Eolas' general approach to ongoing research projects is to focus much of our R&D effort on solutions to very difficult problems in specific subject areas such as bioinformatics, with the hope that this will lead to the creation of new technologies that tend to have a far broader applicability.

Some of our current focus areas include:


True to our origins, Eolas has been working on a variety of bioinformatics research projects since our founding in the early 1990s, as a spin-off from the University of California's medical campus, in San Francisco. We are particularly interested in the visualization and categorization of highly-complex multidimensional biomedical image data, and interactive tools to help researchers navigate and explore through such data spaces, in order to discover new knowledge.

Information Security

Eolas' founder, Dr. Michael Doyle, has been deeply interested in cryptography since he was a child, when his father, a retired WWII Navy codebreaker, gave him cryptanalysis lessons as a fun father-and-son activity. This interest has led to Eolas' ongoing research into cutting-edge technologies in information security. We are particularly interested in de-centralized security models for data integrity assurance and user authentication, approaches we believe will be far better suited to the increasingly mobile and distributed work environment we will encounter in the future than older centralized systems, such as PKI.

Mobile Telecommunications

As the number of mobile devices and interpersonal communications channels that we all have to cope with increases exponentially, it becomes more and more difficult to manage the corresponding streams of information we feel compelled to monitor and respond to on a daily basis. For this reason, Eolas has an ongoing research focus on developing novel technologies to help simplify and automate the management of multi-channel communications information streams in modern mobile computing environments.