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The Research Chair is designed to enhance the security of the physical layer of wireless networks to make it less vulnerable to cyberespionage.

Research efforts led by Chairholder Georges Kaddoum and his colleagues will enable the development of innovative solutions to enhance security for data transmitted over mobile radio channels.

The researchers’ objective is to protect the transmission of confidential information by focusing on the properties of the physical layer of wireless channels, including multipath signalling, fading, and interference. In so doing, their work will complement current cryptographic techniques that protect information on signal reception.

To that end, they will develop new algorithms to improve data security during the communication phase, thereby reducing the risk of cyberespionage or message-interception through the physical layer of wireless systems.

Ultimately, their research will enable the development of more reliable systems that can be built into new-generation wireless communication systems.