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Protection From Drowning Through AI-Enabled Camera System

20 February 2024

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.

Patricia Mokhtarian Elected to National Academy of Engineering

06 February 2024

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.

Unpacking the Formula of Traffic

22 December 2023

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

20 December 2023

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.

 

Finding a Better Way to Use Cameras to Reduce Crime

14 December 2023

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.

Eleven Appointed as BBISS Faculty Fellows

09 November 2023

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

06 November 2023

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.

Don Webster Named ASCE Fellow

12 September 2023

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.