sciEnce, Wireless, and Security laboratory at Virginia Tech (NEWS@VT)  is a research group focused on developing fundamental mathematical tools and principles to design, develop, and build smart, secure, and self-organizing systems, with applications to networks, wireless systems, Internet of things (IoT) systems, smart power grids, and cyber-physical systems. Our research is largely interdisciplinary and draws upon tools from optimization, game theory, machine learning, statistics, control and economics to design and build networks and cyber-physical systems.

We are currently focused on several research thrusts:
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for wireless networks.
  • Federated learning over real-world wireless networks.
  • Wireless cellular and 6G networks.
  • Virtual reality over wireless networks.
  • Large intelligent surfaces and smart environments.
  • Integration of millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz cellular networks.
  • Wireless communications and networking using unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.
  • Autonomous vehicles over wireless networks.
  • The Internet of Things.
  • Age of information.
  • Behavioral game theory.
  • Smart cities and critical infrastructure.
  • Cyber-physical systems.
  • Data analytics.
  • Cybersecurity.
We have openings for new PhD students starting Spring/Fall 2020, in any of the above or related areas,  we are also always looking for new postdocs within our area of research, broader information is found here