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Xie Receives Smart 50 Award for Crime Big Data Analytics Project

Each year the Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. This year the awards recognized Yao Xie, assistant professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, for her work in developing an algorithm that finds connections between crime incidents.

IPaT Thursday Think Tank: What Connected Transportation Tech Means for Our Future

A podcast listening party and informal Q&A

Driverless cars and connected technology are making headlines across the country. What does this really mean for our future?

At this IPaT Thursday Think Tank, we’ll learn which metro Atlanta communities and companies are, at this moment, testing vehicles that drive themselves and installing “smart” infrastructure. Plus, we’ll look at the potential impact on the ways our communities are mapped, vehicle ownership, ethics, and equity. When tech advances, who benefits?

Smart Cities Dialogue: Building Inclusive Communities and Partnerships

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The term ‘smart cities’ was first used in its modern sense in the 1990s. Yet, as of today, no city around the globe can claim to have successfully integrated a holistic smart cities approach.

One explanation is that there has been a disconnect between smart cities technologies and the residents of the communities these technologies are supposed to serve. 

IPaT to Host 2014 People & Technology Forum Nov 11-12

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology hosts its annual People & Technology Forum on November 11-12, 2014 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.  The 2014 Forum will focus on “Connected Life” with keynotes and panel discussions providing thought-provoking discussions with insightful business leaders, brilliant researchers, and entrepreneurs examining how emerging technologies will shape the future of our society.

Keynotes this year include:

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