About the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT)
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) brings together researchers from across Georgia Tech to support world-class research, engage students, and collaborate with industry, government, and nonprofit partners.
Our goal is to maximize Georgia Tech’s societal impact through people-centered innovation. IPaT supports and connects faculty and students across the entire Georgia Tech campus by blurring the lines between academic disciplines and partnering to translate research results into real-world use. Georgia Tech is at the forefront of science and technology research, and home to state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned experts who are working every day to find answers to tough problems. IPaT brings together researchers, industry, and other partners to identify technology solutions that will shape our global future. IPaT was created in 2011 to embrace these opportunities and needs, to create a networked research ecosystem of Georgia Tech faculty and industry partners, and to amplify their combined thought leadership and on-the-ground results to create a positive economic and societal impact in critical areas that define much of everyday life.
Three T Strategy
IPaT supports faculty leadership in our core research areas through our “Three T” approach. We cultivate Transdisciplinary research teams that focus on Translating research into practice to Transform society through convergence and innovation in the interplay between people and technology.
Vision, Mission & Values
Shaping the future of human-centered systems, environments, and technologies to promote fulfilling, healthy, and productive lives.
Catalyze interdisciplinary research between faculty, students, and industry.
Provide the continuity and capacity to address societal challenges.
Advocate for socio-technical change that improves the human condition.
Educate human-centered engineers, scientists, designers, business leaders, and policymakers.
Our Core Values
As an institution, we have identified a set of core values that underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.
One Georgia Tech: We will operate collaboratively by sharing knowledge and resources, all for the greater good of Georgia Tech.
Trusted Partner: We will be transparent, meet deadlines, and work together to enhance and grow valuable relationships on and off campus.
Innovation: We will support a culture of creativity, thought leadership and boundary-pushing ideas, and be unafraid of failure.
Diversity: We will recognize, respect, and embrace our individual differences while exploring how these differences positively impact IPaT as a whole.