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Generating Buzz: Remote Work in a Post-Pandemic World

01 April 2024

Professor Patricia Mokhtarian's research examines the effects of telecommunications technology on travel behavior and multitasking attitudes. In the latest episode of the Generating Buzz podcast, she shares her opinion on why remote work is here to stay and what aspects of office culture are worth holding on to.

ASCE Team Finishes 3rd Overall at Student Symposium

27 March 2024

The Georgia Tech student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) found success in a variety of competitions at the ASCE Student Symposium, held during spring break at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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.