About the Institute for People and Technology
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and nonprofit leaders with Georgia Tech researchers to maximize the societal impact of the Institute's research in Lifelong Health and Well-Being, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Platforms and Services for Socio-Technical Systems, and Shaping the Human Technology Frontier - whether that research is related to a transformative healthcare solution, approaches for community engagement and digital civics, platforms for optimizing public and private transportation, tools for evidence-based policy making, or cutting edge assistive and wearable technology. For us, success is defined through the expansion of fundamental knowledge and the integration of research results from the lab to real world use.
We maximize the impact of our research through a "3T" approach:
IPaT Vision Statement
Shaping the future of human-centered systems, environments and technologies to promote fulfilling, healthy and productive lives.
IPaT Mission Statement
Catalyze interdisciplinary research between faculty, students, and industry.
Provide the continuity and capacity to address societal challenges.
Advocate for socio-technical change that improves the human condition.
Educate human-centered engineers, scientists, designers, business leaders, and policy makers.
IPaT Core Values
As an institution, we have identified a set of core values that underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.
One GT: We will operate collaboratively by sharing knowledge and resources, all for the greater good of Georgia Tech.
Trusted Partner: We will be transparent, meet deadlines, and work together to enhance and grow valuable relationships on and off campus.
Innovation: We will support a culture of creativity, thought leadership and boundary-pushing ideas, and be unafraid of failure.
Diversity: We will recognize, respect, and embrace our individual differences, while exploring how these differences positively impact IPaT as a whole.
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and non profit leaders with Georgia Tech researchers to maximize the societal impact of the Institute's research in Health, Education, Media, Humanitarian Systems and Enterprise Transformation. IPaT Brochure
The IPaT Research Digest is a bi-annual collection of summaries from a selected set of our faculty publications. Although it’s only a small sample of our research, the digest showcases Georgia Tech’s thought leadership in scholarly journals and research conferences. 2015 Research Digest