SpectrumX News

  • NSF SpectrumX Responds to NTIA on Implementing the National Spectrum Strategy

    NSF SpectrumX Responds to NTIA on Implementing the National Spectrum Strategy

    In November 2023, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) put out a request for information on the Implementation Plan for the National Spectrum Strategy (NSS). Seventy-five spectrum stakeholders responded to the request, including NSF SpectrumX, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Center. 

  • SpectrumX founding research partner named director of MIT Haystack Observatory

    SpectrumX founding research partner named director of MIT Haystack Observatory

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced that Philip Erickson was named the director of the MIT Haystack Observatory, effective January 1, 2024. Erickson has served as the Observatory’s associate director and geospace lead scientist since 2020. Erickson is a founding member and research partner of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) SpectrumX, an NSF…

  • Electrical and computing engineering students learn academic research methods with SpectrumX at UCLA

    Electrical and computing engineering students learn academic research methods with SpectrumX at UCLA

    Over the summer of 2023, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hosted three SpectrumX-sponsored students in its National Science Foundation (NSF) research experience for undergraduate (REU) program. These students were paired with graduate students to pursue research in the electrical and computer engineering field and were guided through the process researchers take from project…

  • Two SpectrumX Colleagues Receive Google Endowed Professorships

    Two SpectrumX Colleagues Receive Google Endowed Professorships

    Florida A&M University (FAMU) has named two SpectrumX-affiliated faculty as Google endowed computer science and computer engineering progressors: Shonda Bernadin, Ph.D., an associate professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Hongmei Chi, Ph.D., a professor in the FAMU College of Science & Technology’s (CST) Department of Computer and…

  • Founding SpectrumX Broadening Participation Director Promoted at CU Boulder

    Founding SpectrumX Broadening Participation Director Promoted at CU Boulder

    SpectrumX’s founding Broadening Participation Director, Dr. Tanya Ennis, began her career as an electrical engineer and found her passion opening doors for young engineers through education. Since March 2022, Ennis has served as both Broadening Participation Director for both SpectrumX and the Research Support Office in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the…

Upcoming Events

SpectrumX Radio Shop Chat

PAWR: Platforms and Testbeds for Wireless Experimentation and Data Collection

Tommaso Melodia, William L. Smith Professor at Northeastern University

March 7th, 2022 | 4:30 pm (ET)

Virtual – Registration Required

Abstract: This talk will present an overview of existing testbeds and platforms available to the wireless research community for prototyping, experimentation, and data collection with a variety of
wireless technologies and scenarios, and with a focus on virtualized and softwarized wireless systems. The talk will discuss the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research Program and its resources for over-the-air experimentation and at-scale emulation, as well as a number of tools available to the research community for experiment design and analysis.

Bio: Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is the Founding Director of the
Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome – La Sapienza and
his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. Prof. Melodia is serving as Editor in Chief for Computer Networks, and was the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Infocom 2018, and General Chair for ACM MobiHoc 2020, IEEE SECON 2019, ACM Nanocom 2019, and ACM WUWNet 2014. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networked systems has been funded by US federal agencies and industry. https://ece.northeastern.edu/wineslab/people/tommaso/melodia.jpg

Women in TELCO
March 8th, 2022

10:40 am. EST

Introducing Dr. Monisha Ghosh, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and Policy Outreach Director, SpectrumX – An NSF Spectrum Innovation Center – one of our speakers. Monisha will be joining the panel discussion: “Building solid foundations for a diverse workforce: the importance of STEM education”.

To attend this session, register for free now https://hubs.ly/Q013V51n0


IEEE DySPAN 2021 runs Monday, December 13, 2021, through Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Additional Information

Presentations by SpectrumX Team Members

Monday, December 13, 2021
2:00 p.m . – 3:30 p.m., EST
A Property-Rights Mismatch Approach to Passive-Active Spectrum Use Coexistence
Martin Weiss, Ilia Murtazashvili (Univ. of Pittsburgh); Philip Erickson (MIT-Haystack)

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EST
Spectrum Pooling with Competitive Service Providers
Randall Berry and Michael Honig (Northwestern)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., EST
Nick Laneman (Univ. of Notre Dame)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Robust Neural Network-Based Spectrum Occupancy Mapping
Abbas Termos and Bertrand Hochwald (Univ. of Notre Dame)

Real-Time Wireless Transmitter Authorization: Adapting to
Dynamic Authorized Sets with Information Retrieval

Danijela Cabric (UCLA)

Executive Advisory Board Meeting – February 2022

First Center Meeting – April 2022

Career Expo – July 2022

Past Events

WInnComm 2021
November 30 – December 2, 2021.

December 2, 2021
2:45 p.m. EST
Additional Information

Center Director, Dr. Nick Laneman, gave the ending keynote at WInnComm 2021 organized by the Wireless Innovation Forum. This talk provided an overview and some of the latest updates on the first NSF Spectrum Innovation Center and its activities.

Ofcom: Enabling growth and innovation beyond 5G – the role of spectrum management

November 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST
Additional Information

Professor Monisha Ghosh was part of a panel that provided insights into new technologies and future developments needed in spectrum management to address the growing demand for spectrum.

SpectrumX Radio Shop Chats – Monday, February 7th, 2022

SpectrumX General Information Session

November 4, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
Video Recording

The radio spectrum community gathered for an overview of SpectrumX – the First NSF Spectrum Innovation Center. This session provided a great opportunity for the community to learn about the Center’s plans, ask questions, and engage with the Center.