Vijay Shah

Mason CYSE assistant professor Vijay Shah
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Assistant Professor, Department of Cyber Security Engineering

Contact Information

George Mason University, Fairfax
Building: Research Hall 
Room 328
Phone: 703-993-6757

Personal Websites


Dr. Shah directs NextG Wireless Lab@Mason and focuses on the experimental research of next-generation wireless networks and cybersecurity, particularly, 5G/6G cellular networks, Open radio access network (O-RAN), AI/ML, spectrum sharing, and wireless testbed prototyping.

He has been PI/Co-PI on more than a dozen of federal, state, and industry-sponsored research projects, including, NSF, DoD, ARL, CCI, and AT&T labs. He is a Co-PI on the NSF community research infrastructure project “Open Artificial Intelligence Cellular (OAIC): Prototyping Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Control and Testing Systems for Cellular Communications Research”, which develops an extended O-RAN framework, AI controllers, and AI testing framework for experimental 6G radio access networks (RAN) research. He has served as a co-chair of the ACM workshop on AI, Blockchain for Smart Cities with 6G, co-located with ACM MobiCom 2021, and TPC member of several ACM and IEEE conferences.


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, 2019
  • BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, 2013 

Research Interests

  • 5G/Next-G Cellular Networks
  • Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) Architecture
  • AI/ML for Wireless
  • Wireless Cybersecurity
  • Age of Information (AoI) and Low-latency Wireless Communications
  • mmWave Communications and Beamforming
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  • UAV Communications and Networking


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