Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Collaborations with Other Researchers

LLNL has a variety of mechanisms in place to work with you and your research group to advance the signal & image sciences.


Investigators and their research groups can partner with us in the signal and image sciences in many ways, including joint research, collaborative subcontracts, faculty visits, sabbatical arrangements, internships and postdoctoral appointments.

Visiting Scientists and Professionals Program

Researchers with expert knowledge in the signal and image sciences may be eligible to participate in our Visiting Scientists and Professionals Program. Apply your novel approach to one of our many real-world problems, and tap into our multidisciplinary network of problem domain experts. You and LLNL both benefit as ideas are exchanged in this creative environment.

UC-National Laboratory Research Collaborations

Researchers within the University of California system have an additional unique opportunity to partner with us through the UC Lab Fees Research Program. Sponsored by the UC Office of the President, with an active research portfolio currently totaling more than $52 million, the program allows UC faculty and students to take advantage of unique Laboratory facilities and expertise to execute joint research.

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Joint Research and Development


Researchers can also enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with LLNL. Signal and image processing technologies with the potential to mutually benefit both the U.S. Department of Energy and the research partner are eligible for this unique joint R&D process.

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Academic Cooperation Program

Selected undergraduate or graduate student members of your research group may be eligible to work on approved signal and image science projects at the Laboratory, either through an internship opportunity or our Academic Cooperation Program.

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More collaboration opportunities and mechanisms are available than can be listed here.

If you have a potential collaboration you would like to discuss, please contact us.

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Thrasos Pappas


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Thrasyvoulos (Thrasos) N. Pappas is professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1987. From 1987 until 1999, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. Prof. Pappas is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE. He is currently serving as Vice President-Publications for the Signal Processing Society of IEEE. He is also cochair of the annual IS&T/SPIE Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging.

His research interests are in visual signal analysis with applications in security and surveillance, content-based retrieval, and image and video quality and compression. The current emphasis of his research is on texture analysis, especially as it relates to material properties and perception. Prof. Pappas's research interests also include "cutset" sampling (a novel, unconventional approach for geospatial data gathering) and tactile and multimodal interfaces, including acoustic-tactile representations of visual signals for the visually impaired.

Thrashos Pappas

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Thrasos Pappas