The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has named Terence Haran as the new Director for the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL), effective Oct. 1. Haran will be responsible for bringing strategic leadership and vision to the lab, which is a leader in optics and microelectronics. Haran has been part of EOSL for over 24 years. In 1999, he…

Since Godzilla crawled out of the ocean in 1954, a monstrous consequence of the atomic age, ecohorror has given modern audiences an imaginative way to grapple not only with our primal fear of nature — but also with our complicated feelings about humanity’s impact on the environment. This subgenre of horror, in which people face the wrath of…

There are around a billion cases of seasonal influenza worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization. As many as 5 million cases are severe, causing up to 650,000 deaths.Pandemics caused by novel influenza viruses — like the 1918 flu pandemic that killed more than 50 million people — represent an even more serious threat.School…

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.8 million over the next five years to the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT) to support inventors across the country in developing, translating and testing microsystems-based point-of-…

LG Chem, a leading global chemical company with a diversified business portfolio in the key areas of petrochemicals, advanced materials, and life sciences, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Institute of Technology to promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors.…

The teams awarded will focus on strategic new initiatives in Artificial Intelligence.The Institute for Data Engineering and Science, in conjunction with several Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) at Georgia Tech, have awarded seven teams of researchers from across the Institute a total of $105,000 in seed funding geared to better…

In keeping with a strong strategic focus on AI for the 2023-2024 Academic Year, the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) has announced the winners of its 2023 Seed Grants for Thematic Events in AI and Cyberinfrastructure Resource Grants to support research in AI requiring secure, high-performance computing capabilities. Thematic…

Robot Guitarist Plays With Human ExpressivityLegendary blues guitarist B.B. King famously said, “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.” In a way, that’s exactly what researchers in the lab of Gil Weinberg are trying to do in developing their Expressive Robotic Guitarist (ERG). Headless, with mechanical “hands” plucking strings and…

 Funding is aimed at transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs to provide cancer solutions.The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a research funding agency that supports transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs — ranging from the molecular to the societal — to provide health solutions for all. ARPA-H…

As GTRI Principal Research Engineer Alan Nussbaum can tell you, the value of an education never gets old.  At 72 years old, Nussbaum recently earned his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in computer science with a minor in electrical engineering. Although the degree took him 11 years to complete, Nussbaum said…