The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) is a global, nonprofit, partner-funded center of excellence in IoT designed to advance the development of interdisciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) research and education that connects industry partners with Georgia Tech researchers, students and faculty, as well as other collaborators who share similar interests. More broadly, CDAIT aims to foster industry creativity, productivity gains, and growth while addressing critical societal issues such as inclusivity, privacy, trust, ethics, regulation and policy.
Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
“Working in close collaboration with sponsors and partners is essential to CDAIT’s mission. We strive to create an open interdisciplinary workspace where CDAIT serves as a source of innovation for the development of successful IoT programs, products and services. CDAIT explores critical IoT dimensions, both technological and non-technological, in order to provide our members a clear and actionable understanding of what the Internet of Things entails. We are strongest when we are able to bring together advances in scientific and technical knowledge, innovative approaches to application of IoT, with forward looking thought leadership that consider policy and societal impact. This approach provides a solid foundation to provide solutions to the key industry issues and challenges of an emerging space whose contours are ever changing.”
Justin S. Brown
Senior Policy Analyst
"The Internet of Things continues the rapid expansion of innovation that we’ve witness as a result of digital convergence, broadband deployment and the end-to-end network design of the Internet. Everyday smart, connected wireless devices are being added to provide new avenues to further efficiencies for both consumers and industries thorough data maximization and artificial intelligence that enhances decision-making and the utility of applications, products and services. Because there are added pieces and players in an ever-expanding IoT data-driven universe, there are also numerous policy questions involving standards, privacy and cybersecurity among others that require thoughtful attention and calibration."
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board
"CDAIT relies on financial sponsorship from industry and looks for sponsors whose objectives are tightly aligned with the center’s. Like any other research center at Georgia Tech, CDAIT is a vehicle for focusing on technologies such as those enabling the Internet of Things, which are crucial to the advancement of society and leading to interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a critical means by which Georgia Tech fulfills its mission to serve industry through relevant research, innovation, continuing education, and education of students to become leaders in technology-driven companies. Fundamentally, IoT is rapidly being deployed in all aspects of business and life and as such is truly transformational. Thus, a key component of the CDAIT mission is to work closely with academia and industry partners to advance innovation of IoT-based capabilities and tools across society.”
Co-Founder and Director Emeritus
"The expression 'Internet of Things' (IoT), for which there is no lack of definitional efforts, is a catchphrase that has been adopted around the world to describe something inherently disruptive, i.e., the immersion of almost anything and everything (previously 'out of scope') into the communications space thanks to the timely convergence of scientific, technological, and societal advances and trends. Through embedded intelligence, the Internet of Things will transform the dimensions of the economy and society on a scale not experienced before. Nothing will be forever fixed. Inert will become active; delayed, instantaneous; offline, online; and static, dynamic. The Internet of Things, which has two intertwined and yet different elements, i.e., the 'Industrial IoT' and the 'Consumer IoT', will give rise to what could rightfully be called a 'pulsating world' (i.e., sending and receiving data). Since the potentially connectable things are extremely diverse and their number is very large, incommensurately bigger than the number of people, the resulting challenges, both technological and human, are broad and significant.
In order to address those challenges, we have created a Center exclusively focused on the development and application of IoT technologies, which can link this ebullient and promising market with the wide range of IoT-related expertise already present within Georgia Tech. With access to a community of world-renowned faculty and researchers and exceptionally talented students, CDAIT can uniquely support projects that span the whole IoT value chain..."
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Atlanta, GA 30332 - 0620