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About the Institute

The Wireless Institute (WI) is a research center within the prestigious College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. The Wireless Institute was established in January 2010 to leverage Notre Dame’s extensive experience, tackle important interdisciplinary problems involving both radio technologies and spectrum policy, and broaden the University’s impact on the world. WI engages faculty from the departments of electrical engineering, computer science, and engineering, sociology, law, and finance. WI created the first NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program at Notre Dame and now leads the NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) Center.

Personnel & Facilities

  • 5 Core and 10 Affiliated faculty members (EE, CSE, Finance, Sociology)

  • 45 Graduate Students

  • 1 full-time staff (Administrator)

  • 1 full-time Software Communication Engineer

  • 1 full-time Senior Hardware Engineer

  • $5.5M/year in research expenditures

  • Over 5,200 sq ft. of laboratory space and two Field Research Vehicles

  • Over $7M in equipment


• 1,550 publications, 20 books
• 18,000 citations
• 5 IEEE/ACM paper awards
• Extensive Industry experience
• Multiple contributions to wireless standards, e.g., 3G, 4G (WiMAX, LTE)
• 23 recent patents

Notre Dame Radio Society

Amateur radio has a long history at Notre Dame, including the first successful long-distance radio transmission by Jerome Green in 1899. He hung an antenna from the top of the basilica and transmitted to the Saint Mary’s campus with self-built equipment. In order to ensure that this tradition continues, we have formed the Notre Dame Radio Society (NDRS)


Second Wednesday of Each Month
5:30 – 6:30 PM
277 Fitzpatrick Hall