Dear GT Computing colleagues,
One of the great pleasures of being here is watching our colleagues find new ways to use computing to solve problems. This is especially true right now when the problem in question is a pandemic, and the solutions can positively impact every single person on the planet.
As such, I am proud to say that our faculty, staff, and students have risen to the challenge. I have spoken before about Covid research in the College of Computing, but new projects continually arise… as tends to happen when you have a world-class research community. I’d love to take some time today to recognize some of these efforts:
- B. Aditya Prakash (CSE) is heading up an NSF-funded project using data to improve Covid-19 surveillance techniques, namely testing and contact tracing. Prakash and Ph.D. student Alexander Rodriguez are also leading a Covid-19 forecasting project for the CDC.
- Clio Andris (joint appointment IC) collaborated with other Georgia Tech researchers to build an interactive dashboard that calculates the county-level risk of attending an event with someone actively infected with Covid-19.
- A team of student entrepreneurs, including second-year CS student Tillson Galloway, developed instructions for creating a DIY combination face shield and face mask from common household materials.
Please join me in thanking these folks for their contributions. Our community is making a difference in an environment of chaos, and I think we can all feel good about that.
Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
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Solving Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WczljwhNGHI
Proud to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjXp4KTTY8
Improving Covid-19 surveillance: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/637102/scientists-collaborating-new-data-driven-approach-covid-19-intervention
Covid-10 forecasting: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/635849/forecasting-covid-19-pandemic-united-states
Students designing masks: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/635837/hybrid-mask-easy-make-and-helps-prevent-disease-sprea