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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.


  • 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"!
  • October, 2018: Welcome to our new visiting researcher: Forough Yaghoubi from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden!
  • September, 2018: Welcome to our new graduate students: Yen-Chin Wang and Enes Krijestorac!
  • August, 2018: CORES lab joins JUMP SRC center CONIX.
  • July, 2018: Professor Danijela Cabric has been promoted to Full Professor.
  • June, 2018: Congratulations to Shailesh Chaudhari on defending his Ph.D. thesis!
  • May, 2018: Congratulations to Han Yan on receiving the university wide Dissertation Year Fellowship!
  • January, 2018: Professor Cabric has been selected to serve as IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.
  • September, 2017: Welcome to our new graduate students: Veljko Boljanović and Samer Hanna!
  • July, 2017: Welcome to our new visiting researcher: Rico Mendrzik from Hamburg University of Technology, Germany!
  • May, 2017: Congratulations to Mihir Laghate on defending his Ph.D. thesis!
  • April, 2017: Welcome to our new visiting researcher: Dr. Fereidoun H. Panahi from Keio University, Japan!
  • October, 2016: Welcome to our new visiting researcher: Prof. Feng-Tsun Chien from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan!
  • January 13, 2016: Welcome to our new visiting researcher: Tom Vermeulen from KU Leuven!
  • September 15, 2015: Welcome to our new visiting researchers: Jingwen Zhang from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing and Jun Shi from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin!

News Archive

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:

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Contact Information

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