People

People
Georgia Tech faculty with work relevant to the Internet of Things space:
Lizanne DeStefano
Director of Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and professor of Psychology at Georgia Tech
Areas of Expertise: 
Evaluation and sustainability of innovative STEM, as well as other, educational programs; multi-site initiatives; and programs serving special populations, such as students with disabilities or those at risk for academic failure

Lizanne DeStefano received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Dr. DeStefano is a former special education teacher, and trained and practiced as a clinical and school psychologist. She received her B.S. in Physiological Psychology and Statistics, her M.Ed. in Special Education. Currently, Dr. DeStefano is the director of Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and professor of Psychology at Georgia Institute of...

Carl DiSalvo

Carl DiSalvo

Associate Professor

School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Areas of Expertise: 
design, art, technology, politics

Dr. Carl DiSalvo is currently an associate professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech he established The Public Design Workshop, which is a design research studio that explores socially engaged design practices and civic media.

DiSalvo’s work draws together science and technology studies, the humanities, and design research to analyze the social and political qualities of design...

Barry Drake

Senior Research Scientist

GTRI

Barry Drake
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
adaptive algorithms, learning machines, numerical linear algebra

Mr. Drake is a senior research faculty member at GTRI in the Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) and in the School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), College of Computing at Georgia Tech. At GTRI/ICL Mr. Drake is in the Innovative Computing Division where he serves as Technical Lead for the Algorithms and Analytics Branch. His interests include adaptive algorithms, learning machines, numerical linear algebra, and applying these technologies to solve real-world...

Andrew Dugenske

Andrew Dugenske

Director, Factory Information Systems Center

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

Andrew Dugenske
Director, Factory Information Systems (FIS) Center
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
software systems, supply chain issues, Factory Information Systems

Andrew Dugenske is the Director of the Factory Information Systems (FIS) Center and a Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI). He is also founder and C.E.O. of Factory Right LLC, a software company that provides information technology solutions to manufacturing enterprises and was co-founder and president of Great Technological Collaborations Inc. In addition, Mr. Dugenske is a State of Georgia registered professional engineer. For the past 20 years, Mr...

Jon Duke, M.D.
Director of health informatics; holds a joint appointment as a principal research scientist in the GTRI Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate
GT College of Computing, School of Computational Science & Engineering; and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Areas of Expertise: 
Data mining & analytics, healthcare security, and machine learning

Jon Duke, M.D., is the director of health informatics at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, School of Computational Science & Engineering, and holds a joint appointment as a principal research scientist in the Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate. He leads big data in medicine research projects.

Duke previously held an appointment as a senior scientist and director of health analytics and advanced text mining at the Regenstrief...

Gregory Durgin

Gregory Durgin

Associate Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Gregory Durgin
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Areas of Expertise: 
Electromagnetics

Gregory D. Durgin joined the faculty of Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Fall 2003 where he serves as an associate professor. He received the BSEE (96), MSEE (98), and PhD (00) degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2001 he was awarded the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral Fellowship and spent one year as a visiting researcher with Morinaga Laboratory at Osaka University. In 1998 he received the...

David Ediger

Research Engineer II,

Information & Communications Laboratory (ICL)

Georgia Tech Research Institute

David Ediger
Research Engineer II, Information & Communications Laboratory (ICL)
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
High performance computing, graph analysis, and streaming data analytics.

Dr. David Ediger’s current work centers on developing new and emerging high performance computing capabilities with a focus on smart cities and streaming data fusion. He has conducted high level research and co-authored many publications in graph algorithms and social network analysis using large-scale high performance computing platforms and novel hardware. He is a lead developer of GraphCT and STINGER, open source packages for large graph analysis. Dr. Ediger received his Ph.D. and M.S. in...

Magnus Egerstedt
Magnus Egerstedt
School Chair-Academic; Steve W. Chaddick School Chair
Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Areas of Expertise: 
Control Theory, Robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Complex Networks

Magnus Egerstedt is the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the largest program of its kind in the United States with over 2,500 students and over 110 faculty members.

From 2016-2018, Dr. Egerstedt served as the executive director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines and held the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls in the School of ECE. He holds secondary appointments in the Woodruff School...

Irfan Essa
Professor in the School of Interactive Computing (iC), Associate Dean of the College of Computing (CoC), and Director, Center for Machine Learning at GA Tech (ML@GT) Georgia Tech
Areas of Expertise: 
Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computational Perception, Robotics, Computer Animation, and Social Computing, with potential impact on Autonomous Systems, Video Analysis and Production (e.g., Computational Photography & Video, Image-based Modeling and Rendering, etc.) Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Journalism research

Dr. Irfan Essa is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing (iC) and Associate Dean of the College of Computing (CoC), at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is serving as the Inaugural Director of the new Interdisciplinary Research Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT).

Professor Essa works in the areas of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computational Perception, Robotics,...

Brad Fain

Brad Fain

Principal Research Scientist

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Brad Fain
Excecutive Director, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP)
Principal Research Scientists, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
technologies to support aging in place, universal design, application of internet of things technologies to the home, commercial product design

Dr. Brad Fain is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) with over twenty years of experience in human performance research. He currently leads the human factors program and human systems integration efforts for both military and industrial customers at GTRI. He is experienced in military and civilian system human factors analysis, anthropometric analysis, design,...

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