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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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Gore tapped for prestigious lecture named for MRI co-inventor Lauterbur

Jun. 1, 2021—The relatively brief history of medical MRI is riddled with failed predictions, according to University Professor John Gore, founding director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Bold statements about the optimal magnetic field and the limits of magnet strength were way off. In 1982 one researcher concluded MRI was useful for imaging the...

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Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond visits Vanderbilt, laying groundwork for future partnership

May. 27, 2021—United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond visited Vanderbilt University to learn about the pioneering aerospace engineering projects at the university’s research institutes and trans-institutional programs. The visit also presented areas for collaboration with the newest independent service of the U.S. military. After an introduction by Vice Chancellor for...

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Computer engineering alum was entrepreneur, Vanderbilt supporter

May. 20, 2021—Allen X. Romero, BE’99, an entrepreneur and consultant, died May 16, 2021, as a result of a hit-and-run accident in Great Falls, Virginia. Romero, 43, of McLean, Virginia, was the founder of Hang Local Labs, Inc. in 2011, a mission-based U.S. company engaged in the research, design, development, marketing and sales of the Hang Local...

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Class of 2021: Computer science student helps strengthen nonprofits through infrastructure software

May. 13, 2021—By Brenda Ellis When other kids were playing video games, James Raubenheimer was building them. Later, as a youngster, a game development book inspired him to edit games he’d already built. “It was insanely great. I even got one on the App Store.” James is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics and...

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Work named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May. 12, 2021—Daniel Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow. He is one of nine highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty in the 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellow cohort, which will meet as a group during their two-year fellowships to exchange ideas on teaching and research and engage in academic leadership...

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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2021 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2021—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2021 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. A video is here. Samantha Avery Speer of Westlake Village, California, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. She is graduating with a bachelor of science degree as a double major in computer science and mathematics...

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Dean Fauchet announces 2021 annual awards and faculty promotions

May. 11, 2021—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of engineering faculty members May 11 at the final faculty meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. He also announced four additional school awards. Eric Barth and Haoxiang Luo in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have been promoted to full professor with tenure. Four faculty members have been promoted to associate...

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