Georgia Tech Professor of Interactive Computing Thad Starner is an invited speaker at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 10-12 in Tianjin, China, and will showcase a curated exhibit of wearable computing devices for the more than 1,500 participants from 90 countries. Starner is also a technical lead on Google Glass.
Google Glass can now detect your pulse and respiration rhythms in real time, thanks to a joint research venture between Georgia Tech and MIT.
Eric Gilbert, assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, has been named a fellow in the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership (DERP), founded by several prominent online social communities to explore how publicly available data can be used for ethical academic inquiry into the social dynamics of online groups and websites.
A Washington Post article, "Does Google think you're famous?" finds the College of Computing's own, Annie Anton, to be "Google famous".
The College of Computing welcomes four assistant professors to the faculty during the 2014 fall semester: William Harris and Taesoo Kim will join the School of Computer Science, while Byron Boots and Alex Endert will join the School of Interactive Computing.
Georgia Tech students learn how to apply data science to civic issues during the Data Science for Social Good summer program.