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The signal processing and information networking laboratory (spinlab) was founded in 2002 by Prof. D. Richard Brown III with the purpose of bringing motivated undergraduate and graduate students together to work on fundamental and applied problems in signal processing, communication systems, and networking. Spinlab is located on the third floor of the Atwater Kent Laboratories building at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Spinlab funding is currently provided by the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office. Prior funding has been received from DARPA, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Bose, Inc, and General Electric Industrial Systems. The generous support provided by these sponsors has funded the degrees of several graduate students as well as the senior project work of dozens of undergraduate students. If you are a student interested in working in spinlab, please click on the Opportunities link above.

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recent news

  • November 2018: We submitted a paper to the Journal of Communication Special Issue on Age of Information. Please see the Publications page for more details.
  • October 2018: Prof. D. Richard Brown III was elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Asilomar Conference of Signals, Systems, and Computers.
  • August 2018: Our paper "Optimal Precoder Design for Distributed Transmit Beamforming over Frequency-Selective Channels" was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Please see the Publications page for more details.
  • July 2018: Prof. D. Richard Brown III's IPA appointment at NSF concluded and he has returned to the WPI ECE Department as the current Associate Department Head.
  • June 2018: We presented our paper "On the Age of Information in Multi-Source Multi-Hop Wireless Status Update Networks" at the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2018). Please see the Publications page for more details.
  • June 2018: We presented our paper "Age of Information in Energy Harvesting Status Update Systems: When to Preempt in Service?" at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2018). Please see the Publications page for more details.