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We take a multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of research areas. On joint projects, we leverage complementary research across NEC and partner organizations.

Areas of Research

Data Science & System Security card

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…


Integrated Systems card

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), and 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, …


Machine Learning card

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.


Media Analytics card

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 for a summer internsh…


Mobile Communications & Networking card

Mobile Communications & Networking

Our 5G cellular network research encompasses development of technologies both on the radio access network (RAN) as well as the mobile packet core (EPC). Within the RAN, technologies such as massive MIMO/MU-MIMO, millimeter-wave access (e.g., transmission at 28 GHz to nomadic/mobile users), dual-connectivity LTE-A solutions and LTE transmission in the unlicensed band are being developed. At the mobile core, our focus is on virtualization, scalability and cloud deployment of EPC network elements,…


Optical Network & Sensing card

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 …