University of Southern California

R&D Expertise

ISI conducts basic and applied research across an exceptionally wide range of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies.  Our expertise ranges from core engineering and computer science discovery to design, modeling and implementation of innovative prototypes and devices – often bridging multiple technology disciplines, areas of expertise and traditional “silo” research approaches.

We work closely with our public- and private-sector customers to explore and develop diverse, high-impact information technologies for civilian and military uses.  ISI focuses on:

  • Intelligent Systems:  artificial intelligence in natural language, machine translation, information integration, education, robotics and other disciplines.
    Natural Language  -  Knowledge Technologies  -  Information Integration
  • Internet and Networked Systems:  Internet security research and international testbed, Internet measurement and monitoring approaches, and sensor networks that emphasize both networking theory and practice.
  • Computational Systems and Technology:  software and hardware supercomputing approaches, systems-on-a-chip, high-performance computing and scalable systems that aid complex decision-making, among other initiatives; adiabatic quantum computing; and space systems.
    Computational Sciences  -  Quantum Computing  -  Space Systems  -  Adaptive Parallel Execution
  • Informatics:  grid computing, information security, service-oriented architectures, imaging and medical informatics that aim to transform healthcare discovery processes, practice and delivery.
  • Advanced Electronics:  high-caliber, low-cost, small-volume integrated circuit research and fabrication through our MOSIS service, which consolidates multiple customers’ designs onto single wafers to minimize expenses; novel CMOS extensions and post-CMOS concepts; and low power, high-performance embedded systems, including biomimetics.
    MOSIS  -  Disruptive Electronics  -  Advanced Systems