The MATIES (Multimedia Animation Technologies Incorporated in Engineering Systems) laboratory at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) was established in 2002 and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of this laboratory is to develop multimedia technologies applicable to space-based dynamic systems, aircrafts, and to fabrication of semiconductor devices. Computer design and analysis software packages including IDEAS, NASTRAN, Open GL, Visual Studios, 3-D Studio Max, and MATLAB are used for design, simulation, animation and visualization. The MATIES laboratory collaborates with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at University of Southern California (USC). The major goal of MATIES is to increate the number of underrepresented minority students exposed to interdisciplinary research and cutting-edge technologies and prepare them for future employment and advanced degrees in science and engineering.



Dr. Helen Ryaciotaki-Boussalis (Laboratory Director)


Dr. Charles Liu (CO-PI)




Prof. Khosrow Rad
Dr. Jane Dong