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Phase change materials may free up valuable real estate for optical data transmission

Nov. 21, 2018—New research into the phase-changing capabilities of vanadium dioxide and infrared properties of hexagonal boron nitride holds promise for faster, more efficient optical data transmission, particularly in big data “farms” where thousands of computers must communicate to provide answers. A team composed of researchers from Vanderbilt University, the University of Georgia and Kansas State University...

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Online platform assures cyber-physical systems research is legit, results don’t disappear

Nov. 16, 2018—Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University) Computer scientists from around the globe are using a one-stop shop to find research results that could help them move the field of cyber-physical systems forward, improving the relationships between humans, computers and the physical world that can make life safer, energy-efficient and more convenient. Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated...

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Find the problem, define the mission, give back – Relode founders share story at Chambers Lecture

Nov. 12, 2018—Matt Tant and Joe Christopher both graduated from Vanderbilt. They are mission-focused, share a strong faith and believe in paying it forward. Together they founded Relode, a health care staffing platform with growing traction and a successful $12 million Series A round. But they could not be more different. And that, they say, is a...

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Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy

Nov. 1, 2018—Google may not know whether you’ve been bad or good but it knows when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake. If you use an Android device with the Chrome browser running, the tech giant knows whether you are traveling by foot or car, where you shop, how often you use your Starbucks app and when...

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Former Commodores, now successful startup co-founders, to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture Nov. 8

Oct. 31, 2018—Matt Tant is a health care staffing industry veteran. In 2010, Tant and Joe Christopher co-founded the health care technology staffing firm HCTech and would go on to launch Brentwood, Tennessee-based Relode, a crowd-sourced recruiting platform in 2015. A Vanderbilt University graduate with a degree in human organizational development, Tant was a four-year letterman with...

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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 16, 2018—Bradley Malin, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Formerly called the Institute of Medicine, the NAM was established in 1970 as the health arm of the National Academies. Both an honorific membership organization and an...

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Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

Oct. 15, 2018—More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned career paths. A record number of students took part in the Summer Research Program, which undergraduates and their faculty mentors say provides opportunities they cannot get in...

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