2020 Research News

<p>An app and a camera attachment are now all that are needed to check for early onset lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. Credit: LymphaTech / Georgia Tech</p>

Some 20 percent of breast cancer survivors will suffer from lymphedema, a potentially severe side effect of treatment that makes arms swell with lymph. The disease is often overlooked, but commercially available app-based technology now makes early detection easier, allowing for proactive treatment. The lymphedema monitoring technology originated…

Kinsey Herrin, research scientist in Georgia Tech’s Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, observes graduate researcher Dawit Lee as he tests the pediatric knee exoskeleton. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

You see and want the glass of milk on the table across the room. That’s no problem for most of us, who will simply walk to the table, grab the glass, and enjoy the milk. Triggering all of that limb movement is a complex set of coordinated neuromuscular commands and actions, which are not so simple for that segment of the population with, say,…

<p>Building Blocks of the Strategic Plan</p>

Thousands of people focused on the future of Georgia Tech by helping us complete phase one — visioning and drafting — of Georgia Tech’s strategic planning process. Now, the process moves into the goal setting phase that will include an opportunity for review and input from the Georgia Tech community. Since October 2019, more than 5,700 students,…

<p>The Coda Building, located in Technology Square, houses several Georgia Tech departments.</p>

Georgia Tech has launched a new “Small Bets” Seed Grant Program that will award up to $75,000 for a year’s work aimed at addressing some of society’s most difficult challenges. The aim is to catalyze new research collaborations and fuel high-risk, high-reward approaches. Unlike traditional competitive peer-reviewed grant processes, the “Small…

<p><a href="https://public.tableau.com/views/JillWatsonTurns4/Dashboard?:display_count=y&amp;:origin=viz_share_link:showVizHome=no" target="_blank">Interactive Timeline: Jill Watson AI at 4</a></p>

Georgia Tech’s most well-known artificially intelligent teaching assistant, Jill Watson, turns four years old this January. The brainchild of Ashok Goel, professor in Interactive Computing, and launched at the start of 2016, the virtual TA was introduced into one of the courses for the then-fledgling Online Master of Science in Computer Science (…