2009 ~ Present| Section - VP3

Stadium-IoPT VIP Team

GOALS: Create an Internet of People and Things within Bobby Dodd stadium to enhance the game-day experiences and safety of 55,000 Georgia Tech football fans. This IoPT is a distributed system that includes: sensor networks/systems for gathering and processing information from the game, fans, and the stadium itself; making this information available over 4/5G, WiFi, and other wireless systems to fans and stadium personnel via mobile applications; commercializing this system.

METHODS & TECHNOLOGIES: IoPT theory and implementation, mobile applications, multi-media databases, embedded systems, sensors and wireless sensor networks, social networks, HCI for mobile devices, games, web applications.

RESEARCH/DESIGN ISSUES: IoPT design and performance evaluation; Scalable delivery of multi-media content over 4/5G and WiFi channels; Social networks; Broadcast of video over cellular nets; Visualization; Design/optimization of wireless and cellular networks; Design/applications of sensor networks and embedded systems; structural health monitoring; game design/deployment.

MEETING TIME: Thurs, 3:00-3:50

ADVISORS: Edward Coyle (ECE), Yang Wang (CEE).

PARTNERS & SPONSORS: Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Texas Instruments, AT&T.


EE, CmpE - Interest in IoT, networking, wireless communication, and embedded systems. Networking and programming knowledge would be helpful but is not required.

CmpE, CS, CM – Interest in the IoT, systems, databases, mobile applications, and social networks. Database, server, and mobile application experience would be helpful but is not required.

CEE – Interest in smart structures, instrumentation.

MGMT – Interest in IP management, marketing, commercialization.

CONTACT: Edward Coyle, ejc@gatech.edu