SpectrumX News

  • Bridging the Digital Divide

    Bridging the Digital Divide

    Up to 30 percent of 16,000 South Bend public school students lack reliable internet access at home. That’s nearly 5,000 students who can’t use school-provided Chromebooks at home to read textbooks and turn in their work online In 2012, enFocus grew out of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s program (ESTEEM). Fellows work as nonprofit consultants on tech projects in the local community.

  • SpectrumX research partners publish paper on spectrum rights in outer space  

    SpectrumX research partners publish paper on spectrum rights in outer space  

    The recent research paper entitled “Spectrum Rights in Outer Space: Interference Management for Mega-constellations” was published on August 2, 2022. In this work, the authors examine the governance of non-Geostationary communication satellites (NGSOs) and propose alternative spectrum sharing approaches.

  • SpectrumX Policy Outreach Director, External Advisory Board member react to release of FCC, NTIA memorandum of understanding

    SpectrumX Policy Outreach Director, External Advisory Board member react to release of FCC, NTIA memorandum of understanding

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, August 2, that the two agencies will be increasing their coordination on spectrum management efforts. Monisha Ghosh, SpectrumX Policy Outreach Director, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and former Chief Technology Officer at the FCC, and Janice Obuchowski, SpectrumX External Advisory Board member, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Technologies, and former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, within the Department of Commerce, NTIA, offered their comments.

  • National Spectrum Consortium launches Women in Spectrum Scholarship

    National Spectrum Consortium launches Women in Spectrum Scholarship

    The National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) is pleased to announce the Women in Spectrum Scholarship program. NSC intends to name at least 5 Spectrum Scholars during the inaugural year of this program (2022-2023). With this program, the NSC is hoping to further develop the pipeline of talented women engineers entering fields related to spectrum and communications.

  • SpectrumX research partner comments on the “battle over spectrum supremacy”

    SpectrumX research partner comments on the “battle over spectrum supremacy”

    A recent article published in the technology magazine IEEE Spectrum focused on the clash of U.S. billionaires over spectrum resources. The article, “SpaceX and Dish’s super-shady war for the world, or, why three billionaires are girding for battle over spectrum supremacy – why it matters,” was published on July 15, 2022.

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.