Research — Solving the critical challenges of the 21st century.

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has identified six critical areas of research where we can have the greatest positive impact in the years and decades to come.

Robotics and Cyber-physical Systems

Sustainable and Resilient Urban Systems

Engineering in Medicine

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Cybersecurity and Future Internet

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

UCLA Samueli is well known for the research advances our labs and alumni have brought to the world. By defining these critical areas of research for the 21st century, we are able to focus our resources, create relevant educational structure and galvanize the next generation of global change agents.