Protection From Drowning Through AI-Enabled Camera System
CEE researchers, working with city officials from Columbus, Ga., have created a system that can identify people who might be in trouble on the Chattahoochee River. Using cameras and a computer algorithm, the system can identify people who might be in trouble on the river and give rescue workers precise information that will allow them to get people out of harm’s way or get them out of the water if they’ve fallen in.
Christian Douglas Awarded Scholarship for Health Policy
Ph.D. student Christian Douglas was awarded a scholarship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to apply his research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.
Patricia Mokhtarian Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Two College of Engineering professors are among the newest members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the organization announced Feb. 6. Patricia Mokhtarian and David Sholl are part of a 2024 class that includes 114 new members and 21 international members. Election to the NAE is an honor bestowed on just 2,600 professionals worldwide.
College Adds, Reimagines AI Courses for Undergraduates
Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering is creating new courses and reimagining others to strengthen its artificial intelligence and machine learning education.
Unpacking the Formula of Traffic
As synonymous with the holidays as food and family is the stress of travel. Before an expected 104 million people hit the roadways this holiday weekend, the inaugural episode of the Generating Buzz podcast explores the root cause of the delays with Michael Hunter, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Shea Rathbun Earns Kanders Churchill Scholarship
Recent civil engineering graduate Shea Rathbun has been awarded a Kanders Churchill scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in 2024. She is one of only two students selected each year for the prestigious scholarship to study science policy.
Sofía Pérez-Guzmán Recognized for Exceptional Dissertation
Assistant Professor Sofía Pérez-Guzmán was named the recipient of the 2023 Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Decision Sciences Institute.
Finding a Better Way to Use Cameras to Reduce Crime
Areas of a middle Georgia city have experienced a 20% reduction in crime after deploying a system of mobile cameras guided by an algorithm developed by Georgia Tech researchers. The team, led by Professor John Taylor, uses artificial intelligence to sift through years of historical crime data to predict where future crimes are likely to happen.
Tepolak Seth Selected as Student Commencement Speaker
The civil engineering master's candidate is one of four students selected as Commencement reflection speakers. The honor presents an opportunity to address their fellow graduates, professors, and loved ones.
Six Named to National Academy of Inventors
Maohong Fan, an adjunct professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is one of six faculty from Georgia Tech's College of Engineering to be selected for the organization's 2023 Class of Fellows.
Hyatt Lecture: Jose Bern Shares the Power of Understanding and Influencing People
Jose Bern, CE 95, spoke to students during the Fall 2023 Hyatt Lecture about the importance of branching out and learning new skills to achieve success over the course of their careers.
Eleven Appointed as BBISS Faculty Fellows
Assistant Professor Jennifer Kaiser and Professor Jian Luo have been selected as faculty fellows for the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. Among other things, they will foster the culture and community of sustainability researchers, educators, and students at Georgia Tech.
Aimee Ogando Selected as Ramblin' Royalty Honoree
The Ramblin’ Royalty selection process begins with nominations from student organizations. The top candidates then participate in multiple interviews before being selected as a finalist. Fourth-year civil engineering student Aimee Ogando was selected as one of two 2023 Ramblin' Royalty honorees following a vote by Georgia Tech students.
Georgia Tech Team Takes Top Prize for Stormwater Infrastructure Design
A team from Georgia Tech won first place at the annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) “Water Environment” international student design competition in Chicago on Oct. 1.
SGA Leaders See Opportunity as Georgia Tech Reaches ‘Inflection Point’
Third-year environmental engineering student Harrison Baro is now the executive vice president of the undergraduate Student Government Association. The new leaders begin their terms at a critical moment in Georgia Tech’s history and want to bring students to the table.
From Seafloor to Space: New Bacterial Proteins Shine Light on Climate and Astrobiology
In a breakthrough study, a cross-disciplinary team of Georgia Tech researchers discovered a previously unknown class of bacterial proteins that play a crucial role in the formation and stability of methane clathrates, which trap methane gas, preventing it from escaping and bubbling up into the atmosphere.
Georgia Tech Ranks High Again on List of Nation's Top Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergrad Programs
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2024 list of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs, cementing the top tier reputation of civil and environmental engineering at Georgia Tech.
Don Webster Named ASCE Fellow
Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor Don Webster has joined the top civil engineers in the country as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Webster was selected as a fellow for his contributions as a researcher, educator, and administrator.
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