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Georgia Tech faculty with work relevant to the Internet of Things space:
Melody Jackson

Melody Jackson

Associate Professor

College of Computing

Melody Jackson
Associate Professor; Director, Center for BioInterface Research
College of Computing
Areas of Expertise: 
real-world applications for direct brain interfaces as well as other biometric interfaces

Dr. Jackson is the creator and director of the BrainLab, whose mission is to research innovative human-computer interaction for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Jackson’s work focuses on studying real-world applications for direct brain interfaces as well as other biometric interfaces. She participated in the first team to implant a human being with a chronic recording electrode in 1998, and has also extensively explored noninvasive brain-computer interfaces with technologies such as EEG...

Ronald Johnson

Ronald Johnson

Professor of the Practice

School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ronald Johnson
Professor of the Practice
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Areas of Expertise: 
enterprise transformation, industrial systems engineering

Ronald L. Johnson is a Professor of the Practice in ISyE and Faculty Leadership Fellow at Georgia Tech.

Prior to joining faculty at Georgia Tech, Retired Major General Ronald L. Johnson was the National Basketball Association’s first Senior Vice President, Referee Operations from July 2008 until July 2012. He was responsible for all aspects of the NBA’s officiating program, including recruiting, training and development, scheduling, data management and analysis, and work rules...

George Johnston

George Johnston

Professor

School of Architecture

George Johnston
Professor
School of Architecture
Areas of Expertise: 
architectual design

George B. Johnston is professor of architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology where he has been a member of the faculty since 1984. Over his tenure, he has served in multiple leadership roles including most recently as the first chair of the reorganized School of Architecture. Johnston received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with special distinction from Mississippi State University in 1979, the Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in 1984, and the Doctor of...

Robert Kamp
Senior Director, Intel’s IOTG (Internet of Things Group) Market & Channels organization,
Chair, Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) IoT Standards and Management Working Group
Areas of Expertise: 
Internet of Things (IoT), Business Development, Partnering, Telecom – Wireless, Optical transport, Networking, IMS and Network Service Layer and related Technical Standards.

Mr. Robert (Bob) Kamp chairs the Standards and Management Working Group at the Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT). He currently is a Senior Director in Intel’s IOTG (Internet of Things Group) Market & Channels organization, and focuses on developing Intel’s IOT Ecosystem through partnerships with Global Telcos/TEMs (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers) and CSPs (Cloud Service Providers...

Saud Khader
Senior Internet of Things Architect, Verizon
Vice Chair, Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) IoT Research Working Group
Areas of Expertise: 
Project management, IoT platforms, systems architecture, and various communications protocols (LPWA, LTE, etc.)

Mr. Saud Khader is Senior Internet of Things (IoT) Architect at Verizon.

He has over fifteen years of experience in developing and managing state-of-the-art innovative and transformative solutions using IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), wireless and telematics technologies that meet critical business needs.

His professional background encompasses a wide range of domains such as strategy formulation, engineering, product development, design, planning and end-to-end product...

Taesoo Kim
Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career, Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science, College of Computing
Areas of Expertise: 
Computer Engineering, Architecture & Design, Internet Infrastructure & Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Systems Security, and Threat Intelligence

Dr. Taesoo Kim is a Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career, Assistant Professor in the School Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He also serves as the director of the Georgia Tech Systems Software and Security Center (GTS3). He is genuinely interested in building a system that has underline principles for why it should be secure. Those principles include the design of a system, analysis of its implementation, and clear separation of trusted components. His thesis work, in particular,...

Hans Klein

Hans Klein

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy

Hans Klein
Associate Professor
School of Public Policy
Areas of Expertise: 
internet governance, legitimacy, censorship, surveillance, privacy, quality of life, global public policy, international organization, regulation

Hans K. Klein is Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also served on the faculty of the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Klein's research interests include: the development of large scale systems, federal technology policy, the politics of innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, public access television, Internet governance, and on-line democracy.

He received a Ph.D. in 1996 from MIT's Dept...

Thomas Kurfess

Thomas Kurfess

Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering

Thomas Kurfess
Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control
School of Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Expertise: 
manufacturing and automation and mechatronics, advanced automation, precision manufacturing, metrology, technology policy

Professor Kurfess began his academic career at Carnegie Mellon University where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. In 1994, he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology where he rose to the rank of Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. In 2005, he was named Professor and BMW Chair of Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. In 2012, he returned to Georgia Tech as...

Sebastien Lafon
GT CDAIT Visiting Scholar and Vice Chair of the CDAIT Working Group on IoT Standards and Management
CEO of Adapt1st
Areas of Expertise: 
Internet of Things, business and digital transformation, data strategy and analytics, P&L and general management

Sebastien Lafon is the founder and CEO of Adapt1st, and former Global Vice President, Digital and Marketing Services, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Sebastien was previously CFO and Business controller of the Merial (Sanofi) North America Business Operations. He also worked in the United Kingdom and France in various corporate finance, manufacturing and supply chain roles, leading projects to transform shared business services around Financial processes, inventory management business...

Debra Lam
Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
Institute for People and Technology (IPaT)
Areas of Expertise: 
Smart Cities

Ms. Debra Lam is the Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive innovation for Georgia Tech, a newly created role to drive smart cities and urban innovation work across the university and beyond.

Prior to this, she served as Pittsburgh's first ever Chief of Innovation & Performance where she oversaw all technology, sustainability, performance and innovation functions of city government. She crafted the city's first strategic plan for innovation, Inclusive Innovation Roadmap....

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