Wayne State is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only 10 U.S. public universities in major cities holding the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's designation as "doctoral university: highest research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, as well as the foundation's most comprehensive classification for community engagement. WSU is among the nation's top public universities for total research expenditures ($227.7 million) according to the National Science Foundation.

The College of Engineering's hands-on learning environment stems from studying and working under the direction of recognized world leaders who conduct pioneering research and development in interdisciplinary fields and disciplines such as:

  • Automotive safety
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Biomedical and health care engineering
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobility and Autonomous Driving
  • Green technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Water




Weisong Shi

Fog and edge computing expert. Leader of Wayne State’s Mobile and Internet SysTems Laboratory (MIST) and Wireless Health Initiative (WHI). NSF CAREER Award recipient. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and senior member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow. Professor of computer science at Wayne State University. 

Weisong Shi