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  • Design Strategies for Biocontainment Units: Creating Safer Environments 

    Matić, Zorana; Humphreys, Benton; DuBose, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-02-01)
    The SimTigrate Design Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology has engaged in research on the design of biocontainment units (BCU) for several years, from the perspectives of both healthcare worker safety and patient ...
  • Global Optimality Guarantees for Policy Gradient Methods 

    Russo, Daniel (2020-03-11)
    Policy gradients methods are perhaps the most widely used class of reinforcement learning algorithms. These methods apply to complex, poorly understood, control problems by performing stochastic gradient descent over a ...
  • Solving the Flickering Problem in Modern Convolutional Neural Networks 

    Sundaramoorthi, Ganesh (2020-02-12)
    Deep Learning has revolutionized the AI field. Despite this, there is much progress needed to deploy deep learning in safety critical applications (such as autonomous aircraft). This is because current deep learning ...
  • Delivery in the Age of the Shared Economy 

    Savelsbergh, Martin (2020-02-12)
    The success of on-demand platforms to obtain a ride, e.g., Uber and Lyft, which rely on crowd-sourced transportation capacity, has radically changed the view on the potential and benefits of crowd-sourced transportation ...
  • All of the Above: A Conversation About Higher Ed Admissions and Testing 

    Bello, Akil; Clark, Rick; Hernández, Diley; Selingo, Jeff; Turcotte, Heidi (2020-02-06)
    The panelists will share and explore the national landscape of standardized testing, as portrayed in "The Test & the Art of Thinking", and will share their own personal experiences with the intersection of standardized ...
  • The Local Character of Urban Air Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges 

    German, Brian J. (2020-01-15)
    Urban air mobility (UAM) with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is emerging as a promising aviation market for both cargo delivery and passenger travel. The rise of UAM is being driven by the convergence ...
  • Question Answering, Event Knowledge, and other NLP Stuff: Forays into Reuse, Decomposition, and Control in Neural NLP Models 

    Balasubramanian, Niranjan (2020-01-15)
    In this three-part talk, I will present some of our recent efforts that aim to control and adapt neural models to work more effectively in target applications. The first part will focus on how to repurpose a pre-trained ...
  • Learning to Optimize from Data: Faster, Better, and Guaranteed 

    Wang, Zhangyang (2019-11-20)
    Learning and optimization are closely related: state-of-the-art learning problems hinge on the sophisticated design of optimizers. On the other hand, the optimization cannot be considered as independent from data, since ...
  • The Data-Driven Analysis of Literature 

    Bamman, David (2019-11-15)
    Literary novels push the limits of natural language processing. While much work in NLP has been heavily optimized toward the narrow domains of news and Wikipedia, literary novels are an entirely different animal--the long, ...
  • Digital Transformation of Last-Mile Delivery 

    Ratliff, Donald (2019-11-13)
    Last-mile delivery (i.e., the delivery of merchandise to a store or end user), is a prime target for digital transformation. It is the most expensive and fastest growing leg of the supply chain and often the most critical ...
  • A Discussion on Fairness in Machine Learning with Georgia Tech Faculty 

    Cummings, Rachel; Desai, Devan; Gupta, Swati; Hoffman, Judy (2019-11-06)
    Fairness in machine learning and artificial intelligence is a hot, and important topic in tech today. Join Georgia Tech faculty members Judy Hoffman, Rachel Cummings, Deven Desai, and Swati Gupta for a panel discussion on ...
  • Bringing Intelligent Supply Chain to Life: Practical Paths on Azure 

    Duggar, Keith (2019-10-23)
    Though building a Connected Intelligent Supply Chain can seem daunting, we say Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast. To that end, the Microsoft Azure ecosystem provides platforms, products, and services to accelerate incremental ...
  • NLP Approaches to Campaign Classification 

    Ahmed, Muhammed (2019-10-17)
    Mailchimp is the world's largest marketing automation platform. Over a billion emails are sent by it every day, which raises the question: what exactly are users sending? We'll do a deep dive into the natural language ...
  • Project Management Profession – its Roots, Growth, and Future 

    Snyder, Jim (2019-09-09)
    The World of Project Oriented Work – From 1960 to 2019, History of PMI and Georgia Tech's Role, A Celebration of 50 Years, The Changing World of Managing Projects
  • The Geometry of Community Detection via the MMSE Matrix 

    Reeves, Galen (2019-09-04)
    The information-theoretic limits of community detection have been studied extensively for network models with high levels of symmetry or homogeneity. In this talk, Reeves will present a new approach that applies to a broader ...
  • Quantitative Methods in Health and Humanitarian Systems 

    Keskinocak, Pinar (2019-08-28)
    There are numerous opportunities in utilizing quantitative methods in health and humanitarian systems. There are often limited resources and multiple stakeholders in these settings, and efficient and effective decision-making ...
  • Older Adults’ Perceptions of Supporting Factors of Trust in a Robot Care Provider 

    Stuck, Rachel E.; Rogers, Wendy A. (Hindawi, 2018)
    The older adult population is increasing worldwide, leading to an increased need for care providers. An insufficient number of professional caregivers will lead to a demand for robot care providers to mitigate this need. ...
  • Analysis Of The Effect Of A Rear Wall Grab Bar Configuration On The Fall Risk Associated With Toilet Transfers In Older Adults With Mobility Impairment 

    Sanath, Achyuthkumar A.; Mahajan, Harshal P.; Gonzalez, Elena; Sanford, Jon A.; Fain, W. Brad (RESNA/NCART, 2016)
    Twenty-three older adults were recruited for a two-hour in-home study. As a part of the process, the researchers asked questions regarding their process for toilet transfer, asked to provide ratings about toilet transfer ...
  • Closing the Capacity-Ability Gap: Using Technology to Support Aging With Disability 

    Mitzner, Tracy L.; Sanford, Jon A.; Rogers, Wendy A. (Gerontological Society of America, 2018)
    There is a critical need to develop supports for older adults who have a wide range of abilities, including those aging with long-term impairments. Without appropriate support, many individuals will be functioning below ...
  • SmartBathroom: Developing a smart environment to study bathroom transfers 

    Jones, Brian D.; Pandey, Shiva; Presti, Peter; Taylor, Russell; Natarajan, Prasanna; Mahajan, Shambhavi; Mahajan, Harshal P.; Sanford, Jon A. (RESNA, 2017)
    Individuals’ functional abilities change over time; they increase and then decrease over the lifespan, and in some they may fluctuate over the course of a day. While these fluctuations may not impact one’s ability to ...

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