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Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: David Tran’s ‘Art’ of Improving the User Experience

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).

Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: Gayatri Shah's Experience of Never Giving Up

Gayatri Shah, a senior research engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Project Management Support Office (PMSO), is a proven expert in the complex fields of software engineering, system engineering, software configuration, and project management. Hear her story.

Jeffery Hurley Receives Georgia Tech Teaching Award

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.

Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: William Benjamin’s Passion for Engineering and Helping Others

As a research engineer II at the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS), William Benjamin excels in the field of electrical engineering and is passionate about supporting those who are “overlooked” in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Q&A with Graduating GTRI Student Employees

When students’ college careers come to a close, some choose to stay with GTRI while others embark on a new life chapter equipped with knowledge and experience they gained from their time at GTRI. Two graduating students, Walter (Drew) Disharoon and Laura Heller, share their experiences and wisdom.

STEM@GTRI Creates Critical Connections for Tucker Middle School Students

Students at Tucker Middle School designed a device to help victims of human trafficking the nation’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Motivated by statistics of human trafficking, a group of students from Tucker Middle School consulted experts in the government and at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) — the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Meet Dr. Jon Duke, Principal Research Scientist

Dr. Jon Duke is the director of the Center for Health Analytics and Informatics at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and a principal research scientist at the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing. His career before Tech was entirely in medical environments, both as a physician and a researcher.  

GTRI Team Wins $10,000 in Navy Hacking Competition

Nearly 20 GTRI researchers competed in the U.S. Navy’s HACKtheMACHINE event held March 23 to 26 this year. The event was mostly virtual, but a handful of GTRI researchers collaborated in person while following social distancing guidelines.

GTRI Creates a Robotic Assistant for the Marines

GTRI’s Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems (ATAS) Laboratory develops advanced technologies and systems from concept development to prototypes, including robots. The lab recently designed ARTI, a four-wheeled robot designed to perform autonomous inventory management tasks at the Marines Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: Danika Tynes Advocates for Accessible Innovation

Danika Tynes, Ph.D., is a senior research associate at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), whose work primarily focuses on advancing and strengthening global and local health systems. For over 15 years, Tynes has researched telehealth; thus, she has become a critical expert in navigating the increased popularity and necessity of telehealth.