Cultivating the next great paradigm shift
The UCLA Connection Lab is designed to provide an environment that will support advanced research in technologies at the forefront of all things regarding connectivity.
Advanced Network Protocol Design
Internet protocol design and architecture enables us all to efficiently work together. What will future protocols look like and how can they enhance the user experience?
The rapidly expanding technology of blockchain is much more than currency and transaction anonymity. How do we use, expand, and advance the development of secure, efficient, and seamless blockchains to improve human interaction?
How do we secure the seemingly infinite stream of data, public and personal, on the internet – and how do we ensure that the interactions we facilitate are safe from malice?
Distributed systems surround us in today’s world of high technology including the internet, the cloud, social networks, blockchain, and more. When the multiple components of the system communicate and coordinate their actions properly, the system provides resilience, scalability, security and performance enhancements. The challenge is how to protect against inefficiencies, lost data, malicious behavior, and unforeseen failures.
The backbone of all human interaction is the system it relies upon to function. In the online world, that’s the network. But it’s much more than the infrastructure of boxes and wires. It also takes innovation to imagine what the network of the future will look like and how to build it.
How do we keep up in a world with so many possible malicious actors and a system that was founded in a time when privacy and security were an afterthought?
Wireless technology is key to realizing the invisible internet by supporting mobility, IoT, 5G, and other advanced functionality. We anticipate and examine the leading edges of this technology.
Bridging the gap between science and practice
Students and faculty are challenged with the opportunity to discover and investigate emerging technologies and their impact on interaction facilitated by connectivity.
Projects that bridge the gap between science and practice are at the core of the UCLA Connection Lab: Our approach is to develop interdisciplinary collaborative relationships with faculty, students, engineers, technologists, and corporate partners to make research findings practical, significant, and connected.
Collaborate With Us
The UCLA Connection Lab is an open space for exploration. Do you have an idea that may impact the future of connectivity? You can collaborate on our projects and participate in upcoming events.