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Research Centers & Programs

CyLab Mobility Research CenterCyLab Mobility Research Center

Mobility is a large and ever growing business opportunity for both established and startup companies including network operators, handset manufacturers, vendors of systems and networking equipment, vendors of embedded systems and software and vendors of mobile software and services. The CyLab Mobility Research Center at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, though newly formed, has already gathered a consortium of researchers and business leaders to investigate the possibilities for mobile technology. Learn more.


Carnegie Mellon has developed a vision of becoming the world’s most sensed campus and the most diagnosable.  In studying processes of early medical practitioners who had extremely similar objectives of diagnosing a largely unknown distributed system, we have gained insight on their initial methods and have initiated three coordinated efforts which are the pillars of CyDAT. Learn more.

CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS)CUPS

The CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) brings together researchers working on a diverse set of projects related to understanding and improving the usability of privacy and security software and systems. The privacy and security research community has become increasingly aware that usability problems severely impact the effectiveness of mechanisms designed to provide security and privacy in software systems. Learn more.

CyLab Biometrics CenterCyLab Biometrics Center

Authentication by biometric verification is becoming increasingly common in corporate and public security systems, consumer electronics and point of sale (POS) applications. At the CyLab Biometrics Center, the primary research thrusts that will be developed and will use leveraged resources: 3D face reconstruction, 2D pose correction and 2D facial landmark detection. Learn more.

Visual Intelligence StudioInstinctive Computing Lab

At the Visual Intelligence Studio, the researchers intend to make machines understand and inherit instincts of living creatures. Foraging, sensing, and surviving will be essential to new operation systems. As such, the mission of the Visual Intelligence Studio at Carnegie Mellon CyLab is to innovate visual thinking machines with Visual Intelligence, including videometrics, soft biometrics, and visual data mining. Learn more.