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December, 2007

Karsai to create advanced software for DARPA

Dec. 20, 2007—Gabor Karsai, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Vanderbilt, and a team of researchers have been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create advanced software development tools and processes that meet changing military needs. The researchers will work on adapting large-scale software systems to address emerging threats such as...

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DENSO gift powers new biodiesel testing facility

Dec. 12, 2007—  The Vanderbilt School of Engineering will soon have a new state-of-the art biodiesel testing facility, thanks to a $100,000 gift from the DENSO North America Foundation. Beginning in the fall of 2008, students from various engineering disciplines will use the Vanderbilt Multi-User Biodiesel Engine Test Facility to investigate diesel engine performance parameters and test...

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Engineering professor creates animated science education program

Dec. 1, 2007—An animated computer program created by Dr. Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt, is being used in Nashville public school classrooms to teach science to middle school students. But the teachable agent called Betty’s Brain does much more; it also teaches students how to learn. Supported by the National Science...

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