Brown Bag Seminars at the GVU Center.

Recent Submissions

  • 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/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 ...
  • How Technologies... Are Already Changing Lives 

    Wolfangel, Eva (2020-01-30)
    Science journalist Eva Wolfangel has specialized in investigating the effects of future technologies on society - by accompanying people who already make intensive use of these technologies today. She spent weeks under a ...
  • Foley Scholars 

    Hong, Matthew K.; Martin, Lara J.; Wall, Emily (2020-01-23)
    Matthew K. Hong: "Personalizing Health Management Through Human-Centered Data Augmentation" During complex chronic treatment, adolescent patients (ages 10-19) must communicate all illness needs to the care team so they can ...
  • Serious Topics in Children's Digital Games 

    Madej, Krystina (2020-01-16)
    Games are an important form of play. While games are played by all age groups, for children, play and games are fundamental to learning and, for them, all play is serious. Serious games, which have become a prevalent game ...
  • Computing, Ethics and the Public Interest - What does this even mean? 

    Pham, Kathy (2019-11-21)
    The talk will range from ethics and responsibility in computer science, to honoring expertise across disciplines, to applying computer science and engineering skills to the civic and public sector. Georgia Tech and the ...
  • The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities 

    Kloeckl, Kristian (2019-11-14)
    The built environment in today’s hybrid cities is changing radically. The pervasiveness of networked mobile and embedded devices has transformed a predominantly stable background for human activity into spaces that have a ...
  • Supporting Craft with Parametric Design Techniques 

    Marks, Lisa (2019-11-07)
    As industrial design continues to embrace digital manufacturing, we are in constant danger of losing the culturally indicative crafts that express individual cultures. As global wealth inequality grows, can we create low ...
  • Disney Animation: Story and Technology 

    Madej, Krystina (2019-10-24)
    Walt Disney is described variously as an American entrepreneur, a film producer, a pioneer of the American animation industry, the founder of the theme park industry. Public perception of him is of a filmmaker with an ...
  • Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing 

    Oh, HyunJoo (2019-10-31)
    Look around at some of the familiar objects and materials in your surroundings. These things can be transformed. By combining everyday materials with computing, we can extend and reimagine their expressive and functional ...
  • All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society 

    Loukissas, Yanni (2019-10-17)
    In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, Yanni Loukissas argues in All Data Are Local, we should approach data sets with an awareness that data are created by humans and their ...
  • Designing Human Machine Interfaces in Future Vehicles 

    Wang, Wei (2019-10-10)
    Digital technologies have increasingly begun to permeate the driving experience in recent years to support continually increasing information and cognitive needs associated with driving and non-driving activities in the ...
  • Materialized AI: Robotic Morphing Matter 

    Yao, Lining (2019-10-03)
    Morphing matter harnesses the programmability in material structures and compositions to achieve transformative behaviors and integrates sensing, actuation, and computation to create adaptive and responsive material systems. ...

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