Welcome to the Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Our lab is a part of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and the Computer Science Department. NESL is physically located in 1762 Boelter Hall on UCLA's campus in Westwood, Los Angeles. Our research is in the broad area of embedded and cyber-physical systems for applications in IoT, ubiquitous and mobile computing, and pervasive sensing and control. Our interests are in problems related to making these systems learning-enabled, secure, privacy-aware, human-coupled, wirelessly-networked, and energy-efficient. We take a full-stack approach in our research, working across all layers of systems including algorithms, applications, software, and hardware.

Feel free to explore this web site, and in case of any questions about NESL, please contact Prof. Mani Srivastava. To get a good sense of our current research activity, please look at Prof. Mani Srivastava's publication list on Google Scholar.

NESL is also a part of several exciting center-scale multi-institutional collaborations, whose websites provide further details and the broader context of our research.


• NESL in Spain (2018-02-27) [Details]

• NESL in NBC News (2018-02-08) [Details]

• NESL Research on Adversarial ML in Press! (2018-01-26) [Details]

View more »

Recent Papers

• Ayca Ozcelikkale, Mehmet Koseoglu, and Mani B. Srivastava. "Optimization vs. reinforcement learning for wirelessly powered sensor networks", August 2018. [ Details ]

• Henrique Ferraz, Amr Alanwar, Mani B. Srivastava, and Joao Hespanha. "Node Localization Based on Distributed Constrained Optimization using Jacobi's Method", Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2017. [ Details ]

• Supriyo Chakraborty, Wentao Ouyang, and Mani B. Srivastava. "LightSpy: Optical Eavesdropping on Displays Using Light Sensors on Mobile Devices", 1st IEEE Big Data International Workshop on Policy-based Autonomic Data Governance (PADG 2017), December 2017. [ Details ]

• Moustafa Alzantot, Bharathan Balaji, and Mani B. Srivastava. "Did you hear that? Adversarial Examples Against Automatic Speech Recognition.", NIPS 2017 Machine Deception Workshop, December 2017. [ Details ]

View more »


• Sensory Substitution [Details]

• EngagementService [Details]

• BNNSF [Details]

• RoseLine [Details]

• BlueWater [Details]

View more »


NSF Logo
NIH Logo

ARL Logo