Ed Price is the Director of Research Partnerships and Development with the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), and the Director and a founder of the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) at Georgia Tech. Ed has been with IMTC since its inception in 1989, and became a Research Engineer in the center in 1991, the same year he graduated from Georgia Tech. He has been in a leadership role in the center since 1994. He has led numerous research projects during his career at GT, including work on new media, wireless technology, and user interfaces, If one were to pick Ed’s three most influential research projects, it would probably be the interactive video systems used as part of Atlanta’s successful Olympic bid; his work developing the first IP-based home telemedicine system with full motion video in 1995; and the development of the audio search technology spun off to Nexidia, Inc. Ed also has a passion for the use of new media technology in the arts, and has done numerous projects with leading Museums and other cultural groups in Atlanta and around the US.
Ed holds a number of patents, including six in phonetic wordspotting as well as others in telemedicine networks. He has been involved in a number of commercialization efforts throughout his career. Ed is also the US Representative from ANSI to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC35, the international standards body on User Interfaces. He has been a speaker or keynote speaker at numerous conferences and events in the US and abroad. In addition to his academic work, Ed has done consulting work with a number of large companies including Raytheon, IBM, Boeing, Thomson, AT&T, and Ford.