The Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research (CWCSPR) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology was established in 1985. Since its inception, it has contributed to technological advances in communications with research in many areas of communication theory. Research activity in the Center has grown over the years and diversified into new research fields.

The Center currently counts with 6 active faculty members, 1 post-doc and over 20 graduate students, most of them pursuing their Doctor of Philosophy degree. Its main areas of research are CDMA and spread spectrum systems, multi-carrier modulation, ultra-wideband communications, MIMO systems, space-time codes and turbo-codes, information theory, and adaptive signal processing.

The center counts with visiting graduate students from renowned universities overseas. Among them are T.U. Delft, the Politecnico di Torino, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Karlsruhe University and Politecnico di Milano.

The Center also establishes contacts with technical personnel in the electronics industry to learn their needs and designs and delivers short courses for them as part of the university's continuing education program. Also offered are seminars of interest to center members, the department and local industry.