Professor showing students a video game interface

Study at a NYSTAR Center of Excellence

Rensselaer is a designated New York State Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development, which works to support and grow New York state’s digital gaming sector. 

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Child playing a touch screen game
Wireframe of a game character

GSAS featured research includes:

  • ​interactive simulation
  • augmented and mixed reality experience design
  • virtual reality
  • contemporary social theory
  • game culture
  • embodied conversational agent (ECA)
  • computational modeling of decision-making and emotion
  • human-computer interaction (HCI)


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
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