Martin Weiss takes on leadership roles for NSF-funded SpectrumX Project

DINS faculty member Martin Weiss has been part of a multi-year effort, across several different universities, to create SpectrumX, an NSF Innovation Center dedicated to conducting “strategic research and workforce development projects to transform spectrum management.” The formal announcement of SpectrumX and the NSF funding of this landmark project was made public on September 14, 2021.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) committed $25 million USD to the project, which will bring together spectrum experts from government agencies, research laboratories, industry, regulatory bodies, international organizations, and academia to develop policy and technical contributions to spectrum research, education, collaboration, and management. SpectrumX seeks to undertake its work on transforming spectrum management through the utilization of interdisciplinary, intercultural and diverse perspectives to develop new technologies, policy, and economic analyses.

Dr. Weiss served as one of the founding project team members, a dedicated group of scholars who created the concept of the Center, its structure and goals, and the proposal to fund SpectrumX. The project development was led by scholars from eight universities including the University of Notre Dame (lead institution), University of Colorado Boulder, Olin College, Northwestern University, University of Virginia, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles as well as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The project includes approximately 40 faculty members from 27 institutions.   

Dr. Weiss, in addition to his work as a project team lead, will hold the position of Economics and Policy Research Working Group Lead.