miLAB is a research and prototyping lab that explores the future of media, technology, and human-computer interaction. It fosters a unique learning environment in which students, faculty, and industry mentors collaborate to develop media & technology experiences in an iterative process of field research, invention, and rapid prototyping.

The lab was founded at the IDC Sammy Ofer School of Communications, in collaboration with the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science. It works closely with strategic industry sponsors such as Microsoft, Google and General Motors, and collaborates with leading international research centers in the Human Centered Computing and Media Technologies domains.

miLAB’s vision is to:

  • Empower┬ástudents to create and invent
  • Bridge media and technology
  • Bridge academia and industry

What makes miLAB unique?

miLAB students work in interdisciplinary project teams including interactive media, computer science and psychology majors. This combination enables teams to deal with complex challenges from different angles.

miLAB focuses on the future of technology. At the same time, the outcomes of our projects are real, working prototypes.

miLAB focuses on the relationship between digital technology and physical interaction, and keeps the human aspect at the core of the innovation process.

miLAB has a dedicated group of mentors who work with our project teams on a regular basis. These mentors are industry leaders who share in our vision and provide an important industry perspective.

miLAB encourages an open, informal, highly collaborative environment within the lab, and in our contacts with industry sponsors. We follow a shared IP philosophy to enable open ended collaboration and development.

Many of miLAB’s research projects address current social issues and the use of technology to promote social or personal change.

For more about the lab, please visit the IDC Herzliyian of Spring 2011.