Vijay Shah

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Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

Contact Information

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

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Vijay K. Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Cybersecurity Engineering department at George Mason University starting July 2021. Before joining Mason, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and affiliated with Wireless@Virginia Tech Lab since 2019. His research interests include Resilient 5G/Next-G wireless systems, Secure Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN), Trustworthy machine learning and wireless testbed development and 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.

Research Interests

  • 5G/Next-G Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Security of 5G/Next-G Wireless Systems
  • Trustworthy AI/ML for Wireless
  • Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) Architecture
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  • 5G/Next-G Wireless Testbed Development an


PhD, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, 2019

BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, 2013