#SMARTer Together

We are proud to host the #SMARTer Together webinar series. This series aims to challenge us beyond the immediate crisis and onto a newer state where we have another chance to build strong community-research partnerships for good. By focusing on complex, societal problems that communities all over GA and the rest of the world face, we aim to provide innovative research and create partnerships to empower all. We adhere to GT’s Strategic Plan and Mission on “developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.”

Let's all be #SMARTer Together.
 
Upcoming Webinars

May 20th | AgTech Research and Opportunities
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Doug Britton, Moderator
Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Ravi Godbolé
Global Research & Innovation Manager, AGCO
Harald Scherm
Professor & Department Head, College of Agricultural & Environmental Science, University of Georgia
Jie Xu
Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Food and Agriculture has grown into a high tech endeavor with the evolution of technologies that support the production, processing, and manufacturing of agricultural products. This has been enabled by rapid digitization and data science developments (artificial intelligence, machine learning), advanced sensing capabilities (imaging, 3D sensing, localization, chemical & biological sensing), and robotics and automation (adaptive controls, high degree of freedom systems). Georgia is uniquely positioned to be a significant Ag Tech leader due to the diversity of products produced in the state and the wealth of knowledge and resources available through the Universities and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.



June 24th | Building Climate Resiliency
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Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy
Associate Chair for Global Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Russ Clark
Senior Research Scientist, College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Heejun Chang
Program Lead, Engineering & Applied Resilience, Argonne National Laboratory
Thomas A. Wall
Senior Research Scientist, College of Computing, Georgia Tech

Climate change in the Anthropocene era has introduced new challenges in infrastructure management. With limited funding, fragmented data availability, methodological evolution and a relatively slow-to-change institutional framework, local agencies must develop processes that enable them to anticipate and address evolving challenges while managing existing ones. Panelists will discuss Building Climate Resiliency!



Past Webinars

May 13th | Improving US Infrastructure
Joseph Bankoff
Distinguished Professor of Practice, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech, (Moderator)
Catherine Ross
Regents' Professor, Harry West Chair, School of City & Regional Planning; School of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, Georgia Tech
Mike Alexander
Director, Center for Livable Communities, Atlanta Regional Commission


April 8th | The Next Stage of Autonomous Vehicles
Pat Mokhtarian
Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Michael Kronzer
CAV-X Senior Project Manager and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Joseph Holmes
Director of Sales, EasyMile
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

March 25th | Making Telehealth Work
Leanne West
Chief Engineer, Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Tech; President, International Children’s Advisory Network
Maribeth Gandy Coleman
Principal Research Scientist; Director, Wearable Computing Center; Director, Interactive Media Technology Center, Georgia Tech
Sam Hosokawa
VP, Patient Experience, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Robert Mannino
Chief Technology Officer, Sanguina, LLC; Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Woon-Hong Yeo
Assistant Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


March 18th | Resilient Energy Infrastructure (Co-hosted by Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute and School of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Tim Lieuwen
Regents' Professor, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair, and the Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Tech (Moderator)
Emily Grubert
Assistant Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Kenneth Shiver
Chief Economist and Director of Planning and Regulatory Support, Southern Company
Clinton Vince
US Energy Practice and Co-Chair of Global Energy Sector, Dentons
Arshad Mansoor
President & CEO, Electric Power Research Institute
Webinar Recording


March 4thAutonomous Aerotropolis: A Digital Twin Model for Enhancing Smart and Connected Communities
Dimitri Mavris
Regents Professor, Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, & Langley Distinguished Professor in Advanced Aerospace Systems Architecture Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
Perry Yang
Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Architecture; Director, Eco Urban Laboratory, School of City & Regional Planning, College of Design, Georgia Tech
Kirk Talbott
CIO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Kenneth Williams
Airport Transportation Systems Director, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


Feb 25th | Ready for the Smart(er) City: How Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are Building the Future
Malaika Rivers
Partner, Lexicon Strategies
Arthi Rao
Research Scientist II, CQGRD, Georgia Tech
Michael Paris
President & CEO, Council for Quality Growth
Gerald McDowell
Executive Director, ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


Feb 4th | Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Introduction
Debra Lam
Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Tech
Karen Houghton
Vice President, Atlanta Tech Village
Eric Parker
Founder and President, the Clubhou.se
Grace Anne Belangia
Co-Founder, MakeStartups
Overview - Presentation Slides | Start It Up - Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


Nov 19th | Retrofitting Suburbia
Ellen Dunham-Jones
Professor; Director, Urban Design Program, Georgia Tech
Samyukth Shenbaga
Community Development Division Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission
Sarah Kirsch
Executive Director, ULI Atlanta
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

Nov 12th | STEM Education in Georgia (Computer Science Focus)
Leigh McCook
Deputy Director, Institute for People and Technology; Division Chief of the Socio-Technical Division, Georgia Tech Research Institute - Information and Communications Laboratory (GTRI-ICL), Georgia Tech
Bryan Cox
Computer Science Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education
Kamau Bobb
Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech
Andre Dickens
Vice President of Development, TechBridge; Atlanta City Councilman Post 3 At-Large
Susan P. Belmonte
Pre-Teaching and Pre-Graduate Advisor, Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional (PGPP) Program, Georgia Tech
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

Oct 29th | Future Work Force
Co-hosted by: City of Atlanta Mayors Office of International Affairs
Stephen Harmon
Associate Dean for Research, Professional Education; Interim Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Universities; Professor, College of Design; Georgia Tech
Felix Zeltner
Co-Founder, Work Awesome
Ray Gastil
Director, Remaking Cities Institute (RCI), Carnegie Mellon University
Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, Aspen Institute
Webinar Recording

Oct 22nd | Community and Economic Development Profile for the City of Douglas
Nancey Green Leigh
Professor, School of City & Regional Planning; Associate Dean for Research, College of Design, Georgia Tech
Julia Wood
VP of Development and Donor Services, Community Foundation of Central Georgia
John Henry
CEO, Douglas-Coffee Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Authority
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

Oct 15th | Industry Comparison Tools for Sustainable Communities
Wesley Ingwersen
Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Loren Heyns
Senior Software Engineer, Project Director, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Valerie Thomas
Anderson-Interface Professor of Natural Systems, H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

Oct 13th | Voter Research & Technology (Special Edition - Tuesday)
Richard DeMillo, Ph.D.
Chair - School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Tech
Richard Barke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Georgia Tech
Jerald Mitchell
President and CEO, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Amy Phuong
VP - Government Relations, Atlanta Hawks
Michael Chang
Senior Research Scientist; Deputy Director - Brooks Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Georgia Tech
Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


Oct 8th | DataWorks: Data for All
Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech
Cicely Garrett
Business Development Associate, DataWorks

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


Sept 24th | Macon-Bibb County - Smart Neighborhoods
Dr. Keith Moffett
County Manager, Macon-Bibb County
Carol Babcock
Director, Healthy Communities & Palliative Care, Navicent Health
Arthi Rao
Research Scientist, Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development, College of Design, Georgia Tech
 

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



Sept 17th | City of Milton - Technology-Enabled Smarter and Safer Routes to School
Michele McIntosh-Ross
Principal Planner, City of Milton
Shubha Jangam
Senior Planner, City of Milton
Kari Watkins, Ph.D.
Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Angshuman Guin, Ph.D.
Senior Research Engineer, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
 

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



Sept 10th | Columbus Consolidated Govt. - Smart Uptown
John Broom
Assistant Director, Information Technology Department, Columbus Consolidated Government
Scott Evans
GIS Coordinator, Columbus Consolidated Government
John Taylor, Ph.D.
Frederick Law Olmsted Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Neda Madi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and City Infrastructure Analytics Director, Network Dynamics Laboratory, Georgia Tech
 

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



Sept 3rd | City of Woodstock - Smart Woodstock Master Plan and Smart Corridor Study
Katie O'Connor, AICP
Project Lead, Sr. City Planner and Community Development, City of Woodstock
Ramachandra Sivakumar, GISP
Sr. Research Engineer, Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (CSPAV), Georgia Tech
Eric Lusher, AICP
Associate Principal, Director of Planning, Pond & Company
 

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



June 25th | Community Insights Incite Community Action

Clio Andris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of City & Regional Planning and Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
Tommy Pearce
Executive Director, Neighborhood Nexus
Moderator: Blaine Williams
City Manager, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

June 18th | Cybersecurity and privacy in the age of remote working

Brendan Saltaformaggio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
Tim Callan
Senior Fellow, Sectigo
Eric Toler
Executive Director, Georgia Cyber Center
Charlotte Nash
Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Moderator: Eric Lopez
Research Analyst, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording

June 11th | The Digital Divide During a Global Pandemic and Beyond
Danika Tynes, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Lisa Coleman, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University
Shelton Goode, Ph.D.
Owner, Icarus Consulting
Kalahn-Taylor Clark, MPH/PhD
Global Head, Patient Solutions, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
Moderator: Claire Angelle
Founder, Angelle Consulting

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording
 
June 4th | Democratizing Connectivity
Ada Gavrilovska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Computing and the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems, Georgia Tech
Ellen Zegura, DSc
Fleming Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
Julie Walker
State Librarian, Associate Vice Chancellor for Libraries, Georgia Public Library Service, University System of Georgia
Moderator: Sokwoo Rhee
Associate Director for CPS Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording
 

May 28th | Enabling Together Smarter Pandemic Supply Chain Readiness and Response
Benoit Montreuil, Ph.D.
Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Professor and Co-Director Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

Moderated by: Daniel Studdard, American Planning Association, Georgia Chapter

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording


May 21st | Post COVID-19 Expectations in Economic Development and Real Estate
Clifford A. Lipscomb, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech

Moderated by: Daniela Perry, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



May 14th | The Importance of Investing in Rural Transit in Georgia
Shatakshee Dhongde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Economics, Georgia Tech
Laurie Garrow, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Co-Director, Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility, Georgia Tech

Moderated by: Jarrod McCarthy and Paul Jarrell, Members of the Georgia Regional Commission

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording



May 7th | Soft Wearable Bioelectronics for Smart and Connected First Responders
W. Hong Yeo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, George w. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

Moderated by: Cynthia Curry, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording