Cute Center is a tangible example of creative stimulus, rapid knowledge transfer and internal teamwork. Currently, there are about twenty projects, involving over 40 staff. Areas of expertise within the Center span across computer engineering, human-computer interaction, mixed and augmented reality, data mining, and several other fields including design and the social sciences. The Center is an open-concept laboratory educating more than 15 PhD, Masters graduate students and interns from all over the world. While dissertation topics and internships are typically focused around a particular project, CUTE Center gives students the latitude to shape their projects in way they find compelling.