University of Southern California WiDeS - Wireless Devices and Systems Group The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC
The rate of progress in wireless technology is nothing short of breathtaking. Research that is restricted to the most avant-garde conferences this year might impact products two or three years down the road. It is vital for companies to keep up with those developments, and have research initiatives of their own to keep their competitive advantage. In these days, when most corporate research labs are shrinking, a collaboration with a university research group is the most cost-effective way to stay in the lead.

But there are hundreds of wireless research groups in the US. Why pick WiDES?
  • practical experience in industrial research: we understand that industry requires more from a cooperation than their name on a paper. The head of the WiDES group worked for industrial research labs for almost 10 years, and led wireless standardization efforts of one of the world's largest electrical-engineering companies. We thus know how to generate patents, work in international standardization, and keep a project plan.
  • keeping the application in mind: while we deal with fundamental and challenging research topics, we understand that the goal of research is to lead to insights that can be applied in actual devices and systems.
  • cooperative spirit: we understand that wireless communications encompasses ever more areas of research, and we cannot be experts in all of them. We are - dare we say - world leaders in the topics we specialize in, and are happy to collaborate with experts from other areas to find comprehensive solutions.
  • unique fundamental expertise in 
    • Ultra-Wideband Communications and Ranging:
    • Wireless Propagation Channel Measurement/Modeling
    • Collaborative Communications in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
    • MIMO Systems, in particular Antenna Selection and Base Station Cooperation
  • flexible cooperation structure: we do our best to accomodate the requirements of our sponsors and cooperation partners (within the confines of university policy, of course).
If you are interested in further details, please contact Prof. Molisch.