Welcome to BWAC

enlightenedUpcoming 2021 BWAC Semiannual Meeting 

The next semiannual BWAC IAB Meeting will take place virtuallyJune 24-25, 2021.  A Zoom link will be sent directly to IAB members and other participants. To help with the logistics, participants (IAB members, BWAC faculty and students, and other invited parties) are required to register at the following link:

Registration: Click here to register for the meeting.

A tentative agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Keynote 1: The Long & Winding Road to Next G [abstract]

Speaker: Ali Khayrallah, Engineering Director, Ericsson Research [bio]


Keynote 2: Accelerating 6G Innovation [abstract]

Speaker: Mark Pierpoint, Senior VP and President of Network Applications and Security, Keysight Technologies [bio]


BWAC Overview

Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) is a multi-university NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), led by the University of Arizona in partnership with University of Mississippi, Catholic University of America, and North Carolina State University. Along with NSF support, BWAC is funded by 20+ affiliate members from industry and DoD labs.

BWAC aims at advancing wireless technologies and providing cost-effective and practical solutions for next-generation (5G & beyond) wireless systems, millimeter-wave communications, wireless cybersecurity, shared-spectrum access systems, full-duplex transmissions, massive MIMO techniques, and others.

The mission of BWAC is to collaborate with industry research partners to create flexible, efficient, and secure wireless networks that satisfy broadband communication needs in businesses, in the home, and in the lives of individuals.

  • Address issues of spectrum through novel broadband technologies
  • Work with industry and academic partners to pursue large-scale research programs and create new visions for the wireless industry