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Become an Affiliate

How to Join Us

6G@UT affiliate members actively engage in research with 6G@UT faculty and doctoral students, while leveraging total research expenditures in excess of several million dollars a year. Our students have gone on to be prolific inventors in industry—usually at our industrial affiliates—as well as thought leaders in academia.

Basic membership in 6G@UT includes full participation in all 6G@UT events, early access to research results, preferred access to students and faculty, and is $50,000 a year. We encourage our affiliates to also support at least one immersive directed research project with dedicated faculty and Ph.D. student(s), which are an additional $60,000 a year per project. Founding Affiliate members commit to joining the center and supporting at least two projects for three years.

To learn more about becoming an affiliate, contact 6G@UT director Jeffrey Andrews (email).

Prospective Students

Students who wish to become a part of 6G@UT are encouraged to contact the faculty closest to their interests and apply to UT Austin for their doctoral studies.

Words from our Founding Affiliates

“Samsung is excited to embark on the approaching 6G era with UT Austin, which is one of the leading global universities on wireless research. Together, we will unlock the potential of machine learning in future networks and devices, harness the power of new spectrum in THz bands, and bring to life futuristic applications such as holographic calls and immersive AR/VR.”
— Charlie Zhang, senior vice president of engineering and head of the Standards and Mobility Innovation Team at Samsung Research America

“6G will be an inflection point for the use of AI and machine learning in sensing and wireless communications. We are excited to partner with the UT Austin team on this innovative 6G research that will help realize the communications systems of the future.”
Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of telecommunications at NVIDIA

 "Collaborative research projects are integral to shaping our technology road map, and InterDigital is thrilled to be working alongside The University of Texas and industry peers to establish 6G@UT. This collaborative endeavor will drive advancements in embedded machine learning and sensing technologies to enable new physical experiences in a zero-latency world." 
 Donald Butts, senior director of strategy at InterDigital

“Driving wireless technology research and innovation forward to enable new applications is a key priority for Qualcomm, and we are proud to collaborate with UT Austin on their 6G@UT research center in our shared vision to embrace foundational technology intersections with industry for new verticals.”
 John Smee, vice president of engineering and head of wireless research at Qualcomm

“AT&T is excited to collaborate with UT Austin’s new 6G@UT research center to help create the next generation of wireless technology. From the application of AI/ML in the RAN to leveraging network sensing and added spectrum bands, 6G will enable new and transformative applications. In our long collaboration with UT Austin, they have demonstrated a unique ability to help define advanced wireless technologies and contribute valuable and targeted research. This new effort continues our collaboration into a new era of wireless communications."
 David Wolter, assistant vice president, radio technology at AT&T

Contact Us

Interested in becoming a 6G@UT affiliate or want to learn more about the research center? 

Contact 6G@UT Director Jeff Andrews: email | website