Research and Development Programs

Research at the cutting edge of science and technology requires a special blend of organizational design, human resource management, and institutional strategy. Capitalizing on decades of research experience, SRI offers a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities to build, manage, and evaluate R&D programs. SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development:

  • Guides clients through the process of creating research organizations

  • Provides training to help researchers make the transition from the lab bench to management

  • Offers specialized analyses of program management and performance evaluations.

For world-class results, SRI also helps research sponsors understand and apply their R&D resources more effectively.


teacher and students working together

SRI uses innovative methods to “bridge the gap” between professional development and classroom practice—and make a measurable difference on student learning.

Carbon emissions map used by students to investigate warming

DIGS engages students in looking at real data about climate change to differentiate between possible greenhouse gas and urban heat island impacts.

Saudi Arabian students in a classroom

To determine the optimal focus for the new university, SRI assessed the technology and educational needs and resources of the Kingdom's industry and society.

scientist holding up a sample

In a program organized by SRI, senior government officials met to discuss and learn ways to collaborate internationally on areas of strategic importance in science and technology.

Press Releases

  Chilean entrepreneurs begin SRI venture-readiness program

An elite group of Chilean entrepreneurs is beginning a one-month immersive work experience at SRI International to advance venture opportunities.


International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM). A video’s soundtrack is usually highly correlated to its content. Hence, audio-based techniques have recently emerged as a means for video concept detection complementary to visual analysis.

This paper, published in the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Journal, addresses the need within the military to enhance its training capability to provide more realistic and timely training, but without incurring excessive costs in time and infrastructure.

In this paper, published in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2012. Camera tracking system for augmented reality applications that can operate both indoors and outdoors is described.

In this paper, published in IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing, we introduce Vision Guided Compression (VGC), as a pre-processing technology that can be coupled with standards-based video coding, to provide FMV at low-bit rates.

In this paper, published in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012. We present a system for detecting pedestrians at long ranges using a combination of stereo-based detection, classification using deep learning, and a cascade of specialized classifiers.

In this paper, published in the ACM Journal, we conduct a pilot study of the multimedia event recounting problem, which answers the question why this video is recognized as this event.

Adaptive smoothing in real-time image stabilization. When using the conventional fixed smoothing factor to display the stabilized video, we have the issue of large undefined black border regions (BBR) when camera is fast panning and zooming.

High-performance dense stereo is a critical component of computer vision applications like 3D reconstruction, robot navigation, and augmented reality. In this paper, we present a low-power, high performance FPGA implementation of a stereo algorithm suitable for embedded real-time platforms.

18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2011. In scenes of significantly varying lighting conditions, under and over exposed regions can suffer from a loss of information.

Blog Posts

SRI is starting the next phase of its Bridging Professional Development program in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) as part of a district-wide initiative that focuses on argumentation.