NEC Laboratories America, Inc. (NEC Labs) is the US-based center for NEC Corporation’s global network of corporate research laboratories. Our diverse research groups collaborate with industry, academia and governments to provide disruptive solutions to complex problems. A leader in the integration of IT and network technologies with more than 100 years of expertise, NEC provides a combination of products and solutions that cross-utilize the company’s experience and global resources to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers.
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We aim to develop tangible solutions that address real-world challenges and bring about positive change. With a dedicated team of experts, we delve into cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, integrated systems, media analytics, and optical networking.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
We take a multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of research areas. On joint projects, we leverage complementary research across NEC and partner organizations.
We aim to build novel big-data solutions and service platforms to simplify complex systems management. We also develop new information technology that supports innovative applications, from big data analytics to the Internet of Things.
We innovate, design and prototype high-performance intelligent distributed systems, applications and services on communication networks like 5G and beyond. We develop next generation wireless technologies for sensing the world and improving communication networks.
Machine learning is the key technology for data analytics and artificial intelligence. Recent progress in this field opens opportunities for a wide variety of new applications. As leaders in the industry, we develop innovative technologies which are integrated into NEC’s products and services.
We solve fundamental challenges in computer vision, with a focus on understanding and interaction in 3D scenes, representation learning in visual and multimodal data, learning across domains and tasks, as well as responsible AI.
In the optical networking and sensing department, we are leading world-class optics research into the next-generation of optical networks and sensing systems that will power ICT-based social solutions for years to come.