The M.A.T.I.E.S. (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, OpenGL, Visual Studios, 3-D Studio Max, and MATLAB are used for design, simulation, animation and visualization.
The M.A.T.I.E.S. laboratory collaborates with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at University of Southern California (USC).