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September, 2012

Google Research Award goes to engineering team for pinpoint location accuracy using smartphones

Sep. 28, 2012—A novel approach to improve location information to centimeter scale accuracy using the global positioning system has earned a Google Research Award for an engineering professor and his team. The approach being developed by computer engineering associate professor Akos Ledeczi, graduate student Will Hedgecock, research scientist Peter Volgyesi, and visiting scholar, professor Miklos Maroti, uses...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Higgins, BE ‘97 appointed to Engineering Alumni Council

Sep. 28, 2012—Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Nashville-based architectural and engineering firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc., has been appointed to the Vanderbilt University Engineering Alumni Council (EAC). Higgins will work on the EAC to serve as an ambassador, promote Vanderbilt engineering education and serve as an alumni representative to the faculty and staff. He...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering


Engineering Career Day hits record attendance for students and companies

Sep. 27, 2012—The number of job seekers and students searching for internships hit a record high at 540 during today’s Engineering and Information Technology Career Day in the Student Life Center ballrooms. “This is the highest student attendance of any of our Industry Career Days (ICDs) since we switched to industry-specific events from a single university job...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Vanderbilt engineers play role in Tennessee climate change report

Sep. 25, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Memphis and the Tennessee Department of Health in a new...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


ISIS software project receives $17.2M contract from DARPA

Sep. 24, 2012—The Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems has been awarded a $17.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate the Android Mobile Middleware Objects (AMMO2) project. The contract was announced Sept. 19. Sandeep Neema, research associate professor of electrical engineering, is the principal investigator. The AMMO project team is developing...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Schmidt to offer online computer science class through Coursera

Sep. 20, 2012—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Program, will teach “Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software” in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera. Vanderbilt University announced yesterday it will make an institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt University to offer free courses online through Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University will make its first institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of its leading faculty members in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera. “Partnering with Coursera will allow Vanderbilt to move forward with our digital learning strategy while leveraging the university’s existing strengths—our unique on-campus experience; our culture...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Memorial service for Tomlinson Fort is Sept. 23

Sep. 18, 2012—A memorial service for Tomlinson Fort Jr., Centennial Professor of Chemical Engineering Emeritus, will be held at Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Visitation with the family will follow at 3 p.m. Fort, 80, died Sept. 13 in Franklin, Tenn. Tomlinson Fort Fort joined the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1989 as...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News


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