Cisco Research

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Cisco Research conducts research in new and emerging areas of strategic interest to Cisco with a goal to achieve business, technology and societal impact. Our team focuses on a wide variety of research areas such as AI/ML, computer vision, cybersecurity, NLP, quantum information processing, networking and distributed systems. We also collaborate closely with academic researchers from various top universities across the world to advance the state-of-the-art in these areas and support their research by providing funding and other resources to achieve impact.

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Research Areas

Cisco Research connects Cisco engineers with world-class academic researchers to explore strategically promising technologies.

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Systems and Networking

Networking is our core. We’re deeply interested in all related topics, as well as adjacencies that drive change in the way networks need to operate.

Security and Privacy

We’re investigating new technologies to increase trust and address a broad range of the Internet’s security & privacy challenges.

Artificial Intelligence

We explore machine learning, deep learning and algorithms to enrich and optimize the experience of our products and solutions.

Future of Work

We’re addressing challenges in human-computer interaction, and investigating technologies and designs that will augment the collaborative experience for all.

Tech for Healthcare

In this post-pandemic world, there’s a greater need for remote monitoring, diagnosis, and other forms of administering healthcare to patients that cannot be reached physically easily.

Quantum Networking and Security

We develop hardware and software technologies for quantum networking and quantum cryptography.

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Research Publications

We work with universities worldwide to bring you the latest advancements in tech. Check out some papers our researchers and partners have published recently.

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Meet Our Team

Meet our international community of researchers and engineers distributed across all of Cisco's functions, in close contact with academia, industry, and innovation ecosystems.

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Research Funding Opportunities

Through academic partnerships and research gifts, we enable exploration of iussues and topics relevant to our core and adjacent business, that leverage the power of the network to change the world around us.

Team Opportunities

Do you want to be part of our exciting research?

Software Engineer PhD (Intern)

Our software engineers are the gurus behind the scenes ensuring all of our programs are easy to use and bug free. Using a keen eye, you’ll develop software and tools in support of many of our high-impact technology platforms such as operating systems, networks, databases and more. While we’re growing in the software business, you’ll still need to see the big picture and watch for hardware compatibility while potentially influencing design.

Software Engineer PhD (Full Time)

Our software engineers are the gurus behind the scenes ensuring all of our programs are easy to use and bug free. Using a keen eye, you’ll develop software and tools in support of many of our high-impact technology platforms such as operating systems, networks, databases and more. While we’re growing in the software business, you’ll still need to see the big picture and watch for hardware compatibility while potentially influencing design.