Research is Expanding the Future

Driving critical research in computer science through academic collaboration.


Accelerator Rich Architectures with Applications to Healthcare (CDSC)

The Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC) is researching accelerator-rich architectures with applications to health care, in which personalized cancer treatment is added as an application domain in addition to medical imaging.

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Productive and Efficient Heterogeneous Programming (ASPIRE)

Recognizes the shift from transistor-scaling-driven performance improvements to a new post-scaling world where whole-stack co-design is the key to improved efficiency.

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Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab

Brings together UC Berkeley researchers across the areas of computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, planning, and robotics. BAIR includes over two dozen faculty and more than a hundred graduate students pursuing research on fundamental advances in the above areas as well as cross-cutting themes including multi-modal deep learning, human-compatible AI, and connecting AI with other scientific disciplines and the humanities.

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Data Analytics for What's Next (DAWN)

Stanford based research project launched in 2017 to design systems and tools for usable machine learning, enabling non-experts to build and run production-ready ML apps.

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Real-Time Intelligent Secure Execution (RISE)

A 5-year research project focused on solving the systems, machine learning, and security challenges required to create an oepn-source, general-purpose, secure stack that can make intelligent decisions on live data in real-time.

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Stanford Data Sciences Initiative Affiliates Membership (SDSI)

The Stanford Data Science Initiative (SDSI) is a university-wide organization focused on core data technologies with strong ties to application areas across campus. SDSI comprises methods research, infrastructure, and education.

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Partnerships with the National Science Foundation

Intel NSF: Visual and Experiential Computing - Graduating 2018

Foster novel, multidisciplinary approaches that will transform the way people interact with visual information through mobile and wearable devices, autonomous machines, and semantically aware spaces.

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Intel NSF: Cyber-Physical Systems, Security, and Privacy

Transform the way people interact with engineered systems and address threats stemming from increasing reliance on computer and communication technologies.

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Intel NSF: Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks

Seeks unique data network architectures featuring an information plane using an Information-Centric Networking (ICN) approach and addressing discovery, movement, delivery, management, and protection of information within a network, along with the abstraction of an underlying communication plane creating opportunities for new efficiencies and optimizations across communications technologies that could also address latency and scale requirements.

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Intel NSF: Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

Addresses the problem of effective software development for diverse hardware architectures through groundbreaking university research that will lead to a significant, measurable leap in software development productivity by partially or fully automating software development tasks that are currently performed by humans.

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Semiconductor Research Corporation

JUMP - Joint University Microelectronics Program
Supporting long-term research focused on high performance, energy efficient microelectronics for end-to-end sensing and actuation, signal and information processing, communication, computing, and storage solutions that are cost-effective and secure.


ASCENT focuses on demonstration of foundational material synthesis routes and device technologies, novel heterogeneous integration (package and monolithic) schemes to support the next era of “functional hyper-scaling.”

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The ADA Center will reignite system design innovation by drawing on opportunities in application driven architecture and system-driven technology advances, with support from agile system design frameworks that encompass programming languages to implementation technologies.

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The mission of CBRIC is to deliver key advances in cognitive computing, with the goal of enabling a new generation of autonomous intelligent systems.

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ComSenTer will develop the technologies for a future cellular infrastructure using hubs with massive spatial multiplexing, providing 1-100Gb/s to the end user, and, with 100-1000 simultaneous independently-modulated beams, aggregate hubs capacities in the 10s of Tb/s.

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CONIX aims to provide a new middle tier of distributed computing that tightly couples the cloud and edge by pushing increased levels of autonomy and intelligence into the network.

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The CRISP grand challenge is to significantly lower the effort barrier for every day programmers to achieve highly portable, “bare-metal,” and understandable performance across a wide range of heterogeneous, IMS architectures.

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The nanoelectronic COmputing REsearch (nCORE) program funds collaborative university research in the U.S. to develop key technologies to enable novel computing and storage paradigms with long-term impact on the semiconductor, electronics, computing, and defense industries. The nCORE program supports the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) through government-industry-academia collaborations. It will be driven by fundamental research on emerging materials and devices with the potential to achieve significantly improved efficiency, enhanced performance, and new functionalities, beyond the capability of conventional CMOS technologies. The new program is built upon the learning from the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI).

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