Wireless Cyber Center

About the Center

The Wireless Cyber Center (WirelessCyber@Mason) is a chartered multidisciplinary research center within the College of Engineering and Computing. The center comprises top-notch researchers with diverse expertise and backgrounds from multiple departments and units across Mason including Electrical and Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Cyber Security Engineering; Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering; Geography and Geoinformation Science; and the Office of Technology Transfer.


  • Be an internationally recognized leading research group in the wireless and cybersecurity domains
  • Foster cross-disciplinary research both within Mason and across the globe.
  • Promote the current focused research areas including secure 5G/FutureG wireless communications and networking, AI-powered cybersecurity, security and privacy of generative AI, virtual reality, wireless cyber-physical systems/Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy, and socio-economic analysis of emerging technologies.
We are currently in room 3246 in the Nguyen Engineering Building and will expand to a shared lab space in room 303 in Van Metre Hall in Arlington, Virginia.


The sponsors of research conducted within WirelessCyber include federal agencies such as:

And industry partners such as: 


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Mason ECE professor Kai Zeng in his cybersecurity lab

Kai Zeng, Director

ECE Professor Brian Mark

Brian L. Mark, Associate Director

GMU ECE Professor Zhi Tian

Zhi Tian, Associate Director

Faculty associated with the Wireless Cyber Center

Non-CEC Faculty

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Research and Educational Themes
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Wireless Technologies
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Cybersecurity and Cyber Physical Systems
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Socioeconomic Impacts
  • 5G/FutureG 
  • Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) 
  • Testbed development and prototyping 
  • mmWave communications 
  • Massive MIMO
  • Radar array processing 
  • Cognitive radio 
  • Software-Defined Radio 
  • Satellite communications 
  • Space/non-terrestrial networks 
  • Vehicular networks 
  • V2X communications 
  • Mobile ad hoc networks 
  • Wireless mesh networks 
  • Dynamic spectrum sharing 
  • Wireless coexistence 
  • Wireless channel characterization 
  • Backscatter communications 
  • Low power networks 
  • Wireless sensing systems 
  • Joint sensing and communications 
  • High-speed low latency wireless networks 
  • Wireless positioning and geolocation 
  • Wireless support for AR/VR and multimedia applications
  • PHY security 
  • O-RAN security and privacy 
  • Internet security 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) security 
  • Smart grid security and privacy 
  • Wireless security protocols 
  • Edge computing security 
  • Secure device pairing 
  • Secure low-power communications 
  • Adversarial AI 
  • Vehicular network security 
  • V2X security and privacy
  • Secure wireless communications 
  • Covert communications 
  • Watermarking for generative AI 
  • Security and privacy of distributed/federated learning
  • Workforce development
    - Undergraduate and graduate curriculum
    - K–12 outreach 
  • Technology transfer to industry and government 
  • Techno-economic analysis 
  • Telecommunications economics 
  • Spectrum policy 
  • Spectrum auctions 
  • Decision support models 
  • Data Analytics  
  • Risk analysis 
  • Transportation economics 
  • Travel demand modeling  
  • Transportation planning