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April 2021

ML@GT Buzz


Georgia Tech Receives $2.2M in Toyota Research Institute Robotics Funding

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ML@GT researchers will collaborate with Toyota Research Institute on two research projects: the first to advance autonomous vehicle testing and the second, to improve the way robots assist older adults with daily living tasks.


Sigma Xi Honors Cassie Mitchell with Young Faculty Award

Congratulations to ML@GT's Cassie Mitchell on being awarded the Young Faculty Award from Sigma Xi. Mitchell’s research weighs the complex factors that underpin disease dynamics to better predict disease progression and treatment for individual patients

Meet ML@GT: Minshuo Chen

Fourth-year machine learning Ph.D. student Minshuo Chen chose Georgia Tech for three reasons. Find out what they were and much more in this month's edition of Meet ML@GT.

Two ML@GT Faculty Recognized as ACM Fellows

Congratulations to ML@GT and School of Computational Science and Engineering's Haesun Park and Srinivas Aluru on being recognized as ACM Fellows. Learn more about their research and this achievement at

Assistant Professor Earns 2020 Salesforce AI Research Grant

ML@GT Assistant Profesor Diyi Yang has been named a Salesforce AI Research Grant Winner. Yang will receive a $50,000 grant to advance her work in alleviating dependence of supervised models on labeled data via data augmentation approaches. Congrats, Diyi and Jiaao Chen!

Leading in the Lab and Beyond

Regents' Professor Haesun Park is no stranger to being a pioneer throughout her career. Now she is navigating a new role: Serving as the first female chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering. Read more about her vision for this critically-needed research field.


Wenke Lee Named IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to ML@GT and School of Computer Science Professor Wenke Lee on being named an IEEE Fellow. Lee is honored for his contributions to machine-learning-based approaches to intrusion and botnet detections.

Ph.D. Student Named Adobe Research Fellow

Congratulations to Joanne Truong on being named a 2021 Adobe Research Fellow. Truong’s research focuses on the next generation of artificially intelligent agents in sim2real, robotics, and embodied AI spaces.


George Lan Promoted to Professor

ML@GT Associate Director George Lan has been promoted to professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Congrats, George!

Mental Health Resources for Students

Students, if you're feeling extra-stressed or are struggling with your mental health, please check out the resources available to you from Georgia Tech. We're here to support you!

Georgia Voting Processes Should Be Both Secure and Usable 

Georgia Tech's Michael Best, Ellen Zegura, and Rich DeMilo wrote an opinion piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on voting systems in Georgia.

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