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AT&T Joins NYU Wireless as Affiliate Sponsor
AT&T is the latest company to become an
affiliate sponsor of NYU Wireless, an
academic wireless communications research center at
New York University (NYU).
NYU and NYU Polytechnic School of
Engineering (NYU-Poly) launched NYU Wireless in August 2012. NYU Wireless is
an interdisciplinary research center that was created to develop circuits and
systems for the wireless communications industry, the distributed computing and
data center industry and the medical profession. NYU Wireless researchers
include more than 20 faculty members and 100 graduate students from NYU Poly’s
Electrical and Computer Engineering department, NYU's
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
and the NYU Langone School of Medicine.
According to information on NYU Wireless's site, the research center "has
state-of-the-art RF/analog circuit design, simulation and hardware testing
capabilities for semiconductor devices up to 220 GHz." One of the goals of the
research center is to help the telecommunications industry serve the increasing
demands for wireless bandwidth for the purposes of gaming, Web browsing and
music and video streaming.
As part of its three-year commitment to the research center, AT&T will assign
two people to NYU Wireless's board of industrial affiliates to help inform
faculty and students at the research center about industry priorities. In
exchange for sponsorship, AT&T and seven other industrial affiliates receive
early access to NYU Wireless research. They also sometimes work together with
faculty and student researchers on directed projects, and according to
information from NYU Wireless, "sponsors also frequently hire NYU School of
Engineering students into positions of leadership." Other affiliate sponsors of
NYU Wireless include Samsung,
Solutions and Networks (NSN), Huawei
Further information about NYU Wireless can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.