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New $20 million AI Institute targets engaged learning and education

Jul. 29, 2021—Multi-institute NSF-funded project to create AI tools to radically improve STEM learning  Vanderbilt University engineering and education faculty are part of a new $20 million research institute funded by the National Science Foundation that aims to create artificial intelligence tools to advance human learning and education. The NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning is one...

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NSF virtual expo this week highlights 3 major projects led by VUSE faculty

Jul. 26, 2021—Three ambitious, multidisciplinary projects led by Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty will be featured Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, during the NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021. The two-day virtual event will present 15-minute demonstrations of novel solutions that address big-scale societal challenges. The NSF-funded projects integrate disciplines and include industry partners from their...

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CS student’s Microsoft dissertation grant supports her vision disability research

Jul. 16, 2021—Computer science graduate student Haley A. Adams has been awarded a 2021 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She is one of 10 recipients in the United States and Canada who are underrepresented in the field of computing and pursuing research aligned to research areas carried out by Microsoft researchers. Microsoft aims to increase the pipeline of...

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BME, CS grad students receive DoD science and engineering graduate fellowships

Jul. 8, 2021—Two engineering doctoral students have received 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships. Sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported disciplines. Fellowship selections are made by the...

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$2.5 million NASA project will develop and test safety management for ‘air taxis’

Jun. 28, 2021—Multi-university team tackles safety systems for autonomous eVTOLs Vanderbilt engineers are part of a NASA-funded, multi-institution effort to develop safety systems for a mode of transportation that doesn’t exist yet—small, commercial, autonomous planes that move people by air between locations in large, crowded cities. The task is a formidable one with machine learning at its...

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Vanderbilt engineering alum named Acubed CEO

Jun. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Zsolt Lattmann, MS’10 and PhD’16 in electrical engineering, has been named CEO of Acubed, founded in 2015 as an innovation center of global aerospace leader Airbus. “Zsolt will bring to the CEO position his leadership experience at Acubed. His professional experience and his know-how in combining software and hardware solutions make him...

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Tran receives IEEE cyber-physical systems dissertation award

Jun. 23, 2021—Hoang-Dung Tran has received the 2021 IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award. The IEEE TCCPS dissertation award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations that have contributed significantly to the advancement of theory and/or applications in cyber-physical systems. The award consists of a plaque and a citation. Tran’s thesis ‘‘Verification of Learning-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems,’’...

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Eight CS majors tackle data science research projects with DSI fellowships

Jun. 16, 2021—Eight computer science majors are among two dozen undergraduates in the 2021 Vanderbilt Data Science Institute summer research program. The undergraduate fellows will engage in 10 weeks of research with their faculty mentor and enhance their data science skills through online workshops led by the data science team with a goal of becoming articulate leaders...

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