Welcome to NCL. We are a unique laboratory at Claremont Graduate University where we design, research and develop IT artifacts that can solve human and social problems. This year we are also celebrating our 10th anniversary. We were started in 2002 by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Using an inter-disciplinary lens, our faculty and students tackle challenging problems and come up with new innovative solutions. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and we support challenging the status-quo. We follow a simple paradigm called Design Science - State the problem, design (iteratively) a artifact, test and evaluate its efficacy and publish evidence - for which we are well-known within the IS community. We are always interested in smart students and collaborators.
NCL’s primary domain of research are in networking/telecommunications, Healthcare IT and security. We are working on a host of problems that range from diabetes, persuasion, sensor networks, telemedicine, PTSD to understanding brian activity with neuroscience. In the recent past NCL played a major role in designing CGUSIPClient, SIP-based VoIP software for the Internet2 community. We were instrumental in establishing the ITU-T H.350 standard which you will now find embedded in all Polycom and Cisco video-conferencing products. Today NCL leads in an emerging area known as persuasive technology. These are hardware/software/devices that can alter human behavior and attitude without deception or coercion. NCL hosted the 4th International conference on Persuasive Technology in 2009 and continue to be a major lab for research in this field in the United States. NCL has graduated several doctoral students who are now in academia and industry throughout the world.
We are glad that you have stumbled upon us or you came to us deliberately. Whatever may be the reason, please check out our people and projects. Again welcome to NCL, where people, knowledge, and technologies converge! We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Samir Chatterjee