Centers, Institutes and Initiatives

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The centers and initiatives below are affiliated with the School of Interactive Computing.


GVU Center
The GVU Center at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary research center encompassing multiple colleges at Georgia Tech as well as external collaborators. GVU focuses on unlocking and amplifying human potential through technical innovation in computing technologies. The faculty and students associated with GVU bring expertise ranging from science and engineering to the humanities and design. Deep collaboration between these diverse domains enables the GVU Center to engage in research that would otherwise be difficult to achieve in traditional academic and industrial settings.

Center for Machine Learning @ Georgia Tech (ML@GT)

Machine learning aims to produce machines that can learn from their experiences and make predictions based on those experiences and other data they have analyzed. The Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary research center that is both a home for thought leaders and a training ground for the next generation of pioneers.

Affiliated Research Institutes

Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics and Intelligence Machines
Launched in 2013, the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) is a Georgia Tech interdisciplinary research institute built upon the foundational work developed over the previous seven years in the former Robotics & Intelligent Machines Center at Georgia Tech. Led by School of Interactive Computing Distinguished Professor and KUKA Chair of Robotics Henrik Christensen, IRIM continues the tradition of designing the next generation of robotics technology and helping to prepare robotics students to be impactful contributors upon entering the high-tech workforce.

Institute for People & Technology
The Institute for People & Technology (IPaT) helps Georgia Tech researchers and a network of industry, government, and nonprofit partners create game-changing ideas and new technologies that drive economic growth and empower people. Interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, system scientists, and engineers collaborate with doctors, designers, teachers, government officials, architects, and many others to change our community and our world. Through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects, IPaT tackles and solves society’s most pressing problems.


Aware Home Research Initiative

The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) is an interdisciplinary research endeavor that addresses challenges facing the future of domestic technologies. A unique and critical resource in this activity is the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute Residential Laboratory, a three-story, 5040-square-foot home that functions as a living laboratory for interdisciplinary design, development, and evaluation.

NSF Expeditions in Computational Behavior Science

Developing novel computational methods for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children and adults during face-to-face social interactions.