Struggling with keeping your home clean and organized? You may soon have an extra set of hands to help around the house. Imagine a home robot that can keep a house tidy without being given any commands from its owner. Well, the next step in home robotics is here — at least virtually. A group of doctoral and master’s students from Georgia Tech's…

As music distribution technology shifted from analog vinyl records to digital compact discs (CDs) and then to streaming files, the sound quality took a substantial hit – along with the monetary value of the musical consumer product. Now, as the vinyl format is enjoying a comeback, materials scientists at the Georgia Tech…

Amid the growing risk of cyber threats, there is a crucial need to provide the next generation of leaders with the skills to address these challenges. The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has played a key role in this effort by bringing CyberStart America – a free online cybersecurity competition that helps high school students discover…

Most lightning travels between clouds and the ground, or within and between clouds. But a curious phenomenon known as “gigantic jets” fires powerful bursts of electrical charge – as much as 10 times larger than ordinary lightning – out the tops of clouds and into the lower portion of the ionosphere where the Earth’s…

At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), you will find people dedicated to expanding their knowledge and solving problems. Research Engineer Benjamin (Ben) Ruvalcaba-Alonso embodies those ideals both in his GTRI role and in his local San Diego, California community. As a project manager, Ben leads a team of approximately 15 engineers. He…

The School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech seeks to redefine the human experience of computing using two primary tools: research and innovation in computing education. This installment of the Faces of Research Q&A series is with Matthew Gombolay, assistant professor of interactive computing in the School…

By 2050, more than 150 million people are projected to be living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, makes up roughly 70% of all cases. Alzheimer’s causes progressive neurodegeneration – a hallmark of the disease which is thought to initiate and track cognitive decline in those suffering with it. But while…

In a significant response to urgent climate-related threats, a new international center headquartered at Georgia Aquarium, endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, will support versatile, collaborative solutions to improve the health of the world’s oceans. The Ocean Visions ­­– UN Decade Collaborative Center for…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $58.6 million over the next five years to the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) to continue its efforts to advance the quality of clinical and translational research and transform research results to impact health in the state of Georgia and beyond. In addition…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is investing nearly $12 million in four College of Engineering faculty members this fall through its prestigious program for outside-the-box thinkers. It’s the most recipients in a single year for Georgia Tech. Biomedical engineer Gabe Kwong will receive $5.5 million over five years through an NIH Director’…