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.
Distributed and federated machine learning.
Quantum machine learning and quantum communication networks.
Semantic communications and networking.
Wireless cellular and 6G networks.
Extended reality over wireless networks.
Large intelligent surfaces and smart environments.
Wireless communications and networking using unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.
Connected autonomy (control, communications, sensing).
The Internet of Things.
Age of information.
Behavioral game theory.
Smart cities and critical infrastructure.