Groups & Labs

AquaLabHeaded by Fabián Bustamante

We conduct research on large-scale distributed systems and networking. Our approach is mainly experimental, focusing on the design, deployment and evaluation of systems that people use.

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assistive and rehabilitation robotics laboratory

Headed by Brenna D. Argall

The argallab strives to advance human ability by leveraging robotics autonomy. Our research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, rehabilitation robotics and machine learning.

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Laboratory for Atomic and Photonic TechnologyHeaded by Selim Shahriar.

Our work includes projects ranging from quantum teleportation to holographic correlation. 

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BISOLHeaded by Hooman Mohseni

The Bio-inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Lab (BISOL) has a general goal of producing novel photonics and optoelectronic devices inspired by nature.

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Headed by Uri Wilensky

CCL is dedicated to the creative use of technology to deepen learning. In support of its research mission, we at the CCL also develop tools and curricula for use in both classrooms and informal learning settings.

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commnet groupHeaded by Randy Berry, Dongning Guo, Abraham Haddad, Michael Honig, CC Lee

The Communications and Networking Laboratory is the home to faculty, students and postdocs studying communication and networking.

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Computational Vision Group
Headed by Ying Wu

Research Interests: Computer Vision; Visual Motion Tracking/Capturing/Recognition; Statistical Learning and Pattern Recognition;

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DeltaLab Headed by Haoqi Zhang

Delta Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern University. Our driving mission is to improve the way we design, work, learn, play, and fundamentally change the way we interact.

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The Economics Group in EECS (2007 promotional poster)Headed by Jason Hartline

The Economics Group studies the interplay between the algorithmic, economic, and social aspects of the Internet and related systems, and develops ways to facilitate users' interactions in these systems.

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Headed by Matthew Grayson

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ivpl-diagramHeaded by A.K. Katsaggelos

The lab's objective is to generate cutting-edge research results in the fields of multimedia signal processing, multimedia communications, and computer vision.

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Intelligent Information LaboratoryHeaded by Larry Birnbaum and Kristian Hammond

The InfoLab's mission is to make information access relevant to the specific moment and task at hand. We construct systems that connect users with information, services, people, and community on the basis of the context of their in-the-moment activity.

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TuneBot - Interactive Audio Lab, Prof. Bryan PardoHeaded by Bryan Pardo

We apply machine learning, signal processing, natural language processing, and database search techniques to make new auditory tools and interfaces.

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mdnl logoHeaded by Koray Aydin

The research program in the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab is mainly focused on the broad area of nanophotonics, an emerging field strategically positioned at the intersection of electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and nanoscience.

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Northwestern Lab for Internet and Security Technology (LIST)Headed by Yan Chen

The theme of my research is to understand the complex artifacts of the current Internet through measurement, monitoring and diagnosis of the large-scale Internet traffic.

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nu networks group1Headed by Aleksandar Kuzmanovic.

Northwestern undergraduates are more than welcome --- projects are always available. 

Current research projects:

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nucad2Headed by Hai Zhou

The VLSI design productivity crisis, that is, the fact that the number of available transistors grows much faster than the ability to design them meaningfully, has become the greatest threat to the growth of semiconductor industry.

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Headed by Nikos Hardavellas

The overreaching research umbrella at the Parallel Architecture Lab at Northwestern (PARAG@N) is energy-efficient computing. At the macro scale, computers consume inordinate amounts of energy, negatively impacting the economics and environmental footprint of computing. At the micro scale, power constraints prevent us from riding Moore's Law. We attack both problems by identifying sources of energy inefficiencies and working at hardware/software techniques for cross-stack energy optimization.

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P LabHeaded by Peter Dinda

The Prescience Lab conducts a range of experimental computer systems research, with a current focus on virtualization, empathic systems, and parallel and distributed systems. That's "prescience" as via the Latin praescientia.

 

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QRGHeaded by Kenneth D. Forbus and Tom Hinrichs

The Qualitative Reasoning Group conducts research on efforts to both create new kinds of cognitive systems and model human cognition. We have strong collaborations with other cognitive scientists in a number of fields at various institutions.

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Headed by Michael Horn

Emerging interactive technology is rapidly transforming the ways in which we work, play, communicate, and learn. Research in tangible interaction attempts to blur the line between digital technology and the broader physical, social, and cultural worlds within which computer use is situated. At the TIDAL Lab, we are exploring the use of tangible interaction to create innovative learning experiences.

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