Racel Williams


In the News

  1. Engineering News-Record, (2012) “Augmented Reality for Facilities Management Leaping Into Use,” ENR.com, Apr 4, 2012.

Published Journal Papers (refereed)

  1. Irizarry, J., Gheisari, M., Williams, G., and Walker, B. N., (2012) “InfoSPOT: A Mobile Augmented Reality Method for Accessing Building Information through a Situation Awareness Approach”, Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction.
  2. Irizarry, J., Gheisari, M., Roper, K. O., and Williams, G., (2012) “An Ambient Intelligence Environment for Accessing Building Information in Healthcare Facility Management Operations,” Emerald Journal of Facilities (Submitted in May 2012 – final revisions prior to being published)

Conference & Symposium Presentations

  1. Williams, G., “Drive Georgia Tech: Creating a Custom NADS MiniSim Simulation Starting from Standard 3D Modeling Software,” Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation – University Transportation Centers Symposium, Februrary 14-15, 2013.
  2. Williams, G., “The New Georgia Tech Campus Map,” Georgia Tech Communications Brownbag, Februrary 14, 2012.
  3. Williams, G., Sanders, M., “A Newer Campus Map For Georgia Tech,” GIS-Community of Interest Monthly Meeting, September 17, 2012.
  4. Williams, G., “Georgia Tech Campus Driving Simulation and Research,” GVU Brownbag, August 23, 2012.
  5. Williams, G., Irizarry, J., Gheisari, M., “Navigation in Virtual Augmented Space”, Digital Building Lab Third Annual Symposium, May 15-16, 2012.
  6. Williams, G., Irizarry, J., Gheisari, M., “Augmented Reality and AECO”, Skanska Annual All Hands Meeting, May 2, 2012.
  7. Williams, G., Swarts, M., Shaw, J., “New Technologies Coming Into AECO,” Digital Building Lab Second Annual Symposium, May 25-26, 2011.
  8. Lesniewski, T., Swarts, M., & Williams, G., “Serious Games in Architecture,” College of Architecture Research Forum, Georgia Institute of Technology, October 30, 2008.

Technical Papers

  1. Lesniewski, T., Shaw, J., Swarts, M., Williams, G. “Imagine Lab Whitepaper: COA Technology Requirements,” Whitepaper, College of Architecture, March 26, 2010. 25% Contribution.
    This report was to aid in helping our college better understand the technological needs of our students. This paper was meant to lay the foundation for computing in design education.

Art Installations

  1. Georgia Tech Artist-In-Residence Collaborative Project (2011-2012)
    Working with GT Artist-In-Residence, OpenEnded Group, and other GT Researchers designed and fabricated an interactive audio/visual installation that allows patrons to collaboratively draw with a computer, Drawn Together.
  2. Georgia Tech College of Architecture Centennial Gala Installation (Spring 2007)
    Created, designed, and implemented an interactive sensor-based installation incorporating audio, digital projection, and tangibles in the College of Architecture West’s atrium. Worked with researchers and PhD students from the Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology and Digital Fabrication Lab. Role: Digital Video and Projection Specialist, Coder, and Designer.

Websites Developed

  1. Construction@Tech Website (2013 – Under Development)
  2. Arts@Tech Website (2012)
  3. College of Architecture & Schools (2011-2012)
  4. Digital Building Lab Web Development (2011-2012)
  5. Precast Concrete Institute Website (2011-2012)
  6. American Concrete Institute Homepage (2011)
  7. Experiments In Dense Living EBook (2011)
  8. Imagine Lab Website (2007-2008)

Special Activities

  1. Georgia Tech 3D Campus Model for Public Use (2007-Present)
    Aid students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University to gain access to the 3D models produced in the Imagine Lab/Spatial Innovation Group.
  2. College of Architecture Juror (2009, 2010, 2012)
    Served as a review juror for undergraduate Architecture studios.
  3. Library 3D Campus Demos (2010)
    For several months, I led a team of students to provide weekly demonstrations of the Imagine Lab’s 3D Real-time Georgia Tech Campus where users could visit and play in a virtual Georgia Tech environment at the GT Main Library.
  4. Student Center 3D Campus Demo (2010)
    I led a team of students to provide a demonstration of the Imagine Lab’s 3D Real-time Georgia Tech Campus where users could visit and play in a virtual Georgia Tech environment. The demo took place in the Student Center Commons Stage
  5. GVU Demo Days (2008, 2009, 2010)
    Coordinated and presented demos of Imagine Lab/Spatial Innovation group work to potential sponsors, alumni, and students.
  6. University of Pisa Visiting Students (2009, 2010)
    Supervised and trained students from Pisa University who spent 1 month internship at the Imagine Lab on optimized 3D content creation and game engine content integration.
  7. College of Architecture Open House (2007, 2008, 2009)
    Coordinated and presented demos of Imagine Lab/Spatial Innovation group work to potential sponsors, alumni, and students.
  8. Network Rendering Seminars (2009)
    Collaborated with other Imagine Lab researchers on seminars that addressed issues in 3DSMax regarding rendering, settings, using a network, and making efficient/optimized models. Presented seminar to Master of Architecture students.
  9. GIFT Program – CEISMC High School Outreach (2009)
    Conducted Instructional Classes to teach students basics of working with 3D Modeling Software.
  10. Georgia Tech Emergency Operations Center Open House (May 2008)
    Prepared demos to show local emergency preparedness officials, first responders, and high-level Georgia Tech administrators the capabilities of 3D game engines.
  11. Georgia Tech’s Girls Night Out: College of Architecture Tour (June 2008)
    Mentored prospective undergraduate female high school students on the benefits of coming to Georgia Tech.