VIP Teams

  • The skills taught in the humanities - communication, human-centered thinking, cultural analysis, sensemaking, aesthetics, and ethics - are crucial for success in business, science, public work, and design. How do we connect the humanities taught in the classroom to the humanities practiced out in the world?...
  • To develop 2-D to 2-D tunneling structures to enable for smaller, faster, more capable microelectronic devices applied to a broad range of applications such as energy, RF, and sensing.
  • By predicting seizure before its onset, doctors could act preventively with actions that include stimulation treatment recently proposed. To facilitate that, scientists at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center will work together to develop algorithms that will optimize the development of an implantable device. The device will deliver low-frequency electrical...
  • Academic resilience is defined as the ability to effectively deal with setback, stress and pressure in an academic setting. This concept builds on a broader notion of psychological resilience or positive adaptation to adverse situations. In highly competitive academic institutions like Georgia Tech, many if not all students experience stress, pressure and setbacks of various kinds. Some...
  • The AccessMap team is creating a mapping application that displays a variety of potential obstacles for people with limited mobility. The application incorporates mapping, elevation, sidewalk, construction, elevator location, and bus route data into a single interface for route planning. The application indicates the location of bus stops, elevators, and curb ramps, evaluates the slope of...
  • To develop a system that will be able to drive like an expert human driver. In order to achieve this, we will initially monitor the driving styles of several drivers using a high-fidelity driving simulator. Based on the measurements, we will be able to classify drivers according to their skill using graphical inference models. We will then develop suitable models for drivers’ actions and...
  • The AMMAT team will explore new materials, processes and designs in the realm of additive manufacturing/3D printing.
  • To design an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) for automobiles to enhance driver safety, e.g., by tracking lane markers to keep the driver in the correct lane and alerting the driver to other cars and pedestrians. While image processing algorithms exist to track lanes, cars, and pedestrians, the challenge in this project is to implement these algorithms on an embedded board (with CPUs...
  • For students to learn the theory and gain the skills necessary to fabricate next-gen batteries for EVs, spacecraft, and Smart Cities infrastructure.
  • Through this project, students will look to expand the possibilities of immersive user interfaces and human activity recognition algorithms to advance education and health. Students will look at more sophisticated ways to interpret sensor data and provide users with better insight into their daily lives.
  • An aerosol, by definition, is a gaseous mixture of particles. Aerosol routes offer many distinct advantages in particles’ design and synthesis such as high rates of direct gas-to-particle conversion, high-purity products, as well as fast, continuous, and scalable processes. These processes are widely used in research and industry since they offer great control and flexibility in tailoring...
  • Future wireless communication devices will need to dynamically learn their environment and opportunistically exploit spectrum. The goal of this project is to integrate machine learning algorithms into communication architectures to achieve the agility required for the task. The team will participate to the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) and test its solutions against other...
  • - To develop an educational and integrated framework software that implements methods for decision making in business

    - To work on business intelligence tools for intensive academic use

    - To create a completely practical laboratory to evaluate methods and algorithms used in industry

    - To support teaching strategies by developing and using software tools

  • The objective is to modify beta solenoid proteins like the spruce budworm antifreeze (upper left) to act like the “amyloid” protein aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease in a controlled manner. With these controlled arrays, we can modify the sides of the proteins to grow nanoparticles for applications in energy generation such as novel photovoltaics, bind to materials like graphene for making novel...
  • Analyze computer programs and identify mistakes. Provide statistics to instructors teaching computer programming
  • Penicillin was discovered in 1928 and used as an antibiotic soon after that. However, it does not work against all bacterial infections. Since then, hundreds of different antibiotics have been developed to counter different bacterial infections. There are several guidebooks for a physician to choose the right antibiotic or antimicrobial drug for a patient. However, very few apps exist that can...
  • The VIP Team will look at the challenging domain of Maritime Robotics. The oceans cover over 70% of our planet’s surface and constitute a critical element in our quality of life, including the climate and the resources and food that we obtain from the sea.  The goal of this team will be to address new research in maritime robotics including navigation of underwater and surface vehicles, mapping...
  • Develop and implement a fixed wing UAV to be used as a pre-emptive measure to stop rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park
  • Students will work on hands-on projects to determine and demonstrate the working of cloud robotics systems using a rover and cloud infrastructure. A specific usage will be selected to showcase the benefits of cloud robotics architecture.
  • Enable the creation of augmented-reality applications and experiences using a wide range of delivery platforms and AR technologies. Current projects use Argon, an augmented reality software suite developed at Georgia Tech that is both a Javascript/HTML5 framework and a set of browsers and tools.
  • To develop a framework that fundamentally alters the development of algorithms. We desire to create an automated method that starts with the best human algorithms and then dispassionately develops hybrid algorithms that outperform existing methods. And then prove that these algorithms can also be studied by humans for inspiration in development of new algorithm and optimization methods....
  • The aim of the project is to develop a commercially viable device capable of (1) autonomous navigation of a building and (2) building lighting assessment. This requires the development of two distinct systems. 1. A handheld device capable of assessing the lighting within a building while being transported by an individual. 2. An autonomous vehicle capable of navigation of a building for the...
  • Automatic Music Transcription allows musicians to record live music performances in noisy environments such as coffee houses and create music transcripts (sheet music, guitar tabs, or MIDI files) for each of the instruments. Musicians may also use the software to document their own original performances and to search for information on cover songs when the performed version differs...
  • Autonomous Toy Car
  • To develop an automotive LiDAR system in support of the emerging technical area of vehicle autonomy and increased safety.
  • The initial goal of the AAV team is to develop software to control a Parrot drone and allow it to fly autonomously, i.e., without input from a human.
  • The Autonomous Land Vehicle or Crawler project seeks to build a radio control buggy that will be able to navigate autonomously.
  • To work as part of a multidispinary team creating autonomous robots that will compete in multiple challenges and contests around the Nation.
  • The goal of this project is to combine the two general topics – DNA sequencing and culturing by having undergraduates isolate, culture, and sequence the genomes of bacteria that are found in the various ecosystems under study in the Eisen lab.
  • Design and apply biofuel technologies for domestic use.

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