Headquarters: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation, Suite 7015
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
LESA Center Vision
The LESA Center is dedicated to developing autonomous intelligent systems to address modern challenges in the connected environment. LESA research integrates basic science, applied engineering and societal needs transforming how people live and work.
Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with matching fund support from New York State Empire Development Corporation and Corporate Member support, the LESA Center is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Systems that ThinkTM”.
The LESA Center joins academia, industry, and government in partnerships with the aim of producing transformational engineered systems and solutions to address real word applications using light in the areas of efficient buildings, heathcare, cognition, plant science, and VLC communications, among others. LESA research is concentrated around its fundamentals of using adaptive sensors and controls to provide the right light at the right time and in the right place for numerous and practical real world applications.
LESA faculty and senior research engineers work alongside engineering undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral fellows who are adept at innovation and primed for leadership in the global economy. LESA partners with Boston University, The University of New Mexico, and Thomas Jefferson University to achieve its objectives.