The Georgia Institute of Technology is widely regarded as one of the top technological research universities in the world. The Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) is the chief research officer for the Institute. Working closely with Georgia Tech’s colleges, research units, and faculty, the EVPR provides central administration leadership for all research, economic development, and related support units within the Institute. This includes direct oversight of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), the Interdisciplinary Research Institutes, and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC).
As EVPR, Dr. Stephen E. Cross is helping enhance the Institute’s reputation by amplifying the positive impact Georgia Tech’s research and economic development activities have on our state, nation, and world. He is leading the development of a one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem that brings together education, research, government and industry in ways once considered impossible. With a new focus on creating transformative opportunities, strengthening collaborative partnerships, and maximizing societal impact, Georgia Tech is sparking groundbreaking ideas that drive real-world innovation.