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Why an acclaimed Georgia Tech professor is barred from her COVID-19 research

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  1. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

  2. Supersizethatorder-mutt

    Supersizethatorder-mutt Helluva Engineer

    Well, it's hard to dispute the fact that she is, according to that link, "an admitted felon".
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  3. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

    AJC: Acclaimed Georgia Tech professor Lee still barred from COVID-19 work
  4. RonJohn

    RonJohn Helluva Engineer

    There are many things in this story that I don't quite understand. It could be the reporting instead of her concerns of facts.
    • She had access to 200 computers but now only has access to her laptop. -- If she is working on modeling that is important to DHS for coronavirus research, Google, Microsoft, or Amazon would probably provide her with all the cloud computing resources she could use quickly and at no charge.
    • She needs her GT email to connect with her former students to assist. -- She could have provided contact information in these news stories. I'm sure most if not all of her former students have read the story and they could have been contacting her to be involved.
    • She needs a file from a secured computer that is classified and that no other person at GT is authorized to see, so GT's offer to get her any files she needs from the school's computers won't work. -- There are plenty of people at GT and GTRI who have varying levels of security clearances. I would find it extremely hard to believe that she was working on something that has code word type classification. Therefore, it seems to me that there are people who could gather files, even classified files, for her if she needs them.
    It probably is that the reporting doesn't capture the issues factually correct to details. However, from the reporting, I don't see anything that she could not do without having access to GT's network or computers.
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