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The Wireless Institute (WI) collects faculty, staff, and students across the University who are engaged in wireless innovation and education. WI is led by a Director and an Executive Committee who constitute additional sub-committees in various areas. Collaborations with other offices on campus provide a single portal to the wireless industry and relevant government agencies.


J. Nicholas Laneman has served as Founding Director of the Wireless Institute since January 2010.  The Director leads the Institute and serves as the primary point of contact for its major activities. The Director is the de facto supervisor of all research, technical, and administrative staff supported by the Institute.


Faculty Leadership

The following faculty work closely with the Director to coordinate research and business development activities of the Wireless Institute with industry partners as well as other campus units.

University Offices

Advisory Board

External Advisors are sought from academia, industry, and government. These advisors will periodically review the Institute’s programs and assess progress toward its goals. If you are interested in recommending an External Advisor, please contact the Director.