Centers and Institutes

Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT)


Shivendra   Panwar

Created in 1983 as one of the State of New York's 4 original Centers for Advanced Technology, CATT continues to fulfill its mission to stimulate economic development in information technology through research and education.

Companies that partner with CATT in joint research gain access to state-of-the-art facilities and a team of experts who understand how to turn technological breakthroughs into commercially-viable products and services. CATT’s research program focuses on 3 key areas that are crucial to the needs of businesses today:

  • wireless networks
  • network security
  • network applications



Nasir   Memon

CRISSP combines security technology strengths with experts in psychology, law, public policy, and business from NYU. The goal of this center is to build new approaches to security and privacy that recognize that technology alone cannot provide the information security and privacy needed in today’s interconnected world. The center is founded by Anindya Ghose (NYU Stern), Ramesh Karri (NYU Poly), Nasir Memon (NYU Poly), Helen Nissenbaum (NYU Steinhardt), and Rae Zimmerman (NYU Wagner).



Fletcher H. Griffis

Across New York State, climate change has increased the frequency of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, nor’easters and flash floods. New York State has engaged the expertise of local academic institutions to prioritize and rebuild New York with greater resiliency. The New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies (NYS RISE) was launched in November of 2013 as a consortium that addresses the vulnerabilities of the built and natural environments to extreme weather. Led by New York University and Stony Brook University, NYS RISE acts as a hub for in-depth research, analysis and education on disaster preparedness. Research conducted by NYS RISE members is supervised by co-directors Dr. Fletcher (Bud) Griffis of New York University and Dr. Minghua Zhang of Stony Brook University.



Theodore S. Rappaport

The world’s first academic research center combining Wireless, Computing, and Medical Applications

NYU and the School of Engineering have created several new faculty positions, have invested $3.5 Million in funding, and are providing an additional $4 Million in world-class research space upgrades to form a new center of excellence, NYU WIRELESS, the first academic center of its kind in the world. NYU WIRELESS is an interdisciplinary research center that is equipped to develop revolutionary circuits and systems for several business sectors, including the wireless industry, the distributed computing and data center industry, and the medical profession. NYU WIRELESS brings together faculty and students with expertise in millimeter wave wireless communications and circuits, distributed networking and computing, and many branches of medicine. Just launched this year, already there are 24 faculty and 100 graduate and undergraduate students participating in this new interdisciplinary center.

NYU WIRELESS conducts about $10 million/year in funded research, and allows its industrial affiliates to maximize the value of their investment by leveraging industrial affiliates funds with large NSF, NIH, and other competitive research programs. NYU WIRELESS affiliates enjoy close and frequent interaction with the center’s faculty and students, who come from the School of Engineering's Electrical and Computer engineering department, NYU’s Courant Computer Science department, and many different branches of NYU’s Langone School of Medicine.