August 26, 2021
MSU Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professors Vuk Marojevic and Bo Tang are working with members of Virginia Tech’s ECE department on a research grant being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project, titled Open AI Cellular (OAIC): Prototyping Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Control and Testing Systems for Cellular Communications Research, is a Community Research Infrastructure grant.
Wireless research activities have made use of artificial intelligence (AI) in various areas, but practical implementations of AI-based algorithms in wireless networks are relatively rare. This collaborative project will bring investigators together to develop a software infrastructure that spurs research and development on AI-enabled cellular radio networks. This project will put the US in the leading position of research, development, and testing of AI-enhanced cellular networks. Industry, standardization bodies, and regulators will benefit from OAIC-enabled research for determining important standardization and regulatory decisions related to 6G. Other US agencies will be able to leverage OAIC and the community around it to develop AI-enhanced cellular technology and systems for purposes such as transportation and smart grid applications.
Drs. Marojevic and Tang are working with Vijay Shah of George Mason University, as well as Jeffrey Reed, Joseph D. Gaeddert, and Nishith Tripathi of Virginia Tech. The grant will be awarded through September 2024.
For more information and project updates, please visit the OAIC website.
For information about Dr. Marojevic and his research, click here.
To learn more about Dr. Tang and his research, visit here.
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