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Notable neuroscientist is keynote speaker for Vanderbilt’s 11th annual surgery and engineering symposium

Nov. 28, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...

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How families can develop productive rules for screen time

Nov. 22, 2022—With the holidays quickly approaching, there’s one item that nearly every kid wants: a mobile phone or tablet equipped with the latest games and social apps. That prospect can be scary for adults, especially those who are considering entrusting younger children with a digital device for the first time. Pamela Wisniewski, an expert in adolescent...

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Vanderbilt researchers explore AI technology to help optimize Nashville emergency services

Nov. 14, 2022—When leaders from Nashville’s fire department and emergency management services began participating in a yearlong series of community engagement discussions with faculty experts from Vanderbilt University in September of 2021 they weren’t sure what to expect. What they did know is that—like nearly every city at that time—they were experiencing significant headwinds coming from two...

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Vanderbilt researchers develop app that promotes shared responsibility between parents and teens to manage family online safety and privacy

Nov. 9, 2022—For parents and teenagers alike, technology is a two-way street. Parents often rely on adolescents for help navigating new digital devices. At the same time, they are often quick to impose restrictive controls intended to keep their children safe online. To help resolve these tensions, Vanderbilt researchers, with collaborators from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte...

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Vice Provost Raghavan named Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Nov. 7, 2022—Padma Raghavan, Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for research and innovation, has been named a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering. The promotion is effective Oct. 25, 2022. Raghavan joined Vanderbilt as a vice provost and professor of computer science in 2016. Before joining Vanderbilt, Raghavan served as the associate vice president...

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Vanderbilt engineering team wins $20,000 Internet of Things (IoT) challenge

Nov. 4, 2022—Four engineering juniors won $20,000 for EcoBuddy, a monitoring device that reports a car’s performance to its driver, and $10,000 in Keysight test equipment to Vanderbilt University. The team placed third in the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2022, sponsored by Keysight Technologies, a Santa Clara, California-based company that manufactures electronics test and measurement equipment and software....

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Engineering researcher Catie Chang harnesses the power of computational analysis to gain new insights into how the brain works

Oct. 27, 2022—Advances in neuroimaging over the past 25 years have ushered in nothing short of a revolution in technology for understanding the human brain. These new technologies have opened broad vistas for scientists, from being able to pinpoint regions of the brain responsible for various functions and behaviors to targeting new treatments for illnesses ranging from...

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No. 1-ranked online master’s in computer science augments Vanderbilt’s tech offerings

Oct. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s online master’s degree program in computer science is quickly making a name for itself — and drawing increased interest from a wide array of working professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of digital technology. Since the program began in 2019, it has attracted students from industries such as banking and finance, manufacturing, entertainment,...

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