Co-Executive Director Srinivas Aluru
Srinivas Aluru, IDEAS Co-Executive Director
Dr. Aluru is focused on facilitating industrial partnerships, seeking funding and external collaborations, participating in national initiatives, and managing external visibility and outreach. He also is responsible for serving as an initial point of contact to discuss research to forge partnerships and collaborations.
Co-Executive Director Dana Randall
Dana Randall, IDEAS Co-Executive Director
Dr. Randall is focused primarily within GT, assisting with coordination between academic units and the IRI, gathering feedback from the campus community, publicizing IRI research, coordinating activities with educational programs, and maintaining internal communications. She is also responsible for forming research collaborations.
Renata Rawlings Goss
Renata Rawlings-Goss, IDEAS Director of Industry Engagement
Dr. Rawlings Goss is responsible for interfacing with industry to cultivate industrial partnerships and embedded innovations labs, organizing workshops, retreats on topics relevant to emerging initiatives, job fairs, and numerous other activities. She builds bridges between industry and IRI activities. Renata brings rich experience in Big Data technology and policy from the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During her tenure, she co-led inter-agency Big Data initiatives and led the formation of the National Data Science Organizers group. She is a biophysicist and her scientific work, at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, was focused on biophysics, bioinformatics and next-generation genomics research. She also plays the lead role in managing the NSF South Big Data Innovation Hub from Georgia Tech. Dr. Rawlings-Goss has a Ph.D. in Biophysics.