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Georgia Tech School of ECE Hosting Jim Carreker Fireside Chat with Tip “T.I.” Harris

Discussion on Entertainment and Technology Free and Open To The Public

Atlanta, GA

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology will host a special event featuring entertainer, entrepreneur, and activist Tip “T.I.” Harris titled Entertainment and Technology: Powering What’s Next in the Atlanta Story. The event will take place on October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ferst Center for the Arts on the Georgia Tech campus.

The event is part of a series of lectures sponsored by School of ECE alumnus Jim Carreker. The format will be a “fireside chat” in which Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and Professor Magnus Egerstedt will moderate the discussion and Q&A. Vernell Woods, ECE alumnus and chief technology officer of Grand Hustle Records, will also participate.

“This fireside chat will focus on how entertainment, entrepreneurship, and technology have come together to power the next chapter in the Atlanta story, and how a reimagined Georgia Tech has been a key partner in making this happen. Georgia Tech’s School of ECE has recognized that the student experiences outside of the classroom matter almost more than what happens inside the classroom, with entrepreneurship programs, student clubs, and makerspaces allowing students to take what they learn and go after big, societal-level questions,” said Egerstedt.

The event is free and open to the public. Online reservations are now closed. There will be a limited number of tickets available for walk-ups on the day of the event.


The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of the top-ranked schools in the nation. ECE’s first-class education and research programs offer a multitude of customizable options: flexible pathways with 11 technical interest areas, access to the Institute’s 300-plus student organizations and more than 80 study abroad programs, and its affiliation with 16 Georgia Tech research centers. In addition to the main campus in Atlanta, Georgia, ECE also has permanent operations at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France and Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China.


Tip “T.I.” Harris
Aside from his contributions in entertainment including, 10 hit albums, multiple Grammys, Billboard BET and American Music Awards, countless blockbuster movies and top-rated television shows including, ATL, VH-1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, American Gangster, and Marvel’s Antman, to name a few, Tip “T.I.” Harris has made an indelible mark on the world of business. He is an artist, entrepreneur, and activist who has amassed a business empire to include a record label; a 10-year old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”); a real estate holdings company; production company; non-profit organization (Harris Community Works); co-owner of the global streaming service, TIDAL; arts and museum curator; investor and much more. Harris served on the Mayor of Atlanta’s Transition Team, where he focused on policy and legislation; and currently serves on the Reimagining Atlanta Task Force, aimed at creating restorative practices and a community-driven approach to addressing incarceration. He has been recognized most recently as a thought leader at the United States Capitol and during the Operation Hope and Forbes Magazine business conferences. His community focus is around driving economic mobility and equity in vulnerable, underserved communities. Harris was also awarded the first-ever “Voice of the Culture” award by ASCAP and is the host of a new podcast, Expeditiously with Tip “T.I.” Harris.


Magnus Egerstedt
Dr. Magnus Egerstedt is the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the B.A. degree in Philosophy from Stockholm University, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, with particular focus on control and coordination of complex networks, such as multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems. Magnus Egerstedt is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received a number of teaching and research awards, including the Ragazzini Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Outstanding Doctoral Advisor Award and the HKN Outstanding Teacher Award from Georgia Tech, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology.

Last revised May 15, 2020