Collaborators and Partners

The Center for Advanced Communications Policy has a number of collaborators and parnters both within Georgia Tech and throughout the country.

Georgia Tech Affiliates

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC)

With a global perspective of past, present and future, the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts forms a vanguard in the 21st century liberal arts for interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Our endeavors bridge the traditional separation between engineering, science, and computing, and the humanities and social sciences. This distinctive interdisciplinary approach constitutes a transformative element for the Institute, linking its technological research with viewpoints and analysis that are culturally, socially, and ethically informed. From this crossroads, faculty and students consider the human implications of technologies, policies, and actions, and create sustainable solutions for a better world.

School of Public Policy (SPP)

The School of Public Policy (SPP) houses one of the world's top programs in the field of science and technology (S&T) policy. SPP is a university partner in the European Union's network of excellence in technology and innovation policy ("PRIME"), and host a major international conference on S&T policy that brings participants from every continent. Because nearly every policy area is intertwined with S&T issues -- the environment, communications, transportation, biotechnology and health, urban development, workforce and education, the School is at the center of a wide range of important international, national, and state policy questions.

Georgia Tech Collaborators

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)

CIDI is recognized as a leader for services and research in accessibility. They 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. The center is committed to the promotion of technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities.

CIDI's services support instruction, research, development, certifications, evaluations, and data analysis to further serve the needs and increase opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Reaching across industries, CIDI remains a resource for our education, government, non-profit, and corporate members.

College of Computing (CoC)

Computer and computing education at Georgia Tech dates back more than a generation, to 1964 and the establishment of the Information Science program and a master's degree program in Information Science - the first graduate degree of its kind in the country. By 1970, the program had grown in size and prestige enough to become a school in its own right, the School of Information and Computer Science (ICS), and began awarding doctorates in ICS and bachelor's degrees in information science. Computing scored another first in 1988 when Georgia Tech became the first public university in the nation to raise the discipline to college status. Since then, the College of Computing has maintained a leadership role by expanding its academic programs and initiatives, developing new facilities, and supporting research in an increasing array of computing and computing-related areas. In 2007, the College elevated two divisions to become the School of Computer Science and the School of Interactive Computing.

College of Design (CoD)

Because we are a part of Georgia Tech, technology is an essential part of our work, as is research. The College of Design uses the design process to develop new technologies, anticipate the future of buildings and environments, and change the way people experience art, things and their immediate surroundings.

Unlike traditional art and design schools, the College of Design considers design as the intersection between technology and how we engage in the world. We regularly dig into the science behind what is clearly an art elsewhere. We draw the connection between design and technology, emphasizing human experiences, from products and soundscapes, to living in buildings and cities.

The college's design research encompasses today's most pressing human and built environment issues, from accessibility, sustainability, and smart cities, to ground-breaking efforts in spatial analysis and music technology.

Georgia Tech Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)

Georgia Tech Interactive Media Technology Center are a team of interactive media experts that includes computer scientists, electrical engineers, and graphic artists. IMTC is a multimedia research center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of business and industry in the USA and abroad by developing and using multimedia technology for enhancement of their core business. IMTC’s mission is to assist companies in developing advanced multimedia systems while educating

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

The Georgia Tech Research Institute is a highly-regarded applied research and development organization. Each day, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. GTRI redefines innovation by tackling customers’ most complex challenges with the right mix of expertise, creativity and practicality. Our expert scientists and engineers turn ideas into workable solutions and then put those solutions into action. GTRI has 76 active US Letters Patents, 43 pending US patent applications and 15 pending provisional applications in the United States.

students in multimedia technologies and techniques.

Institute for People and Technology (IPat)

The goal of the Institute for People and Technology is to maximize Georgia Tech’s societal impact through people-centered innovation. IPaT supports and connects faculty and students across the entire Georgia Tech campus by blurring the lines between academic disciplines and partnering to translate research results into real-world use. Georgia Tech is at the forefront of science and technology research, and home to state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned experts who are working every day to find answers to tough problems. IPaT brings together researchers, industry, and other partners to identify technology solutions that will shape our global future. IPaT was created in 2011 to embrace these opportunities and needs, to create a networked research ecosystem of Georgia Tech faculty and industry partners, and to amplify their combined thought leadership and on-the-ground results to create positive economic and societal impact in critical areas that define much of everyday life.

School of Psychology

Research is a primary focus at the School of Psychology. Both basic and applied research is conducted in many laboratories. Much of our basic research is dedicated to studying fundamental psychological processes, such as memory, attention, language comprehension, motivation, decision making, and many other topics. Applied research topics include aspects of human interaction with technology, instructional design, psychological factors in occupational settings, and other topics. Several research studies employ state-of-the-art methods, including eye tracking and functional magnetic resonance imaging (Center for Advanced Brain Imaging). The school features five research program areas, including Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Engineering Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Quantitative Psychology. Over 20 laboratories conduct research at the School of Psychology. The School of Psychology has collaborative interactions internally, within the College of Science, with other organizations on campus, and also with external organizations and universities.

Wearable Computing Center

Wearable computing has been an active area of research in the academic world for 20 years. In that time researchers from fields including computer science, electrical engineering, augmented reality, textiles, architecture, psychology, and fashion (to name a few) have worked together to build a rich body of knowledge. These researchers have invented technologies, built and tested applications in the field, and worked with users of all types to discover how to apply wearable computing concepts effectively in domains such as manufacturing, public safety, military, health and wellness, assistive technology, gaming, agriculture, architecture, sports, social computing and the list goes on.

External Collaborators

Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) The Wireless Association

CTIA-The Wireless Association is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for people with disabilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)

The mission of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through the philanthropic support of individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations. Every day, lifesaving work happens at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—from pediatric cancer treatments and organ transplants to fracture care and appendectomies.

The Children’s Foundation relies on volunteers in the hospitals and in the community. Each year, in-hospital volunteers donate more than 127,000 hours of their time and community volunteer groups raise millions for Children’s through fundraising activities and events. As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric care to the kids in our community, we depend on the generous support of donors to help uphold our mission and perform the work we do each day. We are grateful to all of our donors for their support.

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years.

Deaf Link

Deaf Link's headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas. Deaf Link's interpreters are employees, certified and liability insured. Deaf Link is the sister company to Services By Vital Signs, Inc. Vital Signs has been Providing San Antonio and surrounding areas for over 21 years with on-site interpreters. Deaf Link's communication center assits with HIPAA compliance by using state of the art technology that provides a secure and encrypted Internet connection. Deaf Link is dedicated to ensuring effective communication access for persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing as well as others whose disability affects how they relay or receive information. It is Deaf Link's mission to use the latest technology to help push the envelope of accessibility in everyday life for millions of Americans whose disability affects how they communicate with the world.

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University impacts health and well-being through excellence in teaching, research, and the application of knowledge in partnership with domestic and global communities.

At the Rollins School of Public Health, students learn to identify, analyze, and intervene in today's most pressing public health issues. The public health school's location in Atlanta, referred to as the "Public Health Capital of the World," is also home to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CARE; the national home office of the American Cancer Society; The Carter Center; the Arthritis Foundation; numerous state and regional health agencies; and the patient care, teaching, and health-related research programs of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. This setting is ideal for hands-on research, collaborations with the world's leading public health agencies, and interdisciplinary work with national and international organizations.

Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS)

As the state's only radio reading service, the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit closed circuit radio station whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually-impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word by broadcasting current information via sub channel radio transmission and streaming on the internet. Founded in 1980. GaRRS broadcast is provided by more than 500 volunteer readers from across Georgia who deliver approximately 200 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover reading of magazines, newspapers, and books, population-specific programming (Seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News), public service announcements and information regarding community-support programs and activities. GaRRS programs are broadcast seven days a week, 24 hours a day by way of special sub channel (SCA) radio receivers and a password protected audio streaming link from our website.

Pediatric Technology Center

Pediatric research is thriving and expanding in Atlanta through a unique, multi-institutional initiative. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology have formed a close partnership that combines the clinical strengths of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare provider (Children’s), the research strengths of a leading academic medical center (Emory University), and a global leader in developing pediatric technologies (GaTech).

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA)

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) WABE 90.1 FM and ATL-PBA 30, brings NPR News, music, the arts and PBS programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. Today, people turn to public broadcasting for their news, music, arts and entertainment. Yet, few people realize that public broadcasting began as “educational television” — strictly a learning resource. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from preschoolers to our elders.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency

The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens.

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a membership organization dedicated to educating, promoting, influencing and uniting Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives that influence policy, capital and STEM education. And we bring the technology community together through more than 200 events, educational programs and networking opportunities each year. TAG endeavors to help Georgia's technology companies speak with a strong voice. TAG serves as a liaison to Chambers of Commerce statewide and beyond to attract new businesses and prospective employers. The Association also keeps members informed concerning the legislative agenda affecting our industry by collaborating with groups such as TechAmerica and its Technology Leadership Coalition.

The Viscardi Center

The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations, provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities. Its programs and services include Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses.