The Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom) is an initiative of IIT's Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments that fuses the creative talents of researchers from across all of IIT, and leverages external partnerships with other universities, government agencies, and private industry.

WiNCom's signature achievement is the 2007 establishment and ongoing operation of the IIT Spectrum Observatory, which is creating a continuous record of RF spectrum utilization in Chicago.