IPaT Vision Talk - Michael Best

IPaT Vision Talk - Michael Best
Finalists for the position of executive director of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) will be delivering vision presentations during the week of March 27 and April 3. The candidates have been asked to present their vision for IPaT, including details about their diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and perspectives on how to build a strong IPaT community that supports and develops its staff and researchers from across the Institute, and to take questions from the Georgia Tech community.

Michael Best
Wednesday, April 5 at 11:00am
TSRB, 85 Fifth Street NW, Rooms 132-134
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Dr. Michael L. Best is Professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab and the Center for Computing and Society. He was Director of Research at Georgia Tech – Shenzhen, our campus in China, and was founding director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. His research focuses on the promise, and the peril, of information and communication technologies in global development. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab. Professor Best is Associate Editor for Global Computing with Communications of the ACM and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal Information Technologies and International Development. Best has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in books, journals, and conferences, and since joining Georgia Tech, offered more than 100 invited and keynote lectures across the USA and internationally. Best has raised over ten million dollars in research support at Georgia Tech, and his work has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, CNN, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.