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Research Centers and Labs

Research Centers and Labs

Our six research centers focus on a range of crucial issues, many of which impact our daily lives. Our topics include the development of cities and regions, the healthcare environment, helping those with physical limitations, and new ways to create music.

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Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) is recognized as a leader for services and research in accessibility. We are dedicated to an inclusive society through innovations in assistive and universally designed technologies, with a goal of addressing the full range of needs for accessibility. We are committed to the promotion of technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities. CIDI was created by a merger of the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) and AMAC Accessibility.

Director: Maureen Linden, PhD

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Digital Building Laboratory

The Digital Building Laboratory's purpose is to develop a strong research and development link between the building industry and the building research-related capabilities of Georgia Tech to improve the innovation cycle.


Director: Russell Gentry

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Center For Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

The Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization, formerly the Center for Geographic Information Systems, is a leader in the development and application of geo-spatial technologies for nearly 20 years. With a strong track record of interdisciplinary research collaborations at Georgia Tech and across the nation, the Center has helped local, state, and national governments, not-for-profits, and private enterprises in planning, maintaining, and evaluating critical infrastructure for sustainable urban growth.

Director: Subhro Guhathakurta

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Center For Quality Growth and Regional Development

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development produces, disseminates, and helps implement new ideas and technologies that improve the theory and practice of quality growth. We help society achieve a sustainable, equitable, superior quality of life through sound planning, policy, and design.

Director: Arthi V. Rao

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Center for Music Technology

The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology is an international center for creative and technological research in music, focusing on the development and deployment of innovative musical technologies that transform the ways in which we create and experience music. Our mission is to provide a collaborative framework for committed students, faculty, and researchers to apply their musical, technological, and scientific creativity to the development of innovative artistic and technological artifacts.

Director: Gil Weinberg

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SimTigrate Design Lab

The SimTigrate Design Lab is an interdisciplinary research effort dedicated to driving healthcare innovation through the integration of evidence-based design and simulation. The SimTigrate team seeks to transform healthcare, predict and optimize outcomes and decrease cost.

Director: Jennifer DuBose

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