Virginia Tech partners with startup DeepSig to protect wireless devices

Technology invented at Virginia Tech that harnesses a new area of artificial intelligence to improve wireless performance and defend wireless devices has taken a major step toward the public market.

The university and an Arlington-based start-up, DeepSig, recently executed a licensing agreement that allows the company to further develop for consumer use the innovative wireless communications and cybersecurity technology invented by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology.

“This technology leverages a field of artificial intelligence called machine learning in a new way in order to design a next generation of powerful wireless communications systems,” said Virginia Tech researcher and DeepSig founder Tim O’Shea. “It will be faster, more cost efficient, more secure, and easier to deploy than today’s wireless systems.”