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 research:
First 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.
Dr. Becerik-Gerber receives NSF CAREER Award.
i-Lab researcher, Nan Li, receives the Charles Eastman top Phd paper award at the CIB W78.
i-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, receives the Sonny Astani Outstanding Research Assistant award.
i-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, is featured in the CEE department as the research assistant of the month.
Partnered with the Iridescent Learning and Warner Bros, Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber will mentor K-12 students in the Gravity Challenge.
The 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE) was held at USC's campus on June 23-25, 2013.
i-Lab researchers, Zheng Yang, and Nan Li, are selected to the Diploma in Innovation program.
Dr. Becerik-Gerber is selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
1 min summary of i-LAB's work at the Engineering Innovation Podcast Series of National Academy of Engineering
i-Lab researcher, Nan Li, is featured as the research assistant of the month
Six USC Research Teams, Including i-LAB Researchers, Complete Startup Boot Camp and Receive Nearly $500K to Commercialize Technologies
Dr. Becerik talks about iLAB's research at the Emerging Technologies conference of MIT
i-Lab researcher, Farrokh Jazizadeh, receives Sonny Astani Teaching Assistant (TA) award
Dr. Becerik-Gerber has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Becerik-Gerber receives a second grant from NSF
Dr. Becerik-Gerber is named among the world's top innovators:
35 Innovators under 35
Dr. Becerik-Gerber receives a grant from NSF
i-Lab researcher, Geoffrey Kavulya, receives NSF BELA award
i-Lab researcher, Nan Li, receives Sonny Astani Research Assistant (RA) award
An expert task force, assembled by ASCE TCCIT DSA committee identifies Grand challenges in Civil Engineering for Data Sensing and Analysis
A news story about our research: New Sensors and Tools to Track the Multiple Personalities of Buildings
Dr Becerik is selected to attend NAE Frontiers Of Engineering And Frontiers Of Engineering Education Symposia
i-Lab attends GTHB Conference: The Behavioral Foundations of Game Theory
A news story about our work: Innovation in the Construction Management Classroom
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