The GVU Center (formerly the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center) is an interdisciplinary teaching and research center that spans the Georgia Tech campus and includes many outside collaborators. The Center enables collaborative research that is often difficult to achieve in traditional academic and industrial settings. These unique combinations of research interests are the catalyst for significant insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of people and computation.

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  • Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet 

    Chetty, Marshini (2021-04-01)
    Imagine a world where the Internet caters to all types of users and hosts trustworthy content. Right now, this world seems far off for many reasons. For instance, this world would require us to think more broadly of user ...
  • MS-HCI Program | Recent Master’s Projects 

    Golino, Matt; Gupta, Nandita; Hill, Jordan (2021-03-25)
    Matt Golino: Meditation in VR: From Master's Project to Startup. I will talk about the journey of taking my MS-HCI master's project from idea, to research project, to implementation, to longitudinal study, to startup! I'll ...
  • The Future is Collectivism: Exploring Technology Co-Design From a Lens of Critical Design 

    Harrington, Christina (2021-03-18)
    The question of who gets to contribute to design futures and technology innovation is an important topic across design and computing fields. This conversation has grave implications for communities that often find themselves ...
  • Designing Not Knowing 

    Devendorf, Laura (2021-03-11)
    As a design researcher and educator working in human-computer interaction, I often find myself in the business of "empowering" students by teaching them design. As a professor, I write grant proposals that use the magic ...
  • 2020 Foley Scholar Award Winners 

    Byrne, Ceara; Ismail, Azra; Saha, Koustuv (2021-02-18)
    Ceara Byrne: Technology for Working and Service Dogs In the Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) lab, I create and study technologies that improve communication between working dogs, such as dogs trained for search and ...
  • Reclaiming the Internet: A Journey to Community-Held Cellular Infrastructure 

    Heimerl, Kurtis (2021-03-04)
    Mobile network operators (MNOs) are a critical component of today’s Internet access landscape. Originally borne of wireline voice telephony access, innovations in wireless data connectivity (such as GPRS and LTE) have ...
  • Bringing Narrative Authoring into Social Media 

    Madej, Krystina (2021-02-25)
    When social media is perceived only as a vehicle for posting personal history narratives the potential for using its affordances to create literary narratives is lost. We can use social media’s speculative spaces to both ...
  • Ignorance is Bliss: A Retrospective On My Career at Georgia Tech 

    Abowd, Gregory D. (2021-02-11)
    On July 15, 1994, I began my career on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Throughout my career, I have cherished the over half a dozen opportunities I have had to give GVU Brown Bag talks on various ...
  • From Tire Tracks to Subway Maps: How Computing Innovation Fuels US Industries 

    Mynatt, Elizabeth D. (2021-01-21)
    At the close of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report, Information Technology Innovation: Resurgence, Confluence, and Continuing Impact. As the chair of the report committee, ...
  • Designing Socio-technical Systems for Learning in the Third Place 

    Clegg, Tamara (2020-10-15)
    Oldenberg (1989) characterizes Third Places as the gathering places outside of home, work, and school where informal public life (e.g., friendship, laughter, light-heartedness, civic participation) develop dynamically. ...
  • Interrogating the Role of Belief in Technology Design and Use 

    Brock, André L. (2020-10-26)
    While STEM fields possess the capacity to analyze the technical and organizational properties of digital interfaces, services, and their associated user practices, they are underequipped to evaluate or interrogate the ...
  • Advances in Social Media Safety and Integrity 

    Kumar, Srijan (2020-09-17)
    The web enables people to interact with one another and shape opinion at an unprecedented speed and scale. However, the prevalence of disinformation and malicious users makes the web unsafe and unreliable. In this talk, I ...
  • Smart and Connected Soft Bioelectronics for Advancing Human Healthcare and Human-Machine Interfaces 

    Yeo, Woon-Hong (W. Hong) (2020-09-10)
    In this talk, Dr. Yeo will share the results of the fundamental study in soft materials, flexible mechanics, nanomanufacturing, and machine learning to develop soft electronics. In addition, he will talk about the details ...
  • Using digital technologies to support pandemic response on campus: A case study in the opportunities and challenges of WiFi 

    Abowd, Gregory D. (2020-08-27)
    Our campus operations were abruptly shut down on March 13, 2020 due to Covid-19, and the campus has not been the same ever since. This has impacted our educational and research mission at Georgia Tech. On the bright side, ...
  • GVU Center 2019 Annual Report 

    Preston, Joshua; Edwards, Keith; Hughes, Olivia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019)
    In 2019 the GVU Center launched exciting new initiatives designed to extend research capabilities and move into new focus areas. This report details some of the significant seed funding investments we have made, alongside ...
  • GVU/IPaT Research and Engagement Grants 

    Anderson, David; Beteul, Adam; Bosely, Brooke; Glass, Lelia; Levy, Laura M.; Morris, Susana; Mulvanity, Sean; Partridge, Andrew; Riedl, Mark; Sanford, Jon A.; Sullivan, Anne; Swarts, Matthew; Weigel, Emily (2020-03-05)
    The GVU Center and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), with additional support from GTRI support two separate types of grant proposals. Research Grants provide seed funding for new research collaborations, and ...
  • Human-Focused Reinforcement Learning 

    Brunskill, Emma (2020-02-27)
    There is increasing excitement about reinforcement learning--a subarea of machine learning for enabling an agent to learn to make good decisions. Yet numerous questions and challenges remain for reinforcement learning to ...
  • Twisted Topological Tangles or: the knot theory of knitting 

    Matsumoto, Elisabetta (2020-02-20)
    Imagine a 1D curve, then use it to fill a 2D manifold that covers an arbitrary 3D object – this computationally intensive materials challenge has been realized in the ancient technology known as knitting. This process for ...
  • Sustainable Campus Development - Why it Matters 

    Wertheimer, Howard S. (2020-02-13)
    Georgia Tech has been at the forefront of sustainability since its inception in the 1880's. This is evidenced by the fact that the original brick buildings on campus were made from indigenous Georgia red clay, and Grant ...
  • Rico and Beyond: A Mobile App Dataset for Interaction Mining and Machine Learning 

    Nichols, Jeffrey (2020-02-06)
    Rico is a publicly available dataset of user interfaces from 9.7k Android apps produced in a collaboration between Google and UIUC. The dataset contains screenshots, user interface hierarchies, and interaction traces from ...

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