The Communication Sciences Institute (CSI) was formed in 1982 as an organized research unit within the Department of Electrical Engineering. CSI provides an environment for faculty, students, research sponsors, and practicing engineers to interact. The primary goal of CSI is to impact engineering practice through basic research and education. To achieve this goal, we look to our research sponsors and industrial affiliates for the most challenging and relevant problems. These problems are addressed by CSI faculty and student researchers who are among the best in the world.
Closely associated with CSI is the communications group within the Electrical Engineering Department. The communications group is made up of faculty who regularly teach classes and supervise research in the communications area. Thus, most CSI faculty are in the communications group. The purpose of the group is to manage coursework and student affairs for those students interested in communications.