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Director
Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Helena Mitchell serves as Co-Director of the RERC and as Project Director for projects R2 and T2. Dr. Mitchell is Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Communications Policy in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech.

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Vice President for Research and Technology
Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute
Shepherd Center

Dr. Mike Jones is Vice President for Research and Technology and founding Director of the Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute at Shepherd Center. Prior to coming to Shepherd Center in 1996, Dr. Jones was executive director of the Center for Universal Design at NC State University, a NIDRR-funded RERC. While at the Center for Universal Design, Dr.

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Program Manager
Wireless RERC
Shepherd Center

John Morris is a Research Scientist and Program Manager for the Wireless RERC and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his M.A. and PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. John works on Wireless RERC's R1 (Survey of User Needs/Consumer Advisory Network) and R2 (Customer-Driven Usability) projects. His research focuses on consumer insights, design and usability, and accessibility of technology for people with all types of physical, sensory and cognitive limitations.

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Research Scientist
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Institute of Technology

Carrie Bruce is a licensed speech-language pathologist and an assistive technology practitioner who has been working in the field of rehabilitation for almost 15 years. Ms. Bruce is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech and an investigator for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations (Work RERC).

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App Factory CTO
Wireless RERC

Peter Casanova is a software developer and chief technical officer for the Wireless RERC's App Factory.  Peter began his career in 2000, specializing in 3D animation implementation and integration for gaming and pre/post-production facilities.  Today he helps young companies grow from concept to revenue-generating products.  Peter's primary roles with the App Factory are:

DeeDee Bennett

Research Scientist
Center for Advanced Communications Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology

DeeDee Bennett Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her primary research areas include, emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications.

Jeremy Johnson

Research Engineer II
Interactive Media Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jeremy Johnson is a Research Scientist with the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC), where he has been working since 1999. Jeremy’s interests include ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, computer audio, sound design and creative applications of computing to the arts. At IMTC he contributes his skill as a software engineer to guide software development projects through the full software life cycle, from requirements gathering to deployment.

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Senior Research Engineer
Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Brian D. Jones is a Senior Research Engineer at The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) at Georgia Tech and Co-Project Director for the Wireless RERC Building Research Capacity (T3) project. In this role, Mr. Jones is collaborating with other research and academic faculty to educate students, our future product designers, on the benefits of applying universal design principles in their design projects.

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Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Salimah LaForce is a Research Analyst for the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP). She conducts policy and industry research and analysis for CACP’s emergency communications initiative. A chief responsibility of Mrs. LaForce is information collection, analysis and dissemination. She also assists with tracking and filing comments on pertinent Federal Communications Commission proceedings. She serves as editor of the monthly policy newsletter, Technology and Disability Policy Highlights, and co-authored several papers on technology and disability topics.

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Industry Relations Manager
Wireless RERC
Shepherd Center

Ben Lippincott serves as project director for T1: Industry and Consumer Outreach, Education & Support.  Ben has been Manager of Industry Relations for the RERC for the last eight years and is based at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  In this role, Ben serves as the primary point of contact for the RERC’s industry partners and coordinates their involvement in RERC research and development efforts.  Highlights of his work in this position include co-editorship of the consumer website, mywirelessreview.com, his involvement in the Alliance for Telecommunications In

Jim Mueller

Jim Mueller is an industrial designer with more than 20 years of experience in assistive technology, disability management, and universal design. He is recognized as one of the most experienced practitioners and advocates of universal design - design for people of all ages and abilities - and is one of the authors of the 7 Principles of Universal Design. His clients have included Federal and State agencies, private employers, disability insurers, and product manufacturers.

Tiffany O'Quinn

Research Associate II
Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Tiffany O'Quinn's experience include over 10 years of creative services -- website and interface design and production, creative direction, art direction, information architecture, user functionality and catalogue and publication design.

Her responsibilities at The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) at Georgia Tech include project management, conceptual planning, creative thinking, client relations, mentoring as well as overseeing the look and feel of projects produced by the center.

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Director
Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Ed Price is the Director of Research Partnerships and Development with the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), and the Director and a founder of the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) at Georgia Tech.  Ed has been with IMTC since its inception in 1989, and became a Research Engineer in the center in 1991. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1991. He has been in a leadership role in the center since 1994. He has led numerous research projects during his career at GT, including work on new media, wireless technology, and user interfaces.

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Associate Professor
School of Industrial Design
Georgia Institute of Technology

Claudia Rébola is an Assistant Professor in the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is director of the Design And Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA) and head of the D-Matters Studio Lab housed at the Center for Assistive Technologies and Environmental Access (CATEA). Her interests are in application areas tailored to healthy aging with an emphasis on humanizing technology by design, empowering users and celebrating the value of simplicity and tangibility in user-product interactions.

Bruce Walker

Professor
Sonification Lab / School of Psychology
Georgia Tech

Bruce Walker received his Ph.D. degree in psychology, specializing in human factors, from Rice University in 2001. He has a Masters of Arts degree in psychology, with a concentration in human factors and human-computer interaction, also received from Rice in 1997. His research interests include human factors; human-computer interaction; sonification and auditory displays; interfaces for complex tasks; complex decision making; and dual task performance.

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Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP)
Georgia Institute of Technology

James D. White is Director of Communications Studies in the Center for Advanced Communications Policy, School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Visiting Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Center, University of Hong Kong. Formerly he was the Associate Director of the Program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance and, prior to that, Associate Director of the Globalization Research Center, both at the University of Hawai’i. Dr.

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Research Scientist II
Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jeff Wilson began working for the Biomedical Interactive Technology Center (BITC) in 2001 as a Research Scientist. He received a Bachelors of Computer Science in 1999 and a Masters of Computer Science in 2001 from Georgia Tech. His areas of specialization include graphics, visualization, digital audio, and virtual environments. As a student, Jeff worked on large-format, projected VR displays and developed virtual environments used to aid psychologists in the treatment of social phobias.

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