NYU Wireless' Rappaport is savoring the Big Apple

Nearly 41 years ago, Motorola's Marty Cooper made the first-ever cellular phone call while walking in midtown Manhattan. Four decades later, NYU Wireless aims to ensure New York's continuing role on the wireless industry's cutting edge.

NYU Wireless, as of Jan. 1 part of the newly formed NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, is headed by wireless researcher, educator and entrepreneur Ted Rappaport. NYU Wireless' main research thrusts target wireless communications and signal processing; Big Data, algorithm development and related topics such as compressed sensing; and medical applications for wireless.

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