Research Facilities

Protected Health Data Infrastructure

The capabilities of the PHDI allow researchers to streamline data acquisition and operations for projects with personal and healthcare information (PII and PHI) compliance and contractual requirements. PHDI is a OneGT effort supporting researchers in any college or GTRI division, and is co-operated by IPaT and GTRI staff, with operation ties to OIT, GTRC, GT-Legal, and IT support in home departments. PHDI is designed to streamline data acquisition and handling and hosting projects which would otherwise not be able to support or quickly ramp up standalone infrastructures and operations. Contact: phdi@gatech.edu

Research Server and Data Infrastructure

IPaT operates a variety Research Server and Data Infrastructure resources to support research and academic activities and facilities including specialized category 1, 2 & 3 research. These resources are supported in partnership with RNOC and IMTC, as well as other campus units. Contact: ipat-ro@lists.gatech.edu

Development, Prototyping, Demonstrations, and Installations & Technical Support for Research

Researchers in IPaT provide expertise necessary to execute a wide variety research projects across campus. Expertise includes IMTC with design and development experience in Augmented Reality, Design Research, Digital Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Game Design, Healthcare Services, Interaction Design and Software Engineering, and RNOC which accelerates innovation in networking, computing, sensing, mobility and convergence by enabling communities of collaboration.

IPaT partners with GTRC to offer access to App Stores for the distribution of paid and free mobile applications and services and their associated development tools and resources to all members of the research, academic, and enterprise community while protecting GT through branding and identity, intellectual property, data handling, export control, quality assurance, and maintenance and support guidelines and controls.

The Aware Home serves the needs of the researchers, students, sponsors and community partners in many ways, providing an accessible space for experimenting with invasive instrumentation and installations, conducting controlled studies and user observations, evaluating products and services, and providing education and training, as well as in-situ meeting, ideation, and demonstration space. The broader research initiative couples the Home with additional facilities including Brain Health at Emory University, the Homelab testbed for user studies, and the Child Study Lab.

RNOC operates a Lending Library available to the Georgia Tech community. Operation of the Lending Library is made possible through the center’s research activities and the support of our industry and community partners including AT&T and Verizon.  These resources support a wide range of academic and innovation activities including class projects, mobile and IoT development, experiments, field work, and user studies; participation in competitions and hackathons (including the CIC), as well as a variety of community engagement and research activities.

Labs and Collaboration Spaces

IPaT maintains a variety of laboratory spaces in TSRB, Centergy, and 828 West Peachtree in support of the facilities above, proposal development, events and activities, and external relationship management.