SCI Professor Part of Initiative to Create National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research

SCI Professor Martin B.H. Weiss will be part of a 5-year, $25 million National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research, which will be comprised of four teams that were awarded planning grants through the National Science Foundation's Spectrum Innovation Initiative.  Weiss is on the Wireless Innovation and Spectrum Evolution team, which is led by Professor Scott Palo at the University of Colorado Boulder and includes faculty members from the University of California San Diego and University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez.  The evolving center will be called “SpectrumX - The National Center for Spectrum Innovation,” with hubs at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Virginia.  It will serve as a multidisciplinary research endeavor that will advance scientific knowledge and practice in the access, use, and measurement of wireless spectrum that will benefit society and educate and develop a workforce to support industries of the future.  Topics addressed by the center will include spectrum use for environmental science, spectrum as a precious natural resource, spectrum economics, and regulatory policy.

Weiss teaches in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems at SCI.  His research interests include policy and industry implications of new technologies, secondary use of spectrum, spectrum trading, cost modeling of telecommunications technologies, and technical standards and their impact on industry.