Leanne West is the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies for the Georgia Institute of Tech and President of the International Children’s Advisory Network.
Her background includes sensing technologies, mobile health applications, and algorithm development. As Chief Engineer, she works closely with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to understand and identify problems that need a solution to allow Children’s to take better care of their patients.
West was appointed by the Georgia Speaker of the House as a board member of the Georgia Technology Authority. She has served as the twice-elected Chair of the Georgia Tech Executive Board and the Institutional Chair of the State of Georgia Charitable Campaign. She was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” in 2004; she was selected for Leadership Georgia in 2008; she was a member of the team awarded the international Optical Society 2012 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award; she received Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award in 2014, and she was Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year in 2014. She also started her own company, Intelligent Access, to take her invention of a wireless personal captioning system to market.