The centers and initiatives below are affiliated with the School of Interactive Computing.
The GVU Center at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary research center encompassing a number of individual colleges at Georgia Tech as well as external collaborators. GVU focuses on unlocking and amplifying human potential through technical innovation in computing technologies. The faculty and students associated with GVU bring expertise ranging from science and engineering to the humanities and design. It is through deep collaboration between these diverse domains that enables the GVU Center to engage in research that would otherwise be difficult to achieve in traditional academic and industrial settings.
Basic and applied research is at the heart of the Robotics & Intelligent Machines Center (RIM). Emphasizing personal and everyday robotics as well as the future of automation, faculty involved with RIM help students understand and define the future role of robotics in society.
The study of basic engineering problems in robotics is central to our work, but equally important is the integration of innovation and discoveries into realworld systems and applications. The exceptionally high quality of our programs, faculty and research are rapidly positioning RIM with an international reputation for innovation in robotics. Our research activities embrace an array of diverse, yet related fields.
Faculty: Gregory Abowd, Rosa Arriaga, Aaron Bobick, Mark Braunstein, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Keith Edwards, Irfan Essa, Beth Mynatt, Charlie Kemp, Thad Starner, Gil Weinberg
The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) is an interdisciplinary research endeavor that addresses challenges facing the future of domestic technologies. A unique and critical resource in this activity is the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute Residential Laboratory, a three-story, 5040-square-foot home that functions as a living laboratory for interdisciplinary design, development and evaluation.
Faculty: Amy Bruckman, Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial
Georgia Computes! has been awarded a grant from the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative to expand the pipeline of quality students and faculty at all educational levels and increase the participation of historically under-represented groups such as women and minorities in undergraduate and graduate computer science programs.
Faculty: Gregory Abowd, Mustaque Ahamad, Rosa Arriaga, David Bader, Mike Best, Douglas Blough, Mark Braunstein, Henrik Christensen, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Richard Fujimoto, Ashok Goel, Beki Grinter, Elizabeth Mynatt, Shamkant Navathe, Calton Pu, Ashwin Ram, Kishore Ramachandran, Jim Rehg, William Rouse, John Stasko, Hongyuan Zha
The Health Systems Institute was created in 2005 as a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary initiative based at Georgia Tech and Emory University. HSI brings together the expertise of many disciplines at Georgia Tech and Emory to enable the development and implementation of novel interdisciplinary and collaborative research, education, and outreach programs to transform healthcare delivery systems and lead the nation away from an ineffective, reactive, disease-focused system to achieve a cost-effective, pro-active, health- and wellness-focused system.
Faculty: Tucker Balch, Mark Guzdial, Jay Summet, Monica Sweat
The Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) applies and evaluates robots as a context for computer science education. IPRE is a joint effort between Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr College sponsored by Microsoft Research.
Faculty: David Bader, Mike Best, Amy Bruckman, Constantine Dovrolis, Irfan Essa, Wenke Lee, Milena Mihail, Spencer Rugaber, John Stasko, Santosh Vempala, Vijay Vazirani
The Web Science Initiative seeks to understand the impact of the Internet and help invent its future. Web technologies are playing an increasingly central role in business, education, entertainment, health and research. Understanding these phenomena and engineering their future requires a new interdisciplinary approach. The Web Science Initiative at Georgia Tech aims to strengthen ties among disciplines across campus, explore new possible interdisciplinary educational programs and build stronger ties between Georgia Tech and the Web industry.