The Jacobs School's affiliated research institutes and centers are on the leading edge of tomorrow's technological revolutions. Our institutes place a high priority on collaboration, technology transfer, and educational opportunities that prepare our graduates to meet the engineering needs of the nation.
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) »
Enables interdisciplinary research and advances information technology applications for intelligent transportation, safety and security, genomic medicine, new media arts and the environment and civil infrastructure. Works with industry and government partners to build and test integrated systems under real-world conditions.
Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology »
Dedicated to the study of computational approaches in biological sciences. Serves as a worldwide bioinformatics conference center and forum for researchers in algorithmic and systems biology. Promotes interactions between academia and industry. Supports original research and educational activities in bioinformatics.
Center For Energy Research (CER) »
Fuels research and education for affordable, clean and efficient power supplies. Focus includes fusion research, emissions controls, combustion science, thermal response and gas interaction.
Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) »
Partners with data storage industry leaders and national research agencies to develop advances in ultra-high density storage and ultra-high data rates for disk and tape recording systems.
Center for Networked Systems (CNS) »
Works with industry leaders to address critical research issues for robust, secure, open, and manageable networked systems.
The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) »
Collaborates on wireless research funded each year by the Center's corporate members. Research topics include more efficient use of wireless spectrum, including coding for wireless networks, scalable video, and shared spectrum technologies such as cognitive radios.
Charles Lee Powell Structural
Research Laboratories »
Multi-location, multi-million-dollar facilities enable structural research and testing at the materials, component, assembly and systems-levels. World-renowned for innovations in earthquake safety, researchers with the Powell Labs work with government agencies and the structural engineering industry to advance safe and cost-effective construction.
Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics »
Serves as a catalyst for interaction with industry and federal research sponsors. The CCSD team includes world leaders in the development of the mathematical and theoretical basis of control and dynamical system modeling, analysis, estimation, and design. These theories are critical to the formulation of approaches to real problems and to the provision of performance specifications and guarantees.
Information Theory and Applications Center »
Dedicated to the study of information theory fundamentals and their relations to communications, computer- and life-sciences, finance, statistics, and related disciplines. The center supports both original research and educational activities in these areas.
Institute of Engineering in Medicine »
The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) at UC San Diego brings together outstanding faculty in its Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Medicine, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), as well as other units, for interdisciplinary research and education at the interface of engineering and medicine for the improvement of healthcare. The mission of the IEM is to synergize the unique strengths at UC San Diego for the integration of engineering principles and novel technologies with biomedical and translational research, with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare delivery and enhancing the health and quality of life of humankind.
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) »
Provides high-performance computing and data resources to the U.S. academic community and manages some of the nation's largest data collections. Provides cyberinfrastructure to enable advances in science and engineering fields including biological sciences, geosciences, data and knowledge systems, and computer science and technology.
Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering »
Advancing knowledge in biomedical engineering by promoting interdisciplinary research and training among engineering, biology, and medicine, with the ultimate goal of improving the health and quality of human life.