Labs and Centers

The following is a list of labs and centers available to Computer Science and Engineering Department members.


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Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Information Systems (CATT)

The Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Information Systems (CATT) promotes industry-university collaborative research and development. Our mission, guided by the mission of our funding agency, is to create economic impact through research, technology transfer, and faculty entrepreneurship. The CATT is sponsored by the New York State’s Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).  Located at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, long-recognized as one of the best engineering schools in the country, the center draws on the expertise of over 50 researchers. Our team consists of leaders in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. In addition to NYU Tandon School of Engineering faculty, the center also draws on the expertise of key researchers at Columbia University and New York University.

Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy, legal, and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity.

NYU CCS is a collaboration between NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and other NYU schools and departments.

Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP)

The Center for Urban Science And Progress (NYU CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world’s leading authority in the emerging field of “Urban Informatics.”

Game Innovation Lab

The Game Innovation Lab brings together faculty and students from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering  doing research focused on games as an innovation challenge. The Lab’s emphasis is on the technical/engineering/science side of games and simulations. Sample projects include user interface innovation (sensor-based tracking, multi-touch), network and video quality research, and research on games for learning.

NYU Game Center

The NYU Game Center is dedicated to the exploration of games as a cultural form and game design as creative practice. Our approach to the study of games is based on a simple idea: games matter. Just like other cultural forms – music, film, literature, painting, dance, theater – games are valuable for their own sake. Games are worth studying, not merely as artifacts of advanced digital technology, or for their potential to educate, or as products within a thriving global industry, but in and of themselves, as experiences that entertain us, move us, explore complex topics, communicate profound ideas, and illuminate elusive truths about ourselves, the world around us, and each other.

The Game Center is the Department of Game Design at the Tisch School of the Arts. Our mission is to graduate the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, and to advance the field of games by creating a context for advanced scholarship and groundbreaking work. The Game Center’s students, both undergraduates and graduates, are drawn from diverse disciplines including computer programming, visual art, sound and audio, animation, writing, architecture, english, law, history, and joined together by the central discipline of game design.

The Offensive Security, Incident Response, and Internet Security (OSIRIS) Lab

The Offensive Security, Incident Response, and Internet Security Lab is a student-run cybersecurity research lab located in RH219 at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. It is a part of the university's Center for Cyber Security.

Secure Systems Lab (SSL)

Computers are a pervasive and powerful part of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, due to poor security design, they often also present substantial risk to our privacy and safety.

The Secure Systems Laboratory (SSL) at New York University, under the direction of Professor Justin Cappos, works to find practical and deployable solutions to real-world security threats. Over the past few years, the lab has developed products and improved on existing system designs that detect and isolate security faults, secure private data, provide a secure mechanism for fixing software flaws in different contexts, and even foster a deeper understanding about how to help programmers avoid security flaws in the first place.

We focus on deploying our solutions in practice to maximize the impact of our work. In addition to the software we distribute, our technology is used in a variety of popular products including Dockergit, and the package managers for most Linux distributions.

Visual Imaging and Data Analysis Center (VIDA)

The Visualization and Data Analytics Research Center at NYU consists of computer scientists who work closely with domain experts to apply the latest advances in computing to problems of critical societal importance, and simultaneously generate hypotheses and methods that new data sources and data types demand.

We work in the areas of Visualization, Imaging and Data Analysis.