Description Presented by Marc Weissburg and Michael Helms of the Center for Biologically-Inspired Design at Georgia Tech. Contributors Michael Helms, PhD, Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology Dr. Michael Helms is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Co-founder of PatternFox Consulting. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his research focused on improving design creativity. In addition to teaching biologically inspired design and cognitive science at Georgia Tech, Michael has over 40 peer reviewed publications in the field of biologically inspired design. Michael’s recent work focuses on understanding how existing biologically design methods can be applied in industrial settings to increase design innovation and better manage uncertainty. Marc Weissburg, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology Weissburg is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences and codirector of the Center for Biologically Inspired Design. He joined Georgia Tech in 1997, having earlier earned his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.Weissburg's research interests concern chemical signaling by marine animals, marine community ecology, and predator-prey dynamics. His recent efforts have been concentrated in two areas: developing methods to suppress predation on juvenile oysters in farmed and natural communities and examining the biological and fisheries consequences of climate change and ocean acidification.