STEM@GTRI's 2021 internship program, which lasted five weeks and was held virtually amid Covid-19, included 63 high schoolers from across Georgia who were selected from an application pool of 364, and 30 professionals at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) representing six of the eight GTRI labs and one support unit.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing a robot that utilizes deep learning to automate certain aspects of the peach cultivation process, which could be a boon for many Georgia peach farms grappling with a shortage of workers.
A group of researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have teamed up under the inaugural GTRI Graduate Student Fellowship Program to develop a revolutionary cyber forensics technique called AI Psychiatry that seeks to combat adversarial cyber risks without reducing the effectiveness of an organization's artificial intelligence and machine learning models.
Just one year after building portable UV disinfection chambers to address the personal protection equipment (PPE) shortage amid Covid-19, GTRI Research Engineer Robert Harris is already planning for the next potential pandemic. Harris is researching UV water disinfection as another tool to save lives and hopes to educate others about how to use the technology safely and effectively.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is working to improve search and rescue capabilities for the Air Force through the government's Multi-Spectral Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (MISeR) program. By attaching an electro-optical infrared sensor system from Northrop Grumman to Airdyne Aerospace’s Special Airborne Mission Installation & Response (SABIR) arm, the Air Force can better perform combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions.
With the upcoming anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which, when signed into law on July 26, 1990, prevented the discrimination of employees with disabilities, three Georgia Tech employees share their stories and discuss how society can be made more accessible for all.
Col. Erik Andersen has served in the U.S. Army, Georgia National Guard, and the Atlanta Police Department. He met GTRI recruiters at a recent virtual career fair in January 2021 and advocated for a program called Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), which helps veterans and families of military members find civilian employment. He sees GTRI as a good place for combining his heart for service and entrepreneurial spirit.
While taking precautions to safeguard those involved in our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) continues to perform sponsored research under our continuity of operations plan.
In high school, David Tran loved art and enjoyed drawing figures and comics. Throughout his studies, Tran realized that he could use his artistic mindset in the computer science field, which he is now able to do as a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
Jeffery (Jeff) Hurley, a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), received the 2021 Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Junior Teacher Award for his teaching efforts in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.