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About NEC

We believe technological innovation can empower people, businesses and society.

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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Areas of Research

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Data Science & System Security

Our research is both experimental and theoretical, covering many domains in data science and systems research, such as time series mining, graph mining, deep learning, text mining, anomaly detection, signal processing, cloud computing, data centers, software-defined networking and streaming processing. The goal of our research is to fully understand the dynamics of big data from complex systems, retrieve patterns to profile them and build innovative solutions to help the end user managing those…


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Integrated Systems

New application needs have always sparked human innovation. A decade ago, cloud computing enabled high-value enterprise services with a global reach and scale, but with several minutes or seconds of delay. Large-scale services like enterprise resource planning (ERP) were a corner-case scenario, often designed as one-off systems. Today, applications like social networks, automated trading and video streaming have made large-scale services the norm rather than the exception. In the future, advanc…


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Machine Learning

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 are hiring! For intern positions click here – for full time researchers click here.


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Media Analytics

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. Our technological breakthroughs contribute to socially-relevant solutions that address key enterprise needs in mobility, safety and smart spaces. Meet our team of experts, check out our blog, or read our latest publications.Interested in joining us? We are seeking the n…


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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 forward-looking theoretical studies, to cutting edge experiments, to world- and industry- first technology field trials, we deliver globally recognized innovation that …