Chief Engineer for Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Tech
Chief Innovation Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology
Leanne West, MS, is the Chief Engineer for Pediatric Technologies for Georgia Tech, a Principal Research Scientist for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and the Chief Innovation Officer for the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center. As Chief Engineer, she coordinates all research activities related to pediatrics across campus. She helps manage the formal relationship with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and is Director of the Quick Wins funding program. Her research background focused on mobile and wireless health system and sensor development, user interfaces, system integration, and diagnostic devices.Ms. West serves on the executive management team of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, President of the International Children's Advisory Network, and is a member of the Institute for People and Technology Health Council, with the goal of creating large-scale, interdisciplinary collaborations across campus in the area of healthcare. She is author of a book chapter in Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence: Computer and Engineering for Design and Applications (John Wiley & Sons) and has written a number of papers and given several presentations on wireless technology device development and remote sensing systems. Ms. West has seen her invention of a wireless personal captioning system installed at commercial venues through her start-up Intelligent Access, LLC. She was a GTRI Innovative Research Award team member in 2014 and has received the following awards: Georgia Tech's Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award in 2014, the Woman of the Year by Women in Technology in 2014, and the Optical Society's 2012 Paul Forman Engineering Excellence Award as a Lidar Team member. Ms. West also was named one of Georgia's "40 Under 40" by Georgia Trend magazine in 2004. In addition, she participated in the 2008 class of Leadership Georgia. Ms. West is an active participant at her organization and was twice elected Chair of the Georgia Tech Executive Board, the faculty governance body of Georgia Tech.