Georgia Tech and Shepherd Center Research Collaborative

"Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence" - the first of four events.

Shepherd Center and Georgia Tech have partnered to advance rehabilitative patient care and research. This event is an opportunity to identify and build collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and students from both institutions during the research and networking event.



3:00 - 4:00 p.m.    Shepherd Center tour (sign up for tour, spaces limited)
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.    Presentations from Shepherd Center and GT researchers
                              see speaker lineup below
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.    Networking reception

“Location, Location, Location: National Social Determinants of Health Analysis of People with Disabilities”
Raeda Anderson, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Affiliate Professor of Sociology, Shepherd Center / Georgia State University

"Using Machine Learning to Build an Automated Coaching System for a Serious Game"
George H. Collier, Ph.D., Data Scientist III, Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute, Shepherd Center

"Leveraging Machine Learning to Optimize Recovery of Walking after Spinal Cord Injury: Taking 'Steps' Towards Personalized Interventions"
Nick Evans, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Hulse Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory & Exercise Physiologist, Beyond Therapy

"Wearable Technologies in MS Care: Expanding Clinical Evaluation and Driving Scientific Discovery" 
Brad Willingham, Ph.D., Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research, Shepherd Center

"Empowering Human Planning with Interpretable AI and Augmented Reality"
Polo Chau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Industry Relations, Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS), School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech

"Accessible Programming of Robots for Assistive Tasks: A User-focused Approach"
Matthew Gombolay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

“Sequential/streaming Data Analysis and Design in Biostatistics and Health Data Science”
Yajun Mei, Ph.D., Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Georgia Tech  

"Datasets Available at Georgia Tech"
Andy Stevens, M.S., Research Engineer, Interoperability Branch Head Health Emerging and Advanced Technologies (HEAT) Division, Georgia Tech Research Institute

“Systems Biology of the Neuroimmune Cascade after Traumatic Brain Injury”
Levi Wood, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Georgia Tech

The three additional events in 2024 will be:

  • Technology Development (May 7 @ Georgia Tech)
  • Rehabilitation Interventions and Strategies - date TBD
  • Policy - date TBD