Senior Research Engineer, Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)
Director, Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI)
Brian D. Jones is a Senior Research Engineer at IMTC and Director of the Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI). His current research interests are focused on developing immersive, interactive media applications for both formal and informal educational institutions, such as museums. Another primary area of interest for Mr. Jones is in researching applications to support healthy aging. He has joined with other research faculty at Georgia Tech to form the Design and Technology for Healthy Aging (DATHA) initiative. This initiative is aimed at bringing together researchers with a common interest in providing our aging population with the tools they need to successfully age in place.
As Director of the Aware Home Research Initiative, Mr. Jones is working to bring new investment and new technology into the Aware Home facilty to provide exciting cutting-edge infrastructure for Georgia Tech students interested in researching a variety of applications in the home.
Since 1993, Mr. Jones has been involved in numerous research projects, including: developing cutting-edge, educational, multimedia information systems, websites, CD-ROMs, and interfaces; examining, producing and demonstrating a custom application to generate orthographic images from video; investigating full screen interactive video in kiosks; and exploring advanced human motion-capture techniques. Mr. Jones has acted as Project Manager/Principal Investigator on several of these projects including: the Philanthropy Gallery at the Millennium Gate (2008), the Lorenzo Ghiberti Gates of Paradise kiosk at the High Museum (2007), the Biomedical Engineering virtual labs, i-irasshai - a cultural exploration of Japan (2001), and Zoo Atlanta, among others.
Mr. Jones holds both a Bachelor's degree (BEE '93) and Masters of Science degree (MSEE '96) from Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering.