April 25, 2002
CMU's new Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking (CWBN) taps into the current of the $116 billion telecommunications and networking industry through collaborative research combining industrial and university innovations. Directed by Daniel D. Stancil, Professor of ECE, the Center's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about advanced heterogeneous networks through research, teaching, and technology transfer. CWBN features more than 20 faculty members and more than 50 research projects, with thrusts in:
Applications for wireless technology include mobile phones and "Wireless Andrew," CMU's wireless local area network (LAN), that connects to the university Intranet from anywhere on the 100-acre campus. Optical applications are increasing as more voice calls and Internet data are sent over long distances using light signals on optical fibers.
Companies that are interested in learning more about the Center's research and Industrial Partners Program are invited to register for the First Annual CWBN Spring Review on April 25-26.
-Also featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Brief.