Wireless Communications & Networking


Department of Electrical Engineering


Wireless Communications and Networking Laboratory @ PennState

WCAN@PSU was a rearch group that was founded in January 2002 and resided at Penn State EE until December 2019. The research group consisted of Prof. Aylin Yener and her research students. After 18 years at Penn State, the professor and her group has moved to The Ohio State University. This site is maintained for historical value.

WCAN members' designations range from undergraduate honor's students to postdoctoral research associates and visiting scholars. Our research interests are in Wireless Communication Theory, Information Theory and Wireless Networking. The mission of WCAN@PSU is to conduct fundamental research to achieve high capacity, highly reliable, secure communication through the radio channel. Specifically, we devise the design principles of next generation wireless networks from physical layer up. Our current research interests include various aspects of Network Science, Information Theoretic Security, Energy Harvesting Green Communications, and Fundamentals of Interference Networks. The research at WCAN is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from various programs (CNS, CCF, SaTC), as well as the Army Research Laboratory through the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance. Our past sponsors include DARPA, NIOSH, Networking and Security Research Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, Raytheon, and USMC/PTI.

For more information about our research, projects and publications, please visit our pages or contact Aylin Yener (yenerATeeDOTpsuDOTedu). If you are an applicant, please read this first.

Prof. Yener and her research group is moving to The Ohio State University. If you're interested in working with her as your PhD advisor, please apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Ohio State for fall 2020. Please adhere to Ohio State application requirements and deadlines. We are unable to accept students at Penn State at this time.



Members (April 2019) (left to right): Malak Shah, Abdelrahman Ibrahim, Prof. Aylin Yener, Ahmed Zewail, Shiyang Leng, Alyshia Dann.