About Us

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) is the North American subsidiary of the corporate research and development organization of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. MERL conducts application-motivated basic research and advanced development in optimization, control and signal processing.

MERL's mission—our assignment from Mitsubishi Electric:

  1. Generating new technology and intellectual property in areas of importance to Mitsubishi Electric.
  2. Significantly impacting Mitsubishi Electric's business: using our technical expertise in partnership with organizations in Mitsubishi Electric to produce new and improved products in Mitsubishi Electric's main areas of business.

MERL's vision—our goal for ourselves:

  1. Being one of the world's premiere research laboratories, doing long-term fundamental research that advances the frontiers of technology and makes lasting impacts on the world.
  2. Being the prime source of technology for Mitsubishi Electric in our areas of expertise.

MERL's values—how we operate:

  1. Hiring very high quality researchers and supporting them strongly with a flexible work environment featuring teamwork both inside MERL and with our colleagues at Mitsubishi Electric.
  2. Participating in the world research community, publishing our work while maintaining the confidentiality of business information, and collaborating with interns and university researchers.

MERL focuses on five principal technology sectors:

  1. Electronics & Communications - featuring wireless & optical signal processing technology.
  2. Multimedia - featuring speech interfaces, video (de)coding & compressive sensing.
  3. Data Analytics - featuring simulation, planning and optimization.
  4. Computer Vision - featuring 3D imaging processing algorithms.
  5. Mechatronics - featuring advanced control of electro-mechanical systems.

An Algorithms group supports all five sectors, developing fundamental algorithms.



MERL Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

This booklet describes current and past research at MERL:
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories—25 Years of Innovation