Research Centers and Joint Programs

Run by students, the App Lab in Technology Square Research Building 333 is where students (of all majors and levels of expertise) can work, learn, and find collaborators within the community or Georgia Tech’s many industry partners.
The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) at Georgia Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary research endeavor aimed at addressing the fundamental technical, design, and social challenges for people in a home setting. Central to this research is the Aware Home, a 3-story, 5040 square foot facility designed to facilitate research, while providing an authentic home environment.
The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) is a multidisciplinary research and development center dedicated to promoting the health, activity and participation of people with all levels of ability through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies that enhance the usability, equitability and safety of real world products, environments, and devices. CATEA brings together the diverse talents of many different types of engineers, scientists, clinicians, and other professionals, drawing them from the College of Architecture, the broader Georgia Tech community, and a wide range of other organizations such as Duke University, Georgia State, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, the Shepherd Center, the U.S. Veteran's Administration, Emory University, and the University of Georgia.
The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) fosters the development of interdisciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) research and education that bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech researchers and faculty as well as industry members who share similar interests.
The Center for Urban Innovation (CUI) supports research that thinks globally, acts locally, and encourages researchers, students, and civic leaders to find innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to shaping sustainable cities.
The Child Study Lab studies early social, communication, and play behavior in children, including those who are experiencing problems in their development. The lab brings together computer science and psychology to build new tools to measure behavior with a goal of improving early screening for autism and other developmental delays.
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a semester-long event dedicated to helping students create innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus resources and industry guidance.
The Georgia Tech Digital Building Laboratory's (DBL) purpose is to develop a strong research and development link between the building industry and the building research-related capabilities of Georgia Tech to improve the innovation cycle. The DBL was formed to respond to the current and future challenges within the design and construction industry: new Information Technologies, new methods of project delivery, new approaches to eliminate waste and make construction "lean", new energy and sustainability challenges. The DBL is an umbrella organization, housed in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, bringing together the resources of multiple departments and colleges to address new or emerging problems/opportunities in architecture, construction and fabrication.
The Digital Humanities Lab brings together students and faculty to explore issues of epistemology through the creation of software tools to support new forms of scholarship, and digital projects prompted by new forms of research.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the non-profit applied research arm of the Georgia Tech, and is involved in approximately $205 million in research annually for more than 200 clients in industry and government. GTRI's research spans a variety of disciplines, including national defense, homeland security, public health, education, mobile and wireless technologies, and economic development. Major customers for GTRI research include United States Department of Defense agencies, the state of Georgia, non-defense federal agencies, and private industry. Since it was established in 1934, GTRI has expanded its engineering focus to include science, economics, policy, and other areas that leverage GTRI's partnership with Georgia Tech.
GVU is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together people and expertise from all six Georgia Tech colleges in order to solve complex problems. GVU's goal is to make the world a better place through fundamental and applied interdisciplinary computing research. GVU is a unique environment where some of the most progressive work in academic research is being done. GVU's program has gained international prominence and has become a hot spot for faculty and students committed to developing people-focused, creative, socially relevant technologies.
The Health Analytics group at Georgia Tech conducts research and mentors students in data science methodologies to improve decision making in health care delivery and public health.
The Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) is an initiative to improve humanitarian logistics (including short or long-term, man-made or natural disasters, global and public health, and long-term development needs) and ultimately the human condition by system transformations through education, outreach, projects and research.
The Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary lab with members from Biomedical Engineering, Interactive Computing, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their research seeks to advance the capabilities of real robots so that they can provide valued assistance to people in unstructured environments. Their projects involve research into human-robot interaction, autonomous mobile manipulation, machine perception, machine learning, and haptics. The lab was founded in 2007, and is a part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
HomeLab is a statewide network of adults 50 years of age and older recruited to evaluate the in-home usability and effectiveness of consumer products designed for the aging adult population.
The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design, and development center focusing on technology, education, culture, and health. IMTC was founded in 1989 to create high tech multimedia tours of Atlanta that helped convince the International Olympic Committee that Atlanta should host the Centennial Games. Since that successful beginning, IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of industry and the GT research community. IMTC's mission is to enable ambitious research around campus and amplify the impact of IPaT by: supporting large interdisciplinary projects, performing engineering & project management at scale, participating with academic faculty as research collaborators, bolstering tech transfer, and providing sustainability to ongoing projects.
The mission of the Interoperability & Integration Innovation Lab (I3L) is to facilitate the achievement of the Triple Aim - a framework that optimizes health system performance - through applied technology. I3L provides and participates in an unbiased health ecosystem that continuously evolves to support the vision of measurably improved quality healthcare at a lower per capita cost to the benefit of population health.
Developing novel computational methods for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children and adults during face-to-face social interactions.
The Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute is a new and innovative model of health care that focuses on maintaining health rather than treating disease. The institute aims to change the future of healthcare by creating a model of health using new tools of bioscience to identify and measure risks and deviations from health, to develop common processes that promote health maintenance. Where there is a potential problem, predictive health aims to intervene at the very earliest indication, based on an individual's personal profile, and restore normal function. One of the cross-cutting initiatives in Emory's new strategic plan, the Predictive Health Institute includes not only medicine, public health and nursing, but also anthropology, ethics, behavior, health policy, law, business and religion.
The Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC) exists to accelerate innovation in networking, computing, mobility and convergence by enabling communities of collaboration. GT-RNOC provides, supports and maintains a unique end-to-end infrastructure within a realistic operational setting, accessible to world class students, researchers and innovators from various disciplines across the many Georgia Tech research centers. GT-RNOC leverages the unique position of Georgia Tech as a pre-eminent network and network service hub in the state, the region and increasingly in the world. It provides researchers with access to this unique network infrastructure. It provides network administrators and service providers with an invaluable tool for developing and testing new management solutions in a cutting edge environment. Industry members of GT-RNOC include leaders in wireless, telecom, and cable, plus equipment, application, and content providers.
The SimTigrate Design Lab is an interdisciplinary research effort dedicated to driving healthcare innovation through the integration of evidence-based design and simulation. The SimTigrate team seeks to transform healthcare, predict and optimize outcomes and decrease cost.
The mission of the Tennenbaum Institute (TI) is to provide knowledge and skills for enterprise transformation– fundamental change of complex organizational systems. TI's vision is an interdisciplinary research organization that leverages the wealth of expertise and enthusiasm across Georgia Tech's Colleges and Schools, as well as partner institutions, to understand and enable fundamental change of private and public sector enterprises via fundamental and applied research, as well as graduate and executive education. TI was founded in 2004, and its research and education addresses a rich mixture of concepts, principle, models, methods, and tools applicable to a wide range of enterprise domains. Two domains of particular emphasis at TI are healthcare delivery and global manufacturing.
The Wearable Computing Center (WCC) is an academic research center that also serves as industry research and development. The center is focused is on providing international thought leadership at the intersection of public policy and wearable computing. The WCC set of activities includes the design of custom hardware and sensing techniques, pattern recognition/machine learning, application design and development, user-centered design, industrial/fashion design, user studies and large scale experiments, and public policy/participation in standards bodies and regulatory activities.
The Wireless RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) is a recognized leader on issues and solutions related to the accessibility and usability of mobile wireless products and services by people with disabilities.