Georgia Tech News Center

Georgia Tech Develops Safety App for Social Workers

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) designed “panic buttons” that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is rolling out among its employees. It works with the Click Safe app, which is used by child-welfare investigators and case managers. 

Division of Family and Children Services

Georgia social workers get unique safety app

Engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute developed the system at the request of Gov. Nathan Deal as part of his child-welfare initiatives. The scientists adapted off-the-shelf technology to stand up to rigorous field testing to ensure reliable functionality across the state.

Healthcare IT News

How to Build Human-centered Cybersecurity

Margarita Gonzalez and Shane Owens, both with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, explain the need to reframe the security conversation from humans being the weakest link to supporting them with tools designed with users in mind.

Georgia Tech News Center

Georgia Tech Creates Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Online for Less Than $10,000

“...Georgia Tech’s OMS Cybersecurity degree pairs world-class computer science, engineering, and public policy instruction with Georgia Tech Research Institute’s legacy of applied research in areas related to military, government, and law enforcement,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and K. Harrison Brown Family Chair..."  

Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

RIMPAC Participants Transform DJC2 Into a MOC

...For the 2018 event, members of the U.S. 3rd Fleet had a different plan, working with PMW 790 to configure the capabilities of DJC2 into a Maritime Operations Center (MOC). The change in mission demanded new sets of technologies and connections...“For the MOC, we moved into a completely different environment, providing access to more information and systems,” said Diana Akins. Akins works for the Georgia Tech Research Institute, supporting PMW 790 as a DJC2 and Navy shore and expeditionary subject matter expert. 

Military Times

Top 10 Takeaways for the Future of Army Installations

To meet the combined threats to installations and leverage ways in which new technologies can advance readiness, the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command recently focused its “Mad Scientist” initiative efforts with a look at installations.

Here are the top 10 takeaways from that June symposium, held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute... 

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

NECC Seabees and EOD Technicians Conduct ADR Experiment

Naval Postgraduate School and Georgia Tech Research Institute, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, conducted experimentation with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to conduct autonomous surveying, damage and unexploded ordnance detection, and mapping of the airfield. 

Georgia Tech News Center

Georgia Tech Names New Executive Vice President for Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology has named Chaouki T. Abdallah, currently provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico, to be its new executive vice president for research (EVPR). The EVPR directs Georgia Tech’s $824 million research program and is part of the Institute’s four-member executive leadership team.

Georgia Tech News Center

Crafting a Passion: From Research Engineer to Brewer and Entrepreneur

Inside this particular midcentury brick building, the gravel crunches beneath our feet as Shawn Bainbridge, one of the brewery’s co-founders, show us around...Since 2014, he has worked as a research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), where he specializes in the design and analysis of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) — devices that allow people to create and configure digital circuits for a wide range of applications.

TheBayNet.com

GTRI Participates in Tekla Food Drive Competition

Tekla Research hosted its second annual Food Drive Competition from May 21 through June 1st, in which 10 companies participated...Avian, Don Selvy Enterprises, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Island Creek Associates, Naval Systems Inc., Precise Systems, Rollout Systems, Sierra Management and Technologies, and Zenetex.

Georgia Tech College of Engineering News

Cybersecurity Training Program at Georgia Tech Prepares ROTC Students for Service

The Cyber Spectrum Collaborative Research Environment (C-SCoRE) program helps cadets develop operational skills that will be instrumental in combatting cyber and electronic warfare in the interest of national security. Dr. Bill Melvin, director of Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Sensors and Intelligent Systems Directorate and adjunct electrical and computer engineering professor, had the original vision for the program. Melvin is also a former Air Force officer and ROTC cadet himself.

The Lexington Park Leader

Tech Talk Hosted by IMPAX

IMPAX, an organization specializing in facilitating collaboration between government and technology agencies, is planning a Tech Talk for 5 p.m. May 9, 2018, at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, next to Gate 1 of Patuxent River Naval Air Station...Participants in the Tech Talk include representatives of Georgia Tech Research Institute’s HIVE IRAD program, and they will highlight innovative emerging research in fields relevant to NAVAIR.

Trajectory Magazine

From Research to Mission-Readiness

At GEOINT 2018, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will show off designs for a new, space-based radar antenna — part of a small sat synthetic aperture radar system in development this year. 

Air Combat Command

AGOW celebrates 10 years, looks to future

...As the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW) Spartans celebrate their 10th anniversary, they usher in changes within their organization that will not only focus on being trained and ready today, but simultaneously prepare them for the evolving threats of the future....AGOW Battlefield Airmen recently partnered with the Air Force Research Lab and Georgia Tech Research Institute to jumpstart the push of innovation down to the warfighter.

Georgia Tech

The Next Frontier in Mechanical Engineering: Drones work together to save wounded soldiers

Jonathan Rogers and his team are working on a funded project with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to test multiple vertical lift robots that connect up to deliver supplies. The robots are programed to take into account flexible logistics by connecting to the object (payload) and determining its weight and size and how to move it in a stable way. The small robots work together as a team, known as multi agent control.

Healthcare Finance

GTRI Researchers Stress the Importance of Human Elements for Hospital Software Use

Margarita Gonzalez, Branch Chief in the Socio-Technical Systems Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute, said she hears from many clients that they hate their software tool..."It's re-envisioning how you capture and structure critical data so it is more easily searchable and retrievable," Gonzalez said.

Advancing Safety in Health Technology News

Researchers Probe Retail Security Systems’ Effects on Pacemakers

Ralph M. Herkert, director of the Medical Device Test Center at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, is working with manufacturers to help answer that question and improve the design of both the medical devices and the electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems that they pass through.

Scientific American

GTRI Research Engineer Mick West Shares Arctic Dive Risks

The mission is so perilous that the National Science Foundation passed on funding it, leaving its future uncertain until the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies foundation stepped in with a donation of nearly $2 million. “It’s a very risky prospect,” says Mick West, an engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute who dropped a tethered robot through Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf in 2016.