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Trends to Watch in 2022

A woman wearing a blue surgical map looks at her smartphone as a bus drives by

We asked Georgia Tech faculty and research experts to forecast what they see as potential trends for the coming year, based on recent events and what’s on the horizon. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Valdosta Traffic Calming and Connectivity Project Selected as Finalist for World Smart Cities Awards

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The City of Valdosta’s smart traffic management system—created with research support from Civil Engineering Professor Baabak Ashuri—was selected as a finalist for a 2021 World Smart Cities Award in the Mobility Category.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Georgia Tech Researchers Receive $2.5 Million Grant to Focus on Improving Atlanta-Area Transportation Through Holistic Community Approach

A woman wearing protective face mask looks at her smartphone as a bus goes by

Researchers from Georgia Tech have been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Grant to develop systems that will improve travel mobility, safety, equity, and sustainability using the city of Peachtree Corners, Ga., as an immersive living lab.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Garrow Elected President of Airline Group

Professor Laurie Garrow has been elected president of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS). AGIFORS is a professional society dedicated to the advancement and application of operational research within the airline industry.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

CEE Faculty Selected to Lead Smart Development Projects in 3 Georgia Communities

Georgia Tech has announced the four communities that will be part of the 2020 Georgia Smart cohort—with three of the four projects led by CEE faculty members. The 2020 winning communities— Clayton County and the cities of Sandy Springs, Savannah, and Valdosta—will work with Georgia Tech and other community partners to improve their quality of life by promoting walkability, streamlining bus service, managing traffic signals and more.

Friday, August 7, 2020

CEE Researchers Study Inland Flood Risks with AT&T

Georgia Tech is one of five universities that has been selected to participate in AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge.

The company has awarded a team of researchers from the Institute $50,000 to study flood resilience in the Southeast using new climate data from the Argonne National Laboratory. The researchers will assess risks and help local governments with climate adaptation and resilience planning.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Georgia Tech Hosts National Workshop on the Future of Smart City Digital Twin Technology

National leaders in smart city digital twin technology gathered at the Coda Building at Georgia Tech Sept. 16-17. Photo By: Amelia Neumeister

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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

New simulator puts people in a full-size car to understand their driving behavior

Ph.D. student Anye Zhou drives the new full-size simulator in Srinivas Peeta’s lab. The simulator is built from a 2013 Ford Focus and includes wraparound screens to immerse test drivers in the simulated environment. (Photo: Candler Hobbs)

When you take a seat in the 2013 Ford Fusion sitting in Srinivas Peeta’s new lab, you enter a virtual world where researchers can throw anything at you: snow and ice, detours, traffic snarls. All you have to do is drive — and in the process, help shape the future of transportation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Taylor, Watkins, Guin will help Columbus, Milton with smart communities projects

Angshuman Guin demonstrates how a cell phone tracks Gwinnett County Fire Department trucks and data about traffic to improve response times. Guin is working with Gwinnett on connected vehicle technology as part of the first round of Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge. (Photo: Allison Carter)

Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grants June 18 in Macon, including two led by School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Making the case for urban air mobility in Atlanta

Rendering of a two-story air-mobility hub with a landing area for four-rotor aircraft and a lower level for vehicle traffic. If the new Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility has its way, "vertiports" like this may soon be as popular as bus stops for city commuters and package transport. (Illustration: Yongmin Kim)

For those attending the Jan. 23 launch event for Georgia Tech’s Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility, an efficient, safe, and speedy airborne alternative to ground gridlock is less than a decade away.

Friday, February 1, 2019

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