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November, 2010

Expert on impact of technology on society to speak Dec. 6

Nov. 30, 2010—David Weinberger, a noted expert on the increasing impact of technology on business and society, will speak at The Commons on Dec. 6. Weinberger is the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. Weinberger is also an NPR commentator, technology columnist, weblogging pioneer and dot com...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Fitzpatrick named Fellow of the IEEE

Nov. 29, 2010—J. Michael Fitzpatrick, professor of computer science and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) by the Board of Directors at its November 2010 meeting, effective Jan. 1, 2011. According to the IEEE, the award recognizes “unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred by the...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Professor chats about AI at local Science Cafe

Nov. 28, 2010—Kazuhiko Kawamura chatted about artificial intelligence with 15 people at Fido Cafe in Hillsboro Village over cups of coffee and the din of surrounding customers. Kawamura, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, was the speaker at the Nov. 18 Science Café, a program of Nashville’s Adventure Science...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Malin lands Presidential Early Career Award

Nov. 28, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Bradley Malin, Ph.D., has received a presidential honor for his pioneering approaches for managing and protecting the privacy of electronic health records and research data. Malin, research assistant professor of Computer Science and assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, is one of 85 recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Zhang awarded Oronzio de Nora Industrial Electrochemistry Fellowship

Nov. 22, 2010—Angela Zhang, a post-doctoral research associate in Professor Peter Pintauro’s laboratory, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Oronzio de Nora Industrial Electrochemistry Fellowship of Electrochemical Society. Her research is focused on the design, preparation, and evaluation of new protonexchange membranes and membrane-electrode-assemblies for hydrogen/air and direct methanol fuel cells. She is currently working on...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research

Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, Adviser receive special honors from Tennessee AIAA

Nov. 22, 2010—  Anilkumar The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club received a special award from the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for its outstanding success at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) National Competition. In addition, the team adviser and professor of mechanical engineering A.V. Anilkumar received the Tennessee AIAA Special Award...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research

VUIIS to host NCI’s Cancer Imaging Camp in 2012 & 2013

Nov. 19, 2010—The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) has been selected to host the Cancer Imaging Camp, run by program staff of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI), in 2012 and 2013. The Cancer Research Imaging Camp workshop is a special weeklong intensive course on in vivo imaging technique designed for...

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Biomedical Engineering News Research

New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

Nov. 18, 2010—Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tapping the new and rapidly growing field of “neurophotonics” to overcome one the biggest technical...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research