What Georgia Tech Thinks Archive


Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, a distinguished professor at Georgia Tech with joint appointments at the Nunn School of International Affairs and the Strategic Energy Institute, explains why "the world needs the United States to provide leadership now to create and deploy a global biosecurity initiative."


Scott Ganz, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, has proposed a solution for determining when it is safe to reopen state economies following outbreak-induced shutdowns.


Jennifer Leavey, a principal professor in the College of Sciences, discusses research articles around Covid-19 in under two minutes – explaining "what was done, what was found, and why it matters."


Vinod Singhal, the Charles W. Brady Chair Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business, is considering what will happen when we hit the play button and the engines that drive industry and trade squeal back to life again. 


Walt de Heer, Regents Professor of physics at Georgia Tech, explains the logic behind wearing homemade face masks in public to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Pinar Keskinocak, director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech, explains the necessity of social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic.


Alan Erera, UPS professor of logistics at Georgia Tech, examines the effect of panic buying on the optimized supply chains of U.S. grocery retailers.


Joshua Weitz, professor of biological sciences at Georgia Tech, uses a mathematical model to illustrate why banning large events helps in the midst of an epidemic.


With the American healthcare system already under strain before the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. may follow in Italy’s footsteps, according to Pinar Keskinocak, director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech.


In an opinion piece for The Hill, Pinar Keskinocak, director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech, discusses the dangers of food and medical supply shortages.