ECE Student Awarded National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowship Sponsored by the NSA


ECE Student and WINLAB member Christopher Mueller-Smith was awarded the National Security Agency National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship in support of his graduate studies.

Christopher is working towards a PhD under the supervision of ECE Professors Wade Trappe and Predrag Spasojevic. His current project is on machine learning for offensive and defensive communications, specifically focusing on securing or attacking physical layer wireless links in the face of intelligent adversaries. The communications system will classify and adapt to mitigate experienced interference or select a new attack through continuous evaluation of a selected response's effectiveness and learning from the success of its adaptations and the responses of the interfering systems thereby ensuring tactical and strategic communications continuity.

Congratulations to Christopher for this prestigious Fellowship!