Four IAC faculty members were presented with awards during the 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Georgia Tech Research Corporation. The awards were presented for Excellence in Research, Industry Engagement, and Technology Transfer.
The following awards were presented to IAC faculty:
Big Data Award
Alan L. Porter, Professor Emeritus, Schools of Public Policy and Industrial & Systems Engineering
The Big Data Award recognizes a Georgia Tech researcher or research group that has successfully established a strong research relationship with industry and commercialized technology for the management and application of large complex datasets to solve problems in society and industry and, in so doing, developed new tools and methods for capture, storage, analysis, searching and visualization of information.
People and Technology Award
Michael L. Best, Associate Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing; Editor-in- Chief, Information Technologies & International Development
The People and Technology Award honors the efforts of Georgia Tech researchers whose pursuit of research in the interaction between humans and technology demonstrates a transformative societal impact in improving the human condition.
Public Service, Leadership, and Policy Award
Dan Breznitz, Associate Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
The Public Service, Leadership, and Policy Award recognized a Georgia Tech researcher or research group that has made a significant contribution to the study of innovation and policies that promote and sustain research for public benefit.
Innovation in Literature and Communication Award
Thomas N. Lux, Professor, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture; Founder and Director of Poetry@Tech
The Innovation in Literature and Communication Award is given in recognition for innovation in communication and literature in science, engineering, and technology.
The Gala Celebration Honoring Innovators and Inventors & GTRC for 75 years of Service to Georgia Tech Faculty took place December 12, 2011 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom.