July 29, 2021

NSF investing $20 million in Georgia-led effort to transform online education for adults

Project centers on artificial intelligence; new National Institute in AI to be headquartered at Georgia Tech


The National Science Foundation announced today that it is investing $20 million in a collaborative effort to leverage artificial intelligence to transform adult learning in STEM fields. 

Led by the Georgia Research Alliance, the effort unites experts in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive science, learning science and education from Arizona State University, Boeing, Drexel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Harvard University, IBM, IMS Global, Technical College System of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Wiley. 

The NSF grant will establish the NSF AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (ALOE) to be headquartered at Georgia Tech, one of 11 NSF AI research institutes announced today. 

The ALOE Institute will develop new AI theories and techniques as well as new models of lifelong learning, and evaluate their effectiveness at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, multiple colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), as well as with corporate partners IBM, Boeing and Wiley.

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July 22, 2021

Next chapter on a national stage

An appreciation of GRA Eminent Scholar Susan Margulies

The impact a scientist makes sometimes transcends that scientist’s field of study. This is the case with Susan Margulies.

We learned this month that the National Science Foundation has tapped Susan, a GRA Eminent Scholar at Emory and Georgia Tech, to lead its Directorate of Engineering. Susan is an accomplished biomedical engineer, acclaimed for developing new methods to diagnose and evaluate traumatic brain injuries in children and making advances in the use of ventilators for treatment.

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July 14, 2021

Larry Heck Appointed as Georgia Tech’s Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Pioneer in AI-driven speech and language processing returns to alma mater after longtime career in industry

Larry Heck will join the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) on August 15thas a Professor, Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer Chair and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. Having earned M.S. and Ph.D.

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