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The vision of the Innovation in Integrated Informatics LAB (iLAB) research group is to develop innovative computational tools, techniques, and solutions for human-building interaction and situational awareness through integration of information gathering, processing and information systems. Research at iLAB presently focuses on three diverse and equally supportive research areas:

Human Building Interaction for Energy Efficiency

Situational Awareness for Built Environment

Building Information Technology & Management


iLAB is located in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Contact: If you have questions about iLAB, please contact Burcin Becerik-Gerber

Address: USC, Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
                  3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP 217, Los Angeles, CA 90089



Recent news about our lab:

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber receives the EAGER grant from NSF.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, receives USC PhD Achievement Award for 2015.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Zheng Yang, has been elected to university-wide honor society USC Phi Kappa Phi.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Pedram Oskouie, presented his research on automated measurement of highway retaining walls’ displacements using terrestrial laser scanners and finished fourth at the USC graduate research symposium.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, defends his thesis titled "user-centric smart sensing for non-intrusive electricity consumption disaggregation in buildings" successfully.

USCLogoDr.Burcin Becerik got promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, will start his career as an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.

News Archive:


USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Zheng Yang, receives the Sonny Astani Outstanding Research Assistant award.

USCLogoiLAB researchers win the second prize in ESRN (Environmental Sustainability Research Network) poster workshop

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Zheng Yang, is featured in the CEE department as the research assistant of May 2014.

USCLogoiLAB presents in FIATECH. (images)

USCLogoFirst iLab graduate student, Nan Li, is recognized with an award for Best Dissertation.

USCLogoFirst iLab student, Nan Li, defends his thesis titled "a radio frequency based indoor localization framework for supporting building emergency response operations" successfully and will start his career as an Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University.

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber receives NSF CAREER Award.


USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Nan Li, receives the Charles Eastman top Phd paper award at the CIB W78.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, receives the Sonny Astani Outstanding Research Assistant award.

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, is featured in the CEE department as the research assistant of the month.

USCLogoPartnered with the Iridescent Learning and Warner Bros, Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber will mentor K-12 students in the Gravity Challenge.

USCLogoThe 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE) was held at USC's campus on June 23-25, 2013.

USCLogoi-Lab researchers, Zheng Yang, and Nan Li, are selected to the Diploma in Innovation program.

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber is selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

USCLogo1 min summary of i-LAB's work at the Engineering Innovation Podcast Series of National Academy of Engineering

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Nan Li, is featured as the research assistant of the month

USCLogoSix USC Research Teams, Including i-LAB Researchers, Complete Startup Boot Camp and Receive Nearly $500K to Commercialize Technologies


USCLogoDr. Becerik talks about iLAB's research at the Emerging Technologies conference of MIT

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, receives Sonny Astani Teaching Assistant (TA) award

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber receives a second grant from NSF

USCLogoDr. Becerik-Gerber is named among the world's top innovators: 35 Innovators under 35

USCLogo Dr. Becerik-Gerber receives a grant from NSF

USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Geoffrey Kavulya, receives NSF BELA award


USCLogoi-Lab researcher, Nan Li, receives Sonny Astani Research Assistant (RA) award

USCLogoAn expert task force, assembled by ASCE TCCIT DSA committee identifies Grand challenges in Civil Engineering for Data Sensing and Analysis

USCLogoA news story about our research: New Sensors and Tools to Track the Multiple Personalities of Buildings


USCLogoDr Becerik is selected to attend NAE Frontiers Of Engineering And Frontiers Of Engineering Education Symposia

USCLogoi-Lab attends GTHB Conference: The Behavioral Foundations of Game Theory

USCLogoA news story about our work: Innovation in the Construction Management Classroom







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