Michael Helms

Michael Helms

Co-Director, Center for Biologically Inspired Design
Senior Research Scientist
BBISS Lead: Biologically Inspired Design

Michael Helms is a versatile professional with a backgrounds in cognitive science, design theory, technology consulting, computer programming and financial services. He completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013, and recently completed NSF's entrepreneurial I-CORPS program as an entrepreneurial lead. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a technology consultant building business cases for the development of large data infrastructure projects. In conjunction with with the Center for Biologically Inspired Design he provides design consulting services focused on product innovation by leveraging insight gleaned from 3.8 billion years of evolution. Most recently, Helms began research with the Center for Education (CEISMC), working on modeling school interventions as complex social systems.


Personal Site

  • BBISS Initiative Lead Project - Nature’s Voice: Amplifying the Narrative of Bio…

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Climate & Environment

  • Research Affiliations: Center for Biologically Inspired Design

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