Research Centers and Labs

Agile Design of Efficient Processing Technologies (ADEPT)

The goal of the ADEPT lab is to dramatically improve computing capability by reducing the cost and risk of designing custom silicon for new application areas. Our integrated 5-year research mission cuts across applications, programming systems, architecture, and hardware design and verification methodologies.

Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR)

The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab brings together UC Berkeley researchers across the areas of computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, planning, and robotics. BAIR includes over two dozen faculty and more than a hundred graduate students pursuing research on fundamental advances in the above areas as well as cross-cutting themes including multi-modal deep learning, human-compatible AI, and connecting AI with other scientific disciplines and the humanities.

Berkeley Audio-visual Signal processing and Communication Systems (BASiCS)

The main research interests of BASiCS are in the area of peer-to-peer networks, multimedia processing, information and coding theory and collaborative signal processing. The theme of this lab is to design highly robust large scale systems comprising of unreliable individual entities.

Berkeley Benchmarking and Optimization Group (BeBOP)

The BeBOP group is broadly interested in understanding software performance tuning issues, and the interaction or implications for hardware design. BeBOP has replaced the Berkeley Institute for Performance Studies (BIPS) .

Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging (BCCI)

The Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging (BCCI) brings together interdisciplinary researchers working on the end-to-end design of imaging systems, from sensor hardware to image reconstruction algorithms. This holistic imaging system design approach is impacting many facets of scientific research, clinical care and consumer products, from MRI to astronomy to virtual reality (VR). We are building a collaborative research nexus that will reach across campus and beyond.

Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM)

New media can transform how we perceive, learn, communicate, and experience the world. What is "new" is accelerating rapidly with emerging technologies, yet remains deeply rooted in powerful aesthetic, cultural, and political forces. Our mission is to understand what is new about each new media from cross-disciplinary and global perspectives that emphasize humanities and the public interest.

Berkeley Deep Drive (BDD)

We are at the forefront of research on deep automotive perception through the integration of two very important technologies: vision and vehicles. We seek to merge deep learning with automotive perception and bring computer vision technology to the forefront. The BDD Industry Consortium investigates state-of-the-art technologies in computer vision and machine learning for automotive applications. Our multi-disciplinary center is housed at U.C. Berkeley.

Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS)

BEARS programs pursue research, graduate education, and technological innovation in the areas of power generation and the efficiency of buildings. Focused on information technology, sensors, solar energy technologies, engineering, and construction, the multi-disciplinary approach characteristic of BEARS also embraces research in economics, architecture, and human behavior.

Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research (BETR)

The Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research (BETR) Center is a hub of physical electronics research at the University of California, Berkeley. It serves as a nexus for interactions with companies for long-term research collaborations and knowledge transfer, as well as access to faculty and students who are building the technological foundation for future electronic devices and information systems.

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

Our initiatives are designed to bring together broad constituents of the data science community, including domain experts from the life, social, and physical sciences and methodological experts from computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics. While many of these individuals rarely cross professional paths, BIDS actively seeks new and creative ways to engage and foster collaboration across these different research fields.

Berkeley Institute of Design (BID)

A new design discipline that spans computer science, architecture, industrial and mechanical engineering.

Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLab)

UC Berkeley's Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering, directed by Professor Ken Goldberg of IEOR and EECS, is a center for research in robotics and automation, with current projects in networked telerobotics, computer assisted surgery, automated manufacturing, and new media art forms.

Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS)

Berkeley Laboratory of Information and System Sciences is a research center focussed on problems in communications, information and coding theory, optimization, statistics and control.

Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center (BQIC)

Quantum information processing investigates fascinating issues at the foundations of computer science and quantum mechanics. Quantum computers provide exponential speedups for computational tasks such as integer factorization, and properties of quantum bits can be used to achieve secure communication.

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Devoted to research on sensors and miniature moving mechanical elements or MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) that take advantage of integrated-circuit technology.

Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)

This center's research focuses on highly-integrated CMOS implementations with the lowest possible energy consumption and advanced communication algorithms. Components are fabricated using state-of-the-art processes and evaluated in a realistic test environment

Biomimetic Millisystems Lab

The objective of the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab is to harness features of animal locomotion to enable high performance mobile millirobots.

California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)

CIEE is a dedicated group of experts who define, conduct, and manage public-interest energy research. Based in the University of California, CIEE puts its experts and other leading researchers to work on energy challenges, yielding new ideas and technologies to meet California’s pace-setting energy goals. Dr. von Meier co-directs the Electric Grid Research group at CIEE with Dr. Merwin Brown. The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) has been consolidated with CIEE.

Center for Augmented Cognition (CAC)

The Center for Augmented Cognition supports Berkeley faculty and students in their research on new computing paradigms and methodologies of human cognition modeling, human-computer interaction, and human-robot collaboration through augmented and virtual reality technologies.

Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (Cal-MR)

UC Berkeley's Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (Cal-MR) advances research in automation and machine learning to improve robots and devices for medicine and surgery.

Center for Computational Biology (CCB)

Advancing understanding of the deep interface between the computational and biological sciences through interdisciplinary research and education.

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S)

This is an National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center (STC) focusing on developing transformative science and technology that reduce energy consumption in electronic systems by orders of magnitude.

Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI)

The goal of CHCAI is to develop the conceptual and technical wherewithal to reorient the general thrust of AI research towards provably beneficial systems.

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society - The Banatao Institute (CITRIS)

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society was established to sponsor collaborative information technology research that will ultimately provide solutions to grand-challenge social and commercial problems affecting the quality of life of all Californians. The set of applications include energy efficiency, transportation, environmental monitoring, seismic safety, education, cultural research and health care.

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)

The vision of CIAN is to create transformative technologies for optical access networks where virtually any application requiring any resource can be seamlessly and efficiently aggregated and interfaced with existing and future core networks in a cost-effective manner.

Center for Interdisciplinary Biological Inspiration in Education and Research (CiBER)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Biological Inspiration in Education and Research (CiBER) at UC Berkeley focuses on how we learn from nature, innovate methods to extract principles in biology that inspire novel design in engineering, and train scientists and engineers to collaborate in mutually beneficial relationships. Funded by NSF.

Center for Neural Engineering & Prostheses (CNEP)

We integrate cutting-edge engineering with world class basic and clinical neurosciences to develop technology to restore sensory, motor, and cognitive function in patients suffering from disabling neurological conditions.

Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO)

The Center for X-Ray Optics works to advance the science and technology of short-wave optical systems with applications using extreme ultraviolet light (EUV), soft x-ray radiation and nanostructure fabrication.

CITRIS Connected Communities

The Connected Communities Initiative at CITRIS focuses on the affordances of information technology to enhance communities – of learning, of practice, and of governance. The new initiative embraces the development of experimental online platforms and novel hardware and software systems that connect peers to each other and to institutions in meaningful and productive ways.

CITRIS Health

The CITRIS Health Initiative is built upon a robust history of addressing critical health and health care challenges facing society. The initiative focuses on developing transformative, scalable and sustainable information technology solutions to improve health and wellness.

CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR)

A major new multidisciplinary research initiative launched by CITRS in April 2015. This program supports efforts by faculty and students working on robotics from the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Cloud Robotics, Deep Learning, Human-Centric Automation, and Bio-Inspired Robotics are among the primary research themes of this initiative that focuses on new theory, benchmarks, software, and approaches that address challenges in the interest of society.

CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructure

Highways, electrical wires, and water channels are just a few examples of the various often-overlooked systems that underpin societal infrastructure in providing basic human needs. Information technology can weave these interrelated systems—transportation, energy, and water—into a sustainable fabric for the next generation, enabling resiliency and addressing climate change.

CITRIS Women In Tech Initiative (WITI)

The Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California is a trusted resource that integrates research and action to address the technology industry’s diversity challenge. WITI@UC brings together faculty, staff, and students from a range of disciplines and multiple campuses to work in partnership with executives, board members, investors, entrepreneurs, and career technologists in the technology industry.

Collaborative Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CCIED)

The Collaborative Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CCIED, "SeaSide") is a joint effort between researchers at UCSD and the International Computer Science Institute. CCIED addresses the critical challenges posed by large-scale Internet-based pathogens, such as worms and viruses. CCIED efforts focus on analyzing the behavior and limitations of Internet pathogens, developing early-warning and forensic capabilities, and automated, real-time defenses.

Computer Graphics at Berkeley (B-CAM)

Used to be the Berkeley Computer Animation & Modeling Group (B-CAM)

Electronic Materials Program at LBNL (E-Mat)

The goal of the Electronic Materials Program at LBNL is to advance and expand the fundamental understanding of the materials science of semiconductors. The research focuses on the relationships between synthesis and processing conditions and the structure, properties, and stability of semiconductor materials systems. Progress in these areas is essential for the performance and reliability of a number of technologies that lie at the heart of the DOE mission.

Foundations Of Resilient CybEr-physical Systems (FORCES)

FORCES is designed to help protect the nation's critical infrastructure from attack and to ensure its robust, secure and efficient operation. Specifically, FORCES aims to increase the resilience of large-scale networked cyber-physical systems (CPS) in the key areas of energy delivery, transportation, and energy management in buildings.

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI)

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at UC Berkeley is the nexus for campus-wide multidisciplinary neuroscience research and The Berkeley BRAIN Initiative. Using approaches from many disciplines (including biophysics, chemistry, cognitive sciences, computer science, genetics, mathematics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology), we seek to understand how the brain generates behavior and cognition, and to better understand, diagnose, and treat neurological diseases.

Human-Assistive Robotic Technologies Lab (HART)

Robotics, as a field, provides excellent tools for modeling human capabilities and limitations — and the field is, in turn, in great need of those models. Here at the HART Lab, we work to model and develop robust human-centered systems at many levels of abstraction for a wide range of applications.

Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center

Hyperpolarized MRI using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) is a powerful new imaging technique which uses specialized instrumentation to provide signal enhancements of over 5-orders of magnitude for carbon-13 enriched compounds. The resulting hyperpolarized solution then can be injected in a MR scanner to detect not only the uptake of the targeted molecule but also its metabolic products in vivo using rapid 13C MR acquisitions.

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Center (iCyPhy)

iCyPhy is a research consortium formed to identify and develop new engineering techniques that will make it easier to successfully build products and services that combine complex software, hardware and mechanical components. iCyPhy is a partnership between UC Berkeley, Caltech, and member companies, which currently include the founding members, United Technologies and IBM.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)

In IEOR, we invent, analyze and teach tools and approaches for design, analysis, risk management, and decision-making in complex real-world systems like supply chains, energy systems, healthcare systems, and financial systems.

Integrated Modeling Process and Computation for Technology (IMPACT)

Our objective is to introduce innovative process steps, new sensors, and effective control strategies that will make IC manufacturing factories more efficient. IC production has experienced a dramatic improvement in productivity in the last 30 years, and the results have transformed society. This trend will end unless a systematic approach is used to enable the reliable reproducibility of the very small devices used in future IC products.

International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is a leading independent, nonprofit center for research in computer science. With its unique focus on international collaboration and through its established international programs, ICSI brings together scientists from all over the world and at all stages of their career to work with established staff researchers, UC Berkeley professors, and their networks of academic, government, and industrial partners.

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation (JIDI)

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for students, teachers and practitioners who love working at the intersection of design and technology. We empower you with a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn the way you learn best – by doing.

Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB)

UC Berkeley’s Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB), directed by Professor Ken Goldberg, is a center for research in robotics and automation with 20 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing projects in Cloud Robotics, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Learning from Demonstrations, Computer Assisted Surgery, Automated Manufacturing, and New Media Artforms.

Marvell NanoLab

The Marvell NanoLab, located in the CITRIS headquarters building, Sutardja Dai Hall, includes more than 15,000 sq feet of Class100 and Class1000 cleanroom. The Marvell NanoLab is a shared research center providing more than 100 Principal Investigators and over 500 academic and industrial researchers a complete set of micro- and nano-fabrication tools.

Multiscale System Center (MuSyC)

Distributed Sense and Control System design.

Networked Systems Lab (NETSYS)

The Networked Systems Lab (NetSys) addresses a broad set of issues relating to networking and systems, ranging from traditional networking topics (e.g., congestion control and routing) to more systems-oriented topics (e.g., data analytics and disaggregated datacenters). Many of our current efforts focus on how to unify and extend recent developments in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH)

The objective is to develop the foundations for the widespread adoption of advanced technologies that will help improve the operation of California's surface transportation systems.

Quantum Architecture Research

Explores architectural structures and technologies to enable large-scale quantum computing. Our work here at Berkeley is done in collaboration with UC Davis, MIT, and University of Washington.

Real-Time Intelligent Secure Explainable Systems (RISELab)

RISELab represents the next chapter in the ongoing story of data-intensive systems at Berkeley; a proactive step to move beyond Big Data analytics into a more immersive world. Our mission in the RISELab is to develop technologies that enable applications to interact intelligently and securely with their environment in real time.

Robotics and Intelligent Machines Laboratory

The Robotics and Intelligent Machines research in EECS encompasses the work of a half dozen faculty members, and spans diverse topics from the microscopic to autonomous systems to human-robot interaction.

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing (SITC)

The Institute aims to promote fundamental research on the foundations of computer science, as well as to expand the horizons of the field by exploring other scientific disciplines through a computational lens.

Software Defined Buildings (SDB)

Software Defined Buildings (SDB) seeks to design, engineer, and evaluate the foundational information substrate for cyberphysical systems in a concrete, canonical form - creation of efficient, agile, model-driven, human-centered building systems.

Software Principles for Advanced Networking (SPAN)

We aim to make networks more amenable to innovation, i.e., we want to enable rapid deployment of new network features and provide tools to manage these features. Our work builds on software-defined networks for control and flexible software forwarding for building new network functionality. Eventually we hope to extend the benefits of these techniques to carrier networks.

SWARM Lab

The Swarm Lab seeks to foster the creation and distribution of exciting applications of large swarms of sensors and actuators through the adoption of an <b>open and universal platform</b>. The Swarm Lab builds on the strengths of Berkeley in integration and in building bridges between different fields. It is open to industry members and based on the Berkeley campus.

Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI)

The Synthetic Biology Institute at UC Berkeley (SBI) was established in 2010 to clear a path to the widespread production of new biological systems to benefit society. Through the combined effort of its researchers, partners and Industry Members, SBI is developing the standards and technologies needed to create transformative applications in energy, materials, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food products, security, and other industries that affect our daily lives.

Tele-Immersion

Tele-Immersion is an emerging technology that enables cooperative interaction between people and groups separated geographically while placing them in the same virtual environment. In this virtual space, people can emote and talk as if the other party is present locally.

Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) starts with research centers in three areas: environment science and new energy technology; information technology and data science; precision medicine and healthcare. As a platform for innovative research and graduate-student education with parallel functionality on the two partner campuses, the institute will integrate research programs at both UC Berkeley and Tsinghua University to address societal needs and global challenges.

VeHICaL: Verified Human Interfaces, Control, and Learning for Semi-Autonomous Systems (VeHICaL)

VeHICaL is an NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Frontier project that is developing the foundations of verified co-design of interfaces and control for human cyber-physical systems (h-CPS) --- cyber-physical systems that operate in concert with human operators. VeHICaL aims to bring a formal approach to designing both interfaces and control for h-CPS, with provable guarantees.

Video and Image Processing Lab (VIP Lab)

Video and image processing lab is focused on theories, algorithms, and applications of signal, image, and video processing; recent activities include protocols and methods for wireless multimedia communication and networking, 3D processing and modeling, and applications to semiconductor manufacturing.

Visual Computing Lab (VCL)

Visual Computing Lab