Synergy with Georgia Tech

GTRI and Georgia Tech: Real Support - Real Collaboration

GTRI is the largest research entity at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and has developed a reputation as one of the world's premier university-based applied research and development organizations. GTRI's existence is a necessary and enabling component of Georgia Tech's rise as a leading 21st century technological research university.

When customers work with GTRI, they get much more than the world-class expertise and experience of a leading research and development organization. They also open the door to the vast intellectual resources of one of America's leading research universities.

GTRI and Georgia Tech are world-class institutions that combine the best of both applied and basic research to solve the innovation equation on behalf of clients. This combination provides unsurpassed expertise, capabilities and know-how in solving some of the toughest problems facing government and industry.

Supporting our University:

  • GTRI is the largest employer of Georgia Tech stu­dents, hiring more than 350 each year. Georgia Tech has the largest voluntary cooperative educa­tion program of any university in the nation.
  • More than forty-one GTRI researchers hold joint appoint­ments with Georgia Tech's academic colleges.
  • GTRI scientists and engineers teach more than half of the courses offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education, including a new Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering created in collaboration with the Georgia Tech College of Engineering.
  • GTRI researchers hold top-level university leader­ship positions as chairperson and secretary of the Georgia Tech Faculty Council.
  • GTRI has developed a new philanthropically fund­ed applied studies program for undergraduate students.

Collaborating with Academic Colleagues:

  • GTRI operates a number of multidisciplinary re­search centers that facilitate research collaboration with Georgia Tech's academic col­leges. They include the new Georgia Tech Quantum Institute, as well as the Center for Collaborative Sys­tems Engineering - which has attracted more than $4 million in new sponsored research programs for the College of Engineering and includes a new se­cure research facility funded by GTRI.
  • Advances in robotics, "serious gaming" and machine learning are being explored by GTRI in collaboration with the Georgia Tech College of Computing.
  • Georgia Tech's School of Applied Physiology is working with GTRI researchers to redesign and test a system for assessing injury risk due to motion and posture in food processing operations.
  • The Socially Intelligent Machines Lab in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing has teamed with GTRI to develop a robot that uses facial expres­sions to enhance human-robot interaction.
  • Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering is working with GTRI on projects related to advanced wind turbine development.
  • Georgia Tech's Aerospace Systems Design Labora­tory is working with GTRI to establish a collaborative visualization environment (CoVE) for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Georgia Tech's Schools of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Comput­er Engineering are collaborating with GTRI - as well as three other universities - to research and devel­op adaptive flow control strategies for application to small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • Cutting-edge wireless captioning devices are be­ing developed for the hearing impaired by GTRI researchers in collaboration with professors from Georgia Tech's Mobility Rehabilitation and Engi­neering Research Center.
  • Enhancing homeland security by designing high-tech shipping containers equipped with the latest sensors to identify security breaches is the focus of work being done through a collaboration of Geor­gia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engi­neering and GTRI.