Welcome to the Networking Wireless Sensors (NeWS) Laboratory


Our mission

As computing technology advances and novel sensing materials are developed, miniature smart sensors nodes will become ubiquitous low-cost devices. A reasonable expectation is that in the near future sensor nodes with wireless communication capabilities will be widely deployed for many different purposes.

In the Networking Wireless Sensors (NeWS) lab, we are helping make this hope a reality. We are developing wireless networking protocols for specific sensor types, such as biomedical sensors or environmental sensors. In particular, we are developing networking solutions to support wireless sensors for artificial retina or cortical implantation. We are also developing wireless protocols to support the secure monitoring of beaches for water contamination. Both projects are being conducted as part of multidisciplinary research with a number of other researchers.

Besides these specific sensor application areas, we are also designing new protocols for generic wireless sensor networks. Issues being studied include routing, scalability, and energy-efficient operation.

The NeWS lab gratefully acknowledges the support from the National Science Foundation. More details can be found on the Sponsors link.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science foundation.