The Wire Communications and Information Technology Laboratory (WCL-IT) is one of the oldest founding labs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) of the University of Patras in Greece. It was established in 1967 and began its activities in 1969 with Professor George Kokkinakis as its first Director. From September 2004 until August 2018, Emeritus Professor Nikos Fakotakis served as Director. Since then, Director of WCL-IT is Associate Professor Konstantinos Moustakas.
The research activity of WCL-IT covers both basic and applied research in the areas of communications, networking audio processing, multidimensional signal processing, artificial intelligence, multimedia and virtual reality. The research is strongly supported by European, National and industrial projects, has led to numerous publications of both basic and applied research results leading to the award of several PhD theses. Teaching activities in the context of the Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate curriculum and several MSc programs areas are based on the principle of providing to the students both basic scientific knowledge and soft skills in cutting edge and emerging fields.