About IPaT

IPaT Overview

Empowering People Through Human-Centered Technologies

At the Institute for People & Technology (IPaT), we connect Georgia Tech researchers and a network of industry, government and nonprofit partners to create game-changing ideas and new technologies that drive economic growth and empower people.

Everyday, our interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, system scientists, and engineers collaborate with doctors, designers, teachers, government officials, architects and others to change our community and our world. Through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects, we tackle and solve society’s most pressing problems.

IPaT focuses on five main areas of research: health, media, education, humanitarian systems and enterprise transformation. We maximize the impact of our research through a “3T” approach:

IPaT Highlights:


IPaT Hosts 3rd Annual Faculty Research Retreat, over 100 faculty in attendance

Four weeks to put together Building the Foundation for Community Innovation Symposium

IPaT Town Hall 2015 – most attended so far

Convergence Innovation Competition 2015

IPaT Office Hours – 20+ interviews with faculty in two weeks

Partnership with Sharecare

2015 Pediatric Research Center Pilot Grants announced


People & Technology Forum  2014 focused on “Connected Life,” Verizon announces multi-year partnership with GT at the event

Georgia Tech’s Wearable Computing Center launched

IPaT hosts Czech Technology Days at GT to foster international collaboration

Tennenbaum Institute runs first ever workshop on Healthcare Transformation Through Analytics, faculty from all major medical schools in GA participate

IPaT and GTRI organize Educator Showcase for GA teachers to share how they are integrating technology in their classrooms

Convergence Innovation Competition expands to include GT-Lorraine, France

IPaT organizes Mobile Storytelling Workshop and Hackathon

IPaT hosts first Google Glass Design Spring at Georgia Tech


People & Technology Forum  2013, focused on “The Future of Being Human,” features wearable technology pioneers Thad Starner and Babak Parviz

Interactive Media Technology Center receives Verizon Foundation Augmented Reality Grant to support K-12 youth STEM education

IPaT and Midtown Alliance join to build a living lab in Midtown

More than hundred students built applications in IPaT-RNOC Convergence Innovation Competition, over $500k raised in industry sponsorship

IPaT only academic institution to present at HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

Tennenbaum Institute hosts first International Enterprise Transformation Workshop

Georgia Tech and Children’s Healthcare receive 2013 Deal of the Year Award

IPaT Releases Media Outlook 2013


IPaT builds partnership with Georgia Department of Community Health

IPaT’s People & Technology Forum 2012 attracts more than 250 attendees

IPaT supports Computing + Journalism Symposium

First Georgia Tech/ CDC seed grants

IPaT launches GT Journey

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech announce a $20 million research partnership

Home Lab launch

IPaT HQ settles in 6th floor Centergy

IPaT exhibits for the first time GT research at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

SimTigrate Design Lab launch


IPaT releases Future Media Outlook 2012

IPaT hosts 3-day Future Media Fest

Georgia Tech and IBM partner for One Million Healthy Children

IPaT researchers present at 2011 World Economic Forum in Dalian, China

IPaT hosts GT/IEEE Industry Roundtable series

First Town Hall meeting

IPaT launch on February 1, 2011