NEC Laboratories America is the anchor of NEC’s research organization in the US and we strive for excellence in research. As part of NEC we pursue at the same time continuous innovations with high business and technical impact. As part of our mission we bring knowledge into development projects that expand current businesses and create new ones in the US and globally.

We cover a broad range of research areas combining basic and applied research with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach. Our focus is on research projects in high-impact areas that combine challenging and creative research with clear direction and objectives. We leverage complementary research across NEC and partner organizations in joint research projects.

Our research areas are:

Computer Security

The Computer Security (CS) Department at NEC Labs focuses on the novel technologies for information and system security which can provide effective and practical solutions with research innovations.   Our group brings together the experts in system security, data mining, big data analysis, malware and vulnerability analysis, operating...

Data Science

The Data Science Department at NEC Labs aims to build novel big data solutions to support complex system management for power plants, manufacture plants, transportation, social infrastructure  and so on.  With ubiquitous sensing and networking capability, those systems are now equipped with a large number of sensors distributed across...

Energy Management

The energy infrastructure is at cross roads with an ever expanding demand for different forms of energy and shrinking pool of energy sources. To add to this, the current infrastructure has large emission footprint and scalability issues. Changes in the regulatory and operational climate and the emergence of smaller, efficient generating systems...

Integrated Systems

Emerging applications in enterprise information technology are expected to drive the evolution of future computing platforms. Computing Systems Architecture refers to the combination of hardware and system software that comprise a computing platform. Advances in general purpose multi-core and many-core (e.g., GPUs) cluster computing platforms...

Machine Learning

Machine Learning : The force behind innovative solutions   Need: Goal: Reasoning Need: --> Need More powerful algorithms to interpret multi-modal data and complex situations. Goal Reasoning Need More powerful systems that can handle the rapidly increasing complexity of data analytics  ...

Media Analytics

Welcome to the Media Analytics Department at NEC Labs America. We are a group of researchers passionate about solving fundamental challenges in computer vision and producing cutting-edge solutions for society. Our research directions include core computer vision problems such as image-based recognition, object detection, tracking, segmentation...

Mobile Communications + Networking

Mobile Communications and Networking research is focused on next generation cellular wireless data network architectures. New technologies for improving spectral efficiency, spectrum utility and spatial reuse of spectrum on the radio-access network are being developed. On the mobile core network, research is oriented towards efficiently...

Optical Networking + Sensing

From the Internet backbone to the home, optics and photonics form the foundation of modern ICT infrastructure.   In the optical networking and sensing department, we are leading world-class research into the next-generation of optical networks and sensing systems that will power ICT-based social solutions for years to come.  From...

Systems Research

The Systems Research group at NEC Labs aims to build novel service platforms that simplify complex computer systems management and to develop new information technology that supports innovative applications, from big data analytics to the Internet of Things.  Our research is both experimental and theoretical, covering many domains, such as...