5G Mobile Evolution Lab

UMASS Amherst

ECE Department

Director: Prof. Aura Ganz


All wonders of technology can amount to nothing unless it elevates humans to their highest potential. The twin goals of the lab are to pursue research in hybrid wireless networks (involving 4G and 5G) and mobile platforms architectures and protocols, and then apply this knowledge to developing socially responsible systems to betterment of the world.

In our research we use a diverse array of engineering tools and techniques such as wireless networking, software engineering, embedded systems, sensors, video processing, RF systems, trustworthy computing, optimization, augmented and virtual reality and systems engineering.

Our researchers will:

  • Engage in research, implementation, and optimization of systems that include humans, data and information, hardware, software, and technology resources.
  • Excel in the practices of analytical modeling and integrative systems engineering.
  • Contribute to human welfare through engineering systems that will help in reducing mortality and/or improve daily life of people with disabilities.

Our research projects are funded by the National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation.

Graduate students candidates: If you have the passion to contribute to human welfare and the technical skills required, please contact the lab director Prof. Aura Ganz ganz@ecs.umass.edu.

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Our Team

We have a competent, open minded and diverse group of faculty, research associates and graduate students that share common goals. Our team is proud and excited to work towards the betterment of the world using computer engineering tools such as algorithms, networking, mobile computing, and software engineering. In addition we also closely collaborate with subject matter experts such as orientation and mobility specialists from Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, disaster management physicians and educators from Harvard Medical School as well as biostatisticians.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ...(African proverb)