Platforms and Services for Socio-Technical Systems

Platforms and Services for Socio-Technical Systems

Through our socio-technical systems research, IPaT is merging physical and digital worlds with complex data analytic and communication capabilities. We are building new network infrastructure technologies with the goal of creating connected systems that support communities. IPaT is also leveraging the wealth of expertise across Georgia Tech's colleges and schools, as well as partner institutions, to understand and enable fundamental change of complex enterprise systems.


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Social Media & The Decontextualization and Appropriation of African-American Vernacular English
Social Media & The Decontextualization and Appropriation of African-American Vernacular English
Access granted by social media has been used to decontextualize and appropriate linguistic cultural artifacts, specifically, African American Vernacular English (AAVE). The purpose of this research is to investigate how social media affords for the...

Intelligent Biologically Inspired Design
Intelligent Biologically Inspired Design
Engineers are interested in solving some practical problem, such as capturing water vapor in arid regions. They intend to use biological analogs as a source of inspiration. Doing so, however, raises several problems. First, the biological literature...

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Examinator: A Plagiarism Detection Tool for Take-Home Exams
Examinator automatically compares pairs of take-home exams to select which should be manually checked for plagiarism.

The Liar's Dividend: The Impact of Deepfakes and Fake News on Politician Support and Trust in Media
The Liar's Dividend: The Impact of Deepfakes and Fake News on Politician Support and Trust in Media
While previous work has addressed the direct effects of misinformation, we propose to study the phenomenon of misinformation about misinformation, or politicians ``crying wolf'' over fake news. We argue that strategic and false allegations that...

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Hate Speech and Disinformation in Myanmar 2020 Election
Tracking Hate Speech and Disinformation in the Upcoming Myanmar 2020 Election

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY The Scientific Way of Thinking using VERA - Part 2
Virtual Ecological Research Assistant (VERA)
Accelerating scientific discovery using AI technologies.

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Intelligent Biologically Inspired Design
Engineers are interested in solving some practical problem, such as capturing water vapor in arid regions. They intend to use biological analogs as a source of inspiration. Doing so, however, raises several problems. First, the biological literature...

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IMUTube: Automatic Extraction of Virtual on-body Accelerometry from Video for Human Activity Recognition
The lack of large-scale, labeled data sets impedes progress in developing robust and generalized predictive models for on-body sensor-based human activity recognition (HAR). Labeled data in human activity recognition is scarce and hard to come by,...

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Shape Machine
Shape Machine is a new computational technology that fundamentally redefines the way shapes are represented, indexed, queried and operated upon. The technology solves the problem of shape matching in vector graphics for lines and arcs and for the...

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Smart Solutions on the Georgia Coast
The Smart Sea Level Sensors project is a partnership between Chatham Emergency Management Agency officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech scientists and engineers who are working together to install a network of internet-enabled sea...

Visual Thinking in Autism
Intelligent agents, visual perception and cognition
Visual analogies on intelligence tests.

VERA - The Virtual Ecological Research Assistant
Virtual Ecological Research Assistant (VERA)
Accelerating scientific discovery using AI technologies.

Unleashing the Power of Learning through Jill Watson
A Tool for Building Interactive Agents: Agent Smith
As part of the Jill Watson Suite of Tools for Education, Agent Smith enable anyone to build their own agents.

Using AI to understand the spread of COVID-19
Virtual Ecological Research Assistant (VERA)
Using AI to understand the spread of COVID-19 is part of accelerating scientific discovery using AI technologies.

Virtual Teaching Assistant: Jill Watson
Virtual Teaching Assistant: Jill Watson
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discussing "Jill Watson" (an AI teaching assistant) with Dr. Ashok Goel. It has been said that Jill Watson is the most famous teaching assistant in the world. Jill's origin actually is quite humble. She was conceived in summer...

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Virtual Teaching Assistant: Jill Watson
A human teaching assistant discusses "Jill Watson" (an AI teaching assistant). It has been said that Jill Watson is the most famous teaching assistant in the world. Jill's origin actually is quite humble. She was conceived in summer 2015 with the...

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Pueblo Connect: Expanding Internet Access Content Relevance in Tribal Communities
The Pueblo Connect project is focused on investigating methods for measuring cellular connectivity in rural areas and, more broadly, increasing access to the internet in rural and indigenous communities.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Symbiosis
Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Symbiosis
We're using a revolutionary new approach to optimizing the process of order picking. Contrary to traditional methods, we want to use smart head-worn displays (HWDs) to enable our users to detect and correct errors during order picking in real-time,...

A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
Improving the well-being of people with mental illness requires not only clinical treatment but also social support. This research examines how major life transitions around mental illnesses are exhibited on social media and how social and clinical...

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Convergence Innovation Competition
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a unique competition open to all Georgia Tech students and is run in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each year the categories in the CIC are defined by our Industry partners who provide mentorship...

Air Quality Data
Designing a Contextualized Educational Tool for Multi-Pollutant Air Quality Data
Most public sources reporting air quality data either present the value without sufficient supports for deeper exploration of multiple pollutants or are robust data repositories that are too technical to be accessible to non-scientific audiences....

In-Home Technology to Understand Mild Cognitive Impairment
In-Home Technology to Understand Mild Cognitive Impairment
As part of the Cognitive Empowerment Program, our team in the Everyday Computing Lab uses in-home technology to learn more about Mild Cognitive Impairment and how it affects adults.

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OptoSense: Ubiquitous Self-Powered Imaging Surface
OptoSense is a ubiquitous Imaging Surface which conforms to everyday objects, harvests energy from ambient light, and senses a variety of human activities without compromising privacy. By leveraging organic semiconductor (OSC) optoelectronics with...

Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
Social Media Reveals Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

These Gloves Hack Your Brain
Passive Haptic Rehabilitation: Improve Sensation and Dexterity after Traumatic Injury Using Wearables
Our Passive Haptic Learning gloves teach the "muscle memory" of how to play piano melodies without the learner's active attention. These gloves can also help wearers recover sensation in their hands after a traumatic event, such as a partial spinal...

Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Georgia Tech is developing two online tools to help employees with disabilities and their employers figure out what types of accommodations (e.g., assistive technologies, strategies, universal features) might help them perform their jobs. Work...

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Helping children with dyslexia read faster using Augmented Reality
Augmenta11y is an Augmented Reality (AR) app that helps people with learning disabilities like dyslexia easily read textual material in the real world using their smartphones and tablets. By giving users customizable font styles, background colors,...

Medication Management
Medication Management for Older Adults with MCI Using Conversational Assistants
We aim to understand how conversational agents such as the Google Home can be used to help members with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners in adhering to their medication routines with the help of scheduling features of the Google...

Using VR to test UI prototypes with environmental cues
Using VR to test UI prototypes with environmental cues
The purpose of this project is to validate the following research question: Would testing UI prototypes in a simulated virtual reality environment provide a better experience to testing in a usability lab setting? Better experience‚ is defined as...

CopyCat: Helping Young Deaf Children Acquire Language Skills Using Sign Language Recognition
CopyCat: Helping Young Deaf Children Acquire Language Skills Using Sign Language Recognition
CopyCat and PopSign are two games that help deaf children and their parents acquire language skills in American Sign Language. 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and most of those parents never learn enough sign language to teach...

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Ambient Alerting
No matter what age we are, we have likely forgotten to turn off the stove or oven, iron, heater or even water. Forgetfulness can lead to serious events that may result in costly damage to the home or even injury or death. Older adults are more prone...

Cognitive AR: Manipulating Augmented Reality to Support Learning and Work
Cognitive AR: Manipulating Augmented Reality to Support Learning and Work
Utilizing augmented reality to support workers and trainees in the performance of complex cognitive and motor tasks.

Helping Non-Native English Speaking Students in the States Learn English
Helping Non-Native English Speaking Students in the States Learn English
This is an ongoing MSHCI master project. With this project, we want to understand problems non-native English speaking students have studying in the states and develop new solutions to address these problems.

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Elementary Student Adjustment Tracker
A platform that allows teachers, counselors and parents to follow student's adjustment behaviors.

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An Accessible Tool for Exploring Coal Pollution Data
This project, the winner of the 2020 EmPOWER Air Data Challenge from the US EPA creates an online tool for exploring relationships between coal power plant emissions, wind currents, and local health impacts. 

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An Online Platform for Career Related Mentorship for Graduate Students
Seeking mentorship and advice is a key activity in a graduate student’s career development, specifically when transitioning from academia, and looking for job opportunities. While multiple sources of career-related information are available to...

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Audo: A Sound-Based Virtual Coworking Space
Before the onset of the pandemic, we used to be able to visit public places, like library and cafes, where we could work and enjoy the atmosphere of having others around. But then the pandemic hit, and with it came remote work where many were forced...

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ChoreKit: a mobile app helps manage all aspects of a household efficiently and delightfully
The problem: There’s an uneven distribution of time and effort every family member devotes in doing chores. Usually there’s one person, usually women, in each household that naturally take on more responsibility in managing the household, even...

Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
We designed and evaluated a mobile user interface of a community-based support network platform for young female athletes.

Connecting Social Media Influencers and Small Business Owners
Connecting Social Media Influencers and Small Business Owners
Providing a platform for social media influencers and small business owners to foster a better connection and collaboration.

Crossroads: Transgender Education for Greek GT Students
Crossroads: Transgender Education for Greek GT Students
Our project develops a mobile teaching tool for cisgender Greek fellows/allies that promotes empathy-building in relation to their transgender and nonbinary peers. The tool aims towards the cisgender members of Greek life on Georgia Tech's campus....

Design Systems In OIT
Design Systems In OIT
This project is centered around Georgia Tech's IT Service Management Platform. The problem space revolves around inconsistencies in knowledge articles. My solution was a design system tailored for an audience with low technical expertise.

Conversational AI tool for Mental Health in First Responders
Designing a Conversational AI tool for Mental Health in First Responders
Problem Statement: First Responders struggle more with mental health than the average group due to compound stress. The Process: Initial Research, Ride-alongs, Affinity Mapping, Mock-ups, Codesign, Storyboards, prototypes, user validation and...

Developing a K-2 Remote Art Education Platform
Developing a K-2 Remote Art Education Platform
This study will be focused on studying and developing teaching and technological supports to facilitate remote art instruction and art museum exhibits in K-2 education.

Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Working with Welcoming Atlanta, part of The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to develop and a responsive iPad application that streamlines organizational knowledge.

Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
PostArt is a simple, easy-to-use tool for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment to create digital postcards for family and friends. In addition to creating, they can share and view postcards created by other members. The goal of PostArt is to...

Gmail Inbox Assistant
Gmail Inbox Assistant
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the design of a system to help people manage email overload. The system visualizes data of addresses sending emails to the user’s Gmail account, and allows the user to block or filter messages from listed...

Mapping the Landscape of COVID-19 Crisis Visualizations
Mapping the Landscape of COVID-19 Crisis Visualizations
In response to COVID-19, a vast number of visualizations have been created to communicate information to the public. Information exposure in a public health crisis can impact people's attitudes towards and responses to the crisis and risks, and...

Mi Casa Mis Derechos
Mi Casa Mis Derechos: A mobile narrative site for tenant education
Tenants facing eviction often approach Welcoming Atlanta (WA) when it is too late: they reach out when the eviction is already ongoing, they have already relocated, or rent interest is already accruing to large sums. Aside from emergency action,...

Reflecting on Ethics Through Interactive Gameplay
Reflecting on Ethics Through Interactive Gameplay
An interactive fiction game, looking at the labor dynamics in a clothes factory, one of the first factories to be set up in the U.S.

Speech on Twitter - Evaluation, Intervention and Solutions
Speech on Twitter - Evaluation, Intervention and Solutions
In this project, I designed and developed a research dashboard for researchers to better understand Speech on Twitter. Through extensive user research, I understand user pain points and identified key values. Based on this, I designed and developed...

Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes models of healthcare to rapidly shift and as it introduces widespread economic and social stressors, there is a vital need for innovations that help expecting women and new mothers manage their mental health. We take...

The STEAM Playground: An Educational Home Experience
The STEAM Playground: An Educational Home Experience
The STEAM Playground is an augmented reality fraction learning experience with storytelling and tangible artifacts. With help from the Georgia Department of Education, we pinpointed student issues with learning and comprehending fractions and...

Understanding the Sociotechnical Infrastructure of CBOs During Community Stressors
Understanding the Sociotechnical Infrastructure of CBOs During Community Stressors
COVID-19 and recent racial injustices like the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have highlighted the importance of social ties. Amidst the viral pandemic, many have socially distanced themselves from their...

Insights: A Productivity Evaluation Tool
Insights: A Productivity Evaluation Tool
We were inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, in which a lot of people work remotely or design their own work schedules. While flexibility is good, it is also accompanied by people being unsure of their actual productivity. So we wanted to help...

The emPrize project - Agent Smith
The emPrize project - Agent Smith
As part of the Jill Watson Suite of Tools for Education, Agent Smith enable anyone to build their own agents.