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ARIAS Lab Director:

Dr. Park

Dr. Jerry Park

Site Director, NSF I/UCRC: BWAC

Associate Director for Affiliate Relations, Wireless @ Virginia Tech

Contact Info:

Mailing Address:
302 Whittemore Hall (M/C 0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PH#: 540-231-8392

Podcast of Dr. Park's interview with WFIR 107.3 radio

Welcome to ARIAS

Laboratory for Advanced Research in Information Assurance and Security

The Advanced Research in Information Assurance and Security (ARIAS) lab is a research group within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. It was established in 2003, and its mission is to study and solve challenging problems in wireless networks and cyber security, with a particular focus on cognitive radio networks, related technologies for spectrum sharing, and their security implications. The current research thrusts of ARIAS included in the following areas:

Dr. Jerry Park, the founding director of ARIAS, is the site director of an NSF-sponsored multi-university Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC).

About BWAC:

BWAC LogoThe Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) is a multi-university research center sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under its Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program. BWAC partner universities (sites) include University of Arizona, Auburn University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the University of Notre Dame. The primary mission of BWAC is to work with industry and academic partners to pursue large-scale research projects, address challenging spectrum access problems through novel broadband technologies, and create new visions for the wireless industry. BWAC researchers work closely with industrial partners, through its Industrial Affiliates Program, to develop novel and innovative wireless technologies and applications. Please visit the BWAC website here for current and up-to-date information on our research projects and activities.


SPECIAL NOTE: Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position and 2 GRA positions.

--Post-doctoral research associate (one position): Applicants should hold a PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: security and privacy; dynamic spectrum sharing; cognitive radio networks; IoT; and 5G and other next-generation wireless technologies. Plz send your detailed CV as a pdf file to Prof. Jerry Park (

- Graduate research assistant (PhD student; 2 positions): BWAC is looking to hire ​highly motivated PhD students to ​participate in ongoing research projects on ​dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and wireless security. Plz send your detailed CV ​as a pdf file ​to Prof. Jerry Park (​



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