CHHS hosts "Innovation in Public Impact Research Across GA Tech" seminar


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Watch video of the April 19th seminar from professors in College of Computing, the School of City & Regional Planning, and the Enterprise Innovation Institute discuss new research related to improving health and urban planning locally and internationally.

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Watch VIDEO recap of the April 19th seminar from professors in College of Computing, the School of City & Regional Planning, and the Enterprise Innovation Institute on new research related to improving health and urban planning locally and internationally.

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CHHS Seminar: Innovation in Public Impact Research Across Georgia Tech

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On April 19th, the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) brought together faculty across campus to present new research and technology relating to resilience, social impact, public health, international development, and other topics.

Professors Catherine Ross, Margaret Wagner Dahl, and Ellen Zegura shared research, information on new project-based courses, and internships taking place at the Center for Quality Growth and Regional DevelopmentComputing for Good (C4G) at the College of Computing, the Serve Learn Sustain Initiative (SLS), Data Science for Social Good, and the Enterprise Innovation Institute (Ei2), as well as related partnerships with local and federal government and organizations around the world.

Dr. Catherine Ross (
Catherine L. Ross is the Harry West Professor and Director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and Deputy Director of the National Transportation Center for  Productivity and Management. She is an internationally respected researcher and speaker on issues of land use, transportation planning, health impact assessment (HIA), and quality growth. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her last two books are Megaregions Planning for Global Competitiveness, Island Press 2009, and Health Impact Assessment in the United States, Springer 2014. In 2009, Dr. Ross was selected to advise the Obama Administration on the firstā€ever White House Office of Urban Affairs. She earned a BA degree from Kent State University followed by a Master's Degree and Doctorate from Cornell University in Regional Planning. She completed post-doctorate work at the University of California, Berkeley.

Margaret Wagner Dahl (
Margaret Wagner Dahl is the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Health IT Extension Services. She works specifically with health care providers and the health IT industry by making Georgia Tech’s interoperability and integration resources accessible, as well as startup company technology validation and workforce training programs. Most recently, Dahl was AVP for Economic Development at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Director of the Georgia BioBusiness Center, a biotechnology business incubator tied closely to interdisciplinary research at UGA. Before UGA, she was Director of Operations at the Austin Technology Incubator, The University of Texas at Austin (U.T.). Prior to U.T. Austin, she was Director of Licensing at the University of Washington’s Office of Technology Transfer and previously co-founded two successful startup companies. Dahl has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Geography from the National University of Ireland-Maynooth in County Kildare, Ireland. She currently serves as Trustee for the American Hospital Association’s Council on Governance, Trustee for the Georgia Hospital Association and Vice Chair for Athens Regional Health System.

Dr. Ellen Zegura (
Professor Zegura currently chairs the School of Computer Science in the College of Computing. Dr. Zegura began the Compute for Good (C4G) initiative to leverage computing to study and address pressing societal problems. The C4G vision is that computing and related disciplines can play a critical role in addressing systemic societal problems, and that tackling such problems can push the intellectual boundaries of the disciplines. One realization of C4G is a project-based senior/graduate class. Dr. Zegura’s research interests include the development of wide-area (Internet) networking services and mobile wireless networking, such as those utilized by applications distributed across multiple administrative domains (e.g., web, file sharing, multi-media distribution). She is currently working on projects in these areas funded by DARPA and NSF as well as the “Internet for Everyone Really (IFER)” project to design “a future Internet architecture for all 6 Billion of the world’s people, starting from considerations of the 3 Billion not currently reached by the Internet.” Dr. Zegura has been a faculty of Georgia Tech since 1993. She received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering (1987), an M.S. degree in Computer Science (1990), and a D.Sc. in Computer Science (1993) all from Washington University, St. Louis.

Wed, April 19th, 2017, 3pm – 6pmEast Architecture Building, Auditorium (Classroom 123) (Building 76 on map) *Detailed instructions below. Please RSVP online here (Event is free, light refreshments will be provided).

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computing, urban design, health systems, Tennenbaum, enterprise
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