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October, 2012

Biswas appointed to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada committee

Oct. 31, 2012—The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), a federal agency which administers funding for university-based research, has appointed Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, to a three-year term as a member of the Computer Science Evaluation Group. In this role, Biswas will participate in the peer review process devoting...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt engineers featured in Wired article on product failure

Oct. 31, 2012—Today’s manufacturing companies face a significant challenge as they work to balance the demands of the marketplace for better performing products against the need to bring new products to market faster, cheaper and with greater reliability than ever before. This month’s issue of Wired magazine features an article addressing this challenge and discusses how computational...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Engineers’ exoskeleton promises a new degree of independence for people with paraplegia

Oct. 30, 2012—The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt plays role in contests to build Marine combat vehicle

Oct. 30, 2012—FANG stands for Fast, Adaptive, Next-Generation Ground Vehicle and it’s a challenge. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched FANG Challenges, a set of three next-generation military vehicle design competitions with up to $4 million in prizes to build a new amphibious combat vehicle specifically for the Marine Corps. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Build an iPhone app, design a Rube Goldberg contraption on Engineering Day Nov. 8

Oct. 29, 2012—VandyMobile, a student-led apps team, will help students take a napkin-sketch idea to the Apple App Store or somewhere in between during Engineering Day Nov. 8. The app building seminar is one of four activities in Featheringill Hall to celebrate E-Day. “We want to provide engineering students the opportunity to have some fun, socialize and...

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News


Vanderbilt spinoff company adds to local high-tech growth

Oct. 26, 2012—Neurotargeting, LLC has been awarded a three-year $2.7 million grant to continue development of an integrated solution for the treatment and management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. The Nashville company was founded in October 2007 by two Vanderbilt University engineers and a...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


State’s high-tech challenge: Turn Tennessee Valley into a Silicon Valley

Oct. 24, 2012—Securing the future of Tennessee-based technology endeavors requires stronger appreciation and support for scientific research and development within the state, says Janos Sztipanovits, director of Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. With about $15 million in grants under contract each year, Sztipanovits stresses that even though ISIS is “very much in the forefront” in key...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Online store VUSEgear offers engineering school merchandise

Oct. 17, 2012—VUSEgear, an online store for Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (VUSE) merchandise, launches today with a grand opening discount of 20 percent savings on all items through Nov. 1. The effort to offer an online store began months ago and is a response to alumni requests for more engineering merchandise because the Vanderbilt bookstore, Barnes...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science General Engineering Mechanical Engineering News


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