VIP Teams

  • To collect and analyze big data about bee-flower interactions on the Georgia Tech campus and beyond to inform property owners and policy makers about how land use can support pollinator health.
  • The goal of this student team is to create the very first space-based time capsule, an artifact that will commemorate the bicentennial of the University of Michigan. Aside from designing a spacecraft that will have to survive the rigors of launch and space for 100 years, this team is also deciding the content that will be sent up inside the spacecraft. A considerable amount of the project thus...
  • Leverage advances in machine learning and data analytics to enable faster and more accurate calculations of chemical properties using quantum-mechanical techniques such as density functional theory (DFT).
  • Students working on the projects will gain experience in laboratory techniques ranging from particle scale analyses using scanning electron microscope imaging and energy dispersive x-ray diffraction analysis through element scale column tests and triaxial and simple shear strength testing with shear wave and compressional wave measurements to large soil box tests, large test pit-scale...

  • To predict soil and rock THCM behavior during heat and fluid injection and extraction, design new geomaterials to optimize the fuel cycle, and recommend strategies for resource and waste management. To build demonstration experimental set ups, to develop graphical media and to archive simulations ready for use in soil mechanics undergraduate course and geomechanics graduate courses.
  • To create autonomous microrobots that can traverse biological barriers within the body by mimicking microorganisms.
  • When police want to share information about wanted persons or recent crimes they utilize a slow process that fails to reach significant numbers of police officers. The BOLO (Be On the Look Out) web-application ushers the BOLO into the 21st century by allowing officers to create BOLOs in real time using a mobile device and simultaneously disseminating the information to a vast number of police...
  • To build a suite of mobile applications for iOS and Android devices that will be used to administer and collect data from individuals who have suffered brain traumas with lingering effects (e.g., stroke leading to Aphasia, Alzheimer’s, etc.).  The apps will be based on established protocols of clinical assessment including (but not limited to) the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB), Aphasia...
  • The improvement of the transport of students and staff on and around campus, primarily by addressing issues around public transport accessibility.

  • Green chemistry and engineering are creating a culture change for the future direction of industry. Flow chemistry will be an essential tool to sustainable and tailored chemical-based processes. This project will design, build, test and evaluate prototypes of flow reactors for targeted chemical processes.
  • Due to ITAR and other access restrictions this project is limited to US citizens only. To develop nanostructured chip-scale power and energy storage devices for use in miniaturized sensing, communication and energy harvesting devices.
  • To research and design information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and the social sciences, in collaboration with government and community partners. These systems will have real-world impact, and promote social sustainability, equity, and justice.
  • This team uses cutting-edge cryptography to secure our most important information systems. We are focused on several synergistic goals: Biometric ATM Security, Blockchain Technology for Voting, and Fully Homomorphic Encryption for Healthcare IT. Our team also provides penetration testing to other VIP teams via our dedicated red-team. The team is interested in commercializing technologies within...
  • This project aims to design, build, and test a team of air, sea, and underwater robots that will autonomously collaborate to complete tasks in the water.  Currently, the team has designed and built several vehicles (small surface boat, underwater vehicle, and quadcopter), and more will be created as the project grows. One goal is to use these robots to collectively complete obstacle...

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently the most dynamic growth sector of the international aerospace industry. Industry predictions are that in the next 3 to 4 years, more than 70,000 jobs will be created in the UAV area with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion. By 2025, that could increase to more then 100,000 jobs and an economic impact of $82 billion....
  • Help students and faculty solve research problems using computation
  • To examine the problem of concussion from a multidisciplinary view that includes neuroscience, clinical assessment, sports engineering, health informatics, and societal issues.
  • The objective of this program is to research and develop a Smart City infrastructure for the Atlanta area, with a focus on configurable hardware as a computational platform. Configurable (or reconfigurable) computing combines high-performance hardware with the flexibility of software.  This project will explore the use of configurable hardware to assist in areas...

  • CAM2 is cloud-based system for studying the worldwide phenomena using network cameras. CAM2 provides an event-based API and is open to researchers to analyze the data for their studies. The web interface allows users to select the cameras for analysis. The cloud computing engine can scale in response to the needs of analysis programs.
  • This team is working in collaboration with the truck manufacturer Navistar to optimize the fuel economy of Class 8 heavy duty vehicles. Similar to automobiles, Class 8 trucks also incorporate a wealth of assistive technologies, including radar-based proximity sensors and wireless connectivity. Rather than re-engineering the existing mechanical systems of the vehicles, this team is modifying...
  • This VIP has two broad goals. First, to explore curiosity-driven scientific questions. Second, to strive to make science, technology, and healthcare accessible to billions of people by inventing frugal tools and techniques. These goals are not mutually exclusive; pursuit of one often leads to insights for the other.
  • This team focuses on the effects that data are having in shaping education, on how new, rich educational data sources can be used to improve content, instruction and learning. Specifically, we look to the vast array of data that can be collected around educational opportunities at Georgia Tech and how those data shape educational practice.
  • DAWGMA is building new strains of microorganisms to perform new and useful tasks. DAWGMA is sponsored by the Klavins Lab and uses Aquarium, a programmable, semi-automated molecular biology workflow that uses cutting edge techniques and instrumentation, instead of traditional lab work.
  • Delivery Robot
  • Our goals are to design a new component with vibration actuator to retrofit the current system and to develop/program an algorithm in the system software. We will also perform psychophysical studies to determine the limits of human perception to the vibration. Students will be primarily split into two groups, a design team and a programming team. Although different focuses, both teams are...
  • The main goal of this project is to develop and evaluate the efficacies of nanosclae drugs that can simulataneously arrest glioblastoma cell proliferation and stimulate the immune system to arrest the disease.
  • The goal of this project is to self-assemble biomembrane arrays mimicking cellular membranes on microfluidic devices and micro-structured polymeric composites with unique addresses by the incorporation of specific peptides and proteins suitable for simultaneous binding to variety of targets such as viruses, bacteria, bacteriophages, DNA etc.
  • Our goal is to establish the first prototype to manufacture polymeric nanofiber mats in a scalable, solvent-free and environmentally friendly manner which is then to be applied for water purification. Students are split up into 2 teams: The team 1 will be in charge of material processing, such as microfiber fabrication as precursor to nanofibers, while team 2 will be in charge of the...
  • To develop web apps for online debates and collaborative problem solving. Work experience in an interdisciplinary team. Fun. Our VIP team does the main design work of the NSF project “Fostering self-correcting reasoning with reflection systems” (http://agora.gatech.edu/node/52). We design, test, and iteratively improve the Reflect! platform. What is Reflect!? A collaborative tool that...

Pages