The Georgia Institute of Technology has faculty members who can offer perspective on the alarming Covid-19 infections and deaths in India where cases have exceeded 20 million.

Devesh Ranjan, associate chair in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has family in India and can speak on the pandemic’s toll on his native country.

Pinar Keskiocak, chair, professor, and director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems in the School of Industrial and Electrical Engineering, is an expert in disease spread, hospital operations management, infectious disease modeling and evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies. Since the initial Covid-19 outbreak, she has spoken frequently about resource needs such as hospital beds, ventilators, and other equipment needed for coronavirus intervention.

Raj Vuchatu, chief information officer for the Georgia Tech Research Institute, volunteers with an organization that helps provide education resources to schoolchildren in India – an organization that has since turned its attention to raising funds and securing food and other basic supplies for families whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Ankur Singh, associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has numerous relatives and friends in India and can speak from a personal perspective about the devastation in his country.


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