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UCLA Cores Lab, from left to right (as of April 2018): Benjamin Domae, Veljko Boljanovic, Yan Han, Ghaith Hattab, Danijela Čabrić, Han Yan, Shailesh Chaudhari, and Samer Hanna

About Us

Cognitive Reconfigurable Embedded Systems Lab is a unique research entity within UCLA, which focuses on research in Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radio-like systems. We are interested in all modern radio technologies, with the emphasis on systems that enable more efficient utilization of spectrum. Our group headed by Prof. Danijela Čabrić is a vibrant and young group of graduate students, international visitors and researchers.

Postdoc position available

Postdoctoral scholar position (starting January 2020) available in Prof. Cabric’s research group at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in the areas of millimeter wave communications, machine learning for spectrum sharing and distributed communications and sensing (funded by DARPA and NSF). Candidates with strong background in wireless communications, signal processing and machine learning are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in these research areas is preferred. Interested applicants should send their CV, along with the names of at least one reference, to Prof. Cabric via email (


  • September, 2020: Congratulations to Han Yan, Benjamin Domae and Prof. Danijela Cabric for winning the Best Paper Award at the 4th ACM Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Networks and Sensing Systems (mmNets) 2020 for the paper "mmRAPID: Machine Learning assisted Noncoherent Compressive Millimeter-Wave Beam Alignment"!
  • May, 2020: Congratulations to Han Yan for for winning the Best PhD Dissertation Research Award in Signals & Systems!
  • January, 2020: Congratulations to Enes Krijestorac for securing the 1st place in the Ph.D. Preliminary Examination (Signals & Systems track)!
  • October, 2019: Welcome to our new Fulbright visiting student Agon Memedi from Paderborn University!
  • September, 2019: Welcome to our new graduate students: Benjamin Domae and Samurdhi Karunaratne!
  • September, 2019: CORES lab receives a new NSF award for Circuits and Systems Design for UAV Swarm Enabled Communications.
  • May, 2019: Congratulations to Han Yan on winning the prestigious Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship!
  • February, 2019: Congratulations to Ghaith Hattab on defending his Ph.D. thesis!
  • February, 2019: Congratulations to Samer Hanna and Prof. Danijela Cabric for winning the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICNC 2019 for the paper "Deep Learning Based Transmitter Identification using Power Amplifier Nonlinearity"!

News Archive

2016/2018 UCLA Cores Lab News

2013/2015 UCLA Cores Lab News

2011/2012 UCLA Cores Lab News

2010 UCLA Cores Lab News

2009 UCLA Cores Lab News

UCLA Cores Lab Historical Group Photographs

Our Research

We perform theoretical research with strong emphasis on the implementation and practicality of the solutions for future Cognitive Radio systems. We also conduct practical experiments using a variety of Cogntive Radio Testbeds in conjunction with a rapid prototyping design environement. We deal with anything related to Opportunistic Spectrum Access, Dynamic Spectrum Access, Reconfigurable Radios, Policy-based Radios, and Underlay and Overlay Radio Systems. All information about our current projects, with brief description of the results and the links to current publications, can be found on the Research page. Our ongoing research projects are:

Our Sponsors

Contact Information

  • Postal (Visiting) Address: UCLA, Electrical Engineering, 56-125B (54-130B) Engineering IV, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
  • Phone: +1 310 206 8856
  • Email: