- Decentralized inference and information fusion
- Interference channels
- MIMO communication with airborne platforms
- Software radio design

- PI, “Variable Rate MIMO for Multi-User Communications Involving Airborne Platforms,” AFRL, 2018-2020.
- PI, “SpecEES: Collaborative Research: Energy Efficient Dynamic Spectrum Access in Uncoordinated Networks,” NSF, 2017-2020.
- PI, “EAGER:SC2: Collaborative Intelligent Radio Network Design For Cooperative Spectrum Sharing,” NSF, 2017-2018.
- PI, (co-PIs: Yingbin Liang, Jiang Tang, Pramod Varshney, and Venu Veeravalli from UIUC), “Dynamic Data Driven Information Fusion for Situational Awareness,” AFOSR, 2016-2020.

- Co-PI (PI: Jian Tang), "Leveraging Massively Parallel Data Processing for Large-Scale Information Fusion with a GPU Cluster," AFOSR, 2016-2017.
- Co-PI (PI: Pramod Varshney), "Fundamental Limits of Learning," Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2016-2017.
- PI, "Robust Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground MIMO Communications," AFRL, 2014-2017
- PI, "Data Reduction for Networked Inference," NSF, 2012-2016.
- PI, "Value Driven Information Processing and Fusion," ARO, 2012-2015.
- PI, (co-PI: Pramod Varshney), "Dynamic Information Collection and Fusion," University of Illinois (Project PI: Venu Veeravalli), 2010-2015.
- PI,"CIF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Understanding and Managing Interference in Communication Networks," NSF. 2009-2014.
- PI, "Advanced MIMO Communications for Airborne Networks," AFRL/Rome, 2010-2014.
- PI, "Wireless Cybersecurity", AFOSR, 2009-2012.
- PI, (co-PIs: Hao Chen and Pramod Varshney), "A Unifying Framework for Distributed Inference in Networked Systems," NSF. 2009-2012.
- PI, "CAREER - Aspiring for Spectrum Freedom Through MIMO Overlay Transmission," NSF, 2006-2011.
- PI, "Robust Connectivity for Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks", AFRL, 2004-2010.
- PI, "Integrated Communications and Processing for Sensory and Ad Hoc Networks," NSF, 2005-2009.
- PI, NSF REU Supplement Award, 2010.
- PI, "Enhancing Throughput and Connectivity for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks," AFOSR, 2006-2008.
- PI, NSF REU Supplement Award, 2006.
- PI, "A Likelihood Principle Based Framework for Knowledge Aided Space-Time Adaptive Processing", AFRL, 2005-2008.
- Co-PI (PI: Pramod Varshney), "Robust and Adaptive Multichannel Radar Detection and Space-Time Adaptive Processing in Non-Gaussian Clutter and Gaussian Noise," AFRL, 2002-2003.
- Co-PI (PI: Pramod Varshney), "Radar Signal Detection Based on Bayesian Hierarchical Models and Image Analysis Techniques," AFRL, 2001-2002.

**Feb 2020**: A recent work on presence detection using passive RF through deep learning was posted on arxiv. A news article about the work can be found here.

**Sep 2019**: A US patent ( US: 10,411,913, jointly with AFRL/RI) on massive MIMO-OFDM was issued.

**April 2018**: Shengyu Zhu is one of the winners of the 2018 All University Doctoral Prizes. Congratulations!

**August 2017**: Dr. Biao Chen is appointed the John E. and Patricia A. Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering.

**July 2017**: Prof. Biao Chen was awarded an NSF grant to research energy efficient spectrum access for wireless systems.