People and Technology
The convergence of people, technology, and enterprise is transforming how we live, work, and play. At Georgia Tech, interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, system scientists, and engineers are partnering with psychologists, sociologists, architects, designers, economists, medical professionals, government officials, and others to develop technologies that empower people in all walks of life.
Georgia Tech research invests in the innovation of technologies that are woven into the fabric of health care, modern society, education, and civic and community engagement. This may involve, for instance, initiatives ranging from social media applications for social justice to first-response technologies for disaster relief.
With regard to health care, the life-changing advances made at Georgia Tech, from research solutions that empower patients to those that generate smart health care processes, are possible because the Institute’s researchers partner with industry to confront challenges facing individuals, providers, and the health care system to pursue transformations in health care delivery. Research efforts focus on improved network integration, patient and provider involvement, and open-source solutions.
Researchers in Georgia Tech’s Center for Behavior
Imaging have developed two new technological tools that
automatically measure relevant behaviors of children,
and promise to have significant impact on the
understanding of behavioral disorders such as autism.
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Georgia Tech research is also creating tools for driving innovation in the increasingly participatory media market, shaping the future of how content is created, distributed, and consumed. Novel technology solutions enhance interactive viewing, real-time social sharing experiences, digital citizenry and art, and media personalization.
Fostering and accelerating innovation, adoption, and deployment of transformational ideas in higher and K-12 education is another goal of Georgia Tech researchers – specifically those who work on human-centered computing. By developing market-validated curricula, inventing technologies that deepen learning experiences, and creating both new modes of content delivery and new tools for focused collaboration, Georgia Tech researchers are revolutionizing the way we learn and teach.
Essentially, Georgia Tech faculty members are developing powerful approaches for communities to support and sustain each other. The undergraduate and graduate students involved will provide the future leadership needed to transition the new technologies developed at Georgia Tech into the marketplace.