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LESA AT A GLANCE

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.

Center Overview

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 and advanced engineered systems and solutions 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 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.

Through ERC Year 10 Report (3/31/2018)
189 – Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
199 – Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
82 – Graduate Degrees Granted
150 – Patent Applications Filed
23 – Patents Awarded

  • Engage in research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties.
  • Develop a culture of innovation and engage industry to help shape the center’s research and commercialize the results.
  • Educate the diverse, world-class workforce needed to create  “Systems that Think™”.

Visit our Industry Page for a list of current members and membership benefits.

Visit our Research Page for an overview of the research being conducted at the Center.

Contact Us

Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.
Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.Center Director and Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richard Radke
Richard RadkeDeputy Director and Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Thomas D.C. Little
Thomas D.C. LittleCampus Director, and Professor
Boston University
Steven R.J. Brueck
Steven R.J. BrueckCampus Director and Professor
University of New Mexico
Diane Veros
Diane VerosAdministrative Director
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

New York State Empire Development Corp.

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