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INSPIRE@OhioState is a research group that consists of Prof. Yener and her research students.

The mission of INSPIRE is to conduct research in foundations of Networked Systems. Networked systems is a broad term that refers to connected entities that communicate, compute, interact and learn.  Our vision calls for a connected world where information flow is secure, reliable and sustainable.

Core research disciplines and tools that we engage include information theory, optimization, machine learning, communication theory and signal processing.

Our focus is on system level design insights drawn from characterization of fundamental performance limits of such systems. We are also interested in developing algorithms approaching or achieving optimal design criteria.

There are diverse applications of our research in next generation AI, multi-genre networks, content delivery networks, as well as wired and wireless communication networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and energy-sustainable networking. Current more specifics topic areas are:

  • 6G wireless
  • AI for wireless
  • Information security and privacy
  • Content delivery networks
  • Distributed and federated learning
  • Distributed and edge computing
  • Age of Information
  • Energy-sustainable communications

INSPIRE members’ designations range from undergraduate honor’s students to postdoctoral research associates and visiting scholars. Our members are from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Integrated Systems Engineering.

In its previous incarnation, INSPIRE@OhioState was called WCAN@PSU and resided at Penn State (2002-2019).

Please refer to our webpage for more information.