The Networking and Wireless Systems Laboratory (NWSL), located in ENG1 471, founded in 2016 in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of UCF. The research efforts in our laboratory touch various topics in computer communication networks encompassing both experimental and theoretical aspects. NWSL gives particular focus on concepts that keep data networks up and running with high efficiency as well as design and development of wireless systems capable of standing in the new modern mobile world. Some of the research topics that we study include:

  • Cloud-Assisted Networking
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Device-to-Device (D2D) Systems
  • Free-Space-Optical (Optical Wireless) Communication and Networks
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Meta-Networking Tools
  • Network Architectures
  • Network Economics
  • Network Management
  • Network Optimization
  • Network Protocols
  • Network Science
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Routing
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • Visible Light Communication (VLC)
  • Wireless Systems

Our research in NWSL has been funded both by government agencies and by the industry, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office (ARO), AT&T, Navy, and DARPA. Most of our collaborations are inter-disciplinary spannings significantly different disciplines such as behavioral science, math, economics, and physics.