As communities look to improve service through technology, more and more are interested in an emerging field known as smart city digital twins—a concept that originated here at Georgia Tech. A Smart City Digital Twin is a virtual platform that utilizes data and internet-of-things technology to replicate and emulate changes happening in a real city’s infrastructure systems to provide insight that could help improve sustainability, resilience and livability.
The world of fully autonomous vehicles is inevitable, according to one of the newest faculty members in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The question is, how do we get there with the right policies and investments — and without so many bumps in the road that public trust erodes along the way.
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researcher Angshuman Guin will lead research efforts in a new partnership with Gwinnett County announced June 12 to improve vehicle mobility and reduce crashes.
If we tell people how they’re using energy, can we encourage them to conserve and change their behavior? That question drives School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Abby Francisco, who has just learned the National Science Foundation is supporting her work through a graduate research fellowship.
The Intelligent Transportation Society Georgia chapter has awarded scholarships to five School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students for their ideas about improving mobility in urban regions.
Georgia Tech has been intensifying its smart cities initiative, including membership in the national MetroLab Network and the launch of a new faculty council with members from more than a dozen university units. Tech has long been working in the, but the now the Institute is organizing all the research that’s happening to have a bigger impact.