QI faculty are addressing the ever increasing demand for spectrum being driven by advanced mobile devices and the Internet of Things by exploring how to dynamically exploit all available degrees of freedom (frequency, space, time, and polarization) and heterogeneous and opportunistic use of the 500 MHz to 5 GHz spectrum. QI investigators are also looking at very wide-band wireless data delivery to enable 3D video and cloud computing and are doing work integral to the shift from centralized to distributed systems (femtocells and mesh networks) and the development of the Internet of things. QI is facilitating innovation with the development of advanced coding and MIMO systems, by reducing the power consumption of radio systems, mixed signal circuits, and by creating new systems to cope with the nonlinearity of radio components and the heterogeneity of radio capabilities.


2014-2015 Round

  • Rapid, Ultralow-Cost Multiplexed Point-of-Care (POC) Testing of Infectious Diseases for Global Health, PI Drew Hall (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Introducing Engineering and Impacting Underserved Communities via Wireless Health, PI Todd Coleman (Bioengineering)
  • Cartridge Lab-on-Chip (CLOC) for Mobile Health, PI Shaya Fainman (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Anomaly Detection and Labeling Algorithms for Unobtrusive Sensing, PI Ramon Huerta (BioCircuits Institute)
  • Multi-Sensing Micro-Drone Swarms that Save Lives, PI Falko Kuester (Structural Engineering)
  • Integrated Optoelectronics for Ultra-Compact Data Center Network Nodes, PI Shayan Mookherjea (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Experimental Platform Development for Wireless Channel Modeling for Next Generation Systems, PI Bhaskar Rao (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

2012-2013 Round

  • Virtual San Diego Environment for Visualizing the Exposome, PI Kevin Patrick (Family and Preventive Medicine, and Director, Calit2 Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems)
  • Distributed Health Initiative: Towards a Global Tricorder, PI Albert Lin, Research Scientist (QI)
  • Creating a Communications Mesh Network to Support San Diego Medical Centers During Disasters, PI Jay Doucet (School of Medicine)

2010-2011 Round

  • Real-time Adaptive Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) in Cellular Communications, PI Peter Asbeck (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • A Multi-Spectral Airborne Sensor Platform for Energy and Environmental Audits, PI Falko Kuester (Structural Engineering, QI, CISA3)
  • Advanced Intermedia Telepresence, PI Mark Dresser (Music)
  • The Provocateur Project, PI Shlomo Dubnov (Music)