Associated Centers


Rensselaer CATS conducts cutting-edge research in advanced automation and control systems to impact areas from biotech and renewable energy to aerospace and nanoscale manufacturing. CATS develops new (advanced manufacturing) technologies, fosters economic growth and engenders a richer educational experience by partnerships with public sector stakeholders, industrial clients, faculty, staff, and students.


One of the most advanced biotechnology research facilities in the nation, CBIS focuses on collaborative research at the frontiers of life sciences, physical science, informatics, and engineering.


Located in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), CISL is a unique collaboration between IBM and Rensselaer. It brings together cognitive and high performance computing and large-scale immersive environments to enable and advance new and effective ways of collaborative problem-solving and decision-making among groups of humans and machines.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is where the arts, sciences, and technology meet under one roof and breathe the same air. Four exceptional venues enable audiences, artists, and researchers to inquire, experiment, develop, and experience the ever-changing relationship between our senses, technology, and the worlds we create around us. EMPAC is an icon of the New Polytechnic, a new paradigm for cross-disciplinary research and education at Rensselaer.


To solve critical global challenges in the increasingly networked and data-driven world, the Rensselaer IDEA enables development of critical computational methodologies including data-intensive supercomputing, large-scale agent-based simulation, and cognitive computing technologies.