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Shiwen Mao, associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He also has been named as the Samuel Ginn Endowed Professor in conjunction with the appointment.

“Dr. Mao has received international recognition for his outstanding contributions to the wireless engineering field,” said Mark Nelms, chair of electrical and computer engineering. “I look forward to working with him to advance the wireless engineering program at Auburn University.”

Serving as the focal point for the university’s wireless activities, the center represents an interdisciplinary effort among faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

As director, Mao will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening the undergraduate wireless curriculum and developing an innovative and comprehensive graduate research program. He will collaborate with faculty on interdisciplinary research projects and will work to advance the center’s research portfolio. To read more, visit this website.