Center Director Word 

Center Director Word: WINC was established in 2007 with the focus on technology development & education in all aspects of wireless systems, networking & applications. WINC provides the perfect mix for multi-disciplinary research spanning diverse areas ranging from theoretical foundations; e.g.: communications theory, information theory, optimization theory, and queuing theory, to system and algorithm design, networking protocols, and applications e.g., wireless networking, mobile computing, and mobile applications. Through its strong performance & track record, WINC established a unique position as a regional center conducting world-class research in wireless, optical and secure communications technologies & applications. This led to having strong & stable collaboration ties with international, regional & national academic institutions & industrial partners.

Dr. Tawfik Ismael
WINC Director

Research tracks

The current research interests at WINC are categorized into five tracks that includes various projects as presented below. Noting that some projects combine two or more tracks of interests.

Wireless and Optical Networks

  • Beyond 5G & 6G access and core networks
  • Advances in M2M, WSN, and IoT networks
  • Green wireless and optical networks
  • Massive and Ultra-Massive MIMO
  • AI/ML for wireless and optical networks

Internet of Things

  • Autonomous driving and V2X solutions
  • ML/AI for autonomous systems optimization
  • Facilitating AI/ML capabilities for IoT devices, robotics, and sensors
  • Smart cities, smart grids, and smart homes
  • Networks and services enabled by integrating IoT, NB-IoT, 5G/6G, and AI at the edge

Networking and Wireless Connection

  • Cognitive network management
  • Software-defined networking
  • Network virtualization (Edge) and slicing
  • AI/ML in service provisioning
  • AI/ML aided network automation
  • Fog and Edge Intelligence

Enabling Technologies

  • 3D imaging and sensing with localization
  • New transceiver architectures and computing paradigms
  • Novel network architectures
  • Blockchain technology in mobile networks
  • Quantum Cryptography