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Engineering Professor Bennett Landman is a 2022 SPIE Fellow

Jan. 18, 2022—Bennett Landman, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his achievements in medical image processing with robust and scalable methods for large-scale data analysis. SPIE has announced 58 new Fellows of the Society for 2022 who...

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Vanderbilt-developed gunshot detection technology leads to arrest in Las Vegas shooting

Jan. 10, 2022—Janos Sallai, PhD’08, is company’s chief technology officer Gunshot detection technology developed by Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by a longtime research partner recently helped lead to an arrest in a fatal shooting in Las Vegas. Within seconds of the first shot in late August 2021, 16 sensors located along the Freemont Street Experience pedestrian mall...

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Three engineering classes available to youth in 2022 Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Dec. 20, 2021—High school students who want to explore engineering will find three courses of interest in the 2022 Summer Academy offered by the Vanderbilt Program for Talented Youth. The application priority window opens January 6. More may be offered as course availability is updated on a weekly basis beginning March 1. Click here to learn more. The...

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Alumni cybersecurity startup receives new grants, accolades

Dec. 13, 2021—Alumni-founded ARMS Cyber recently earned a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the U.S. Air Force and the grand prize in a tech startup competition hosted by VetsinTech and JPMorgan Chase. ARMS Cyber is a cybersecurity company that proactively eliminates zero-day attacks, which target software security vulnerabilities before developers have the opportunity to patch them. Brad Potteiger, MS’16, PhD’19, Tim Potteiger, MS’17, and Michael Bryant, MBA’12, are the co-founders. The one-year Phase II STTR grant...

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EE student connects with The Wond’ry in designing African language app to connect with native roots

Dec. 2, 2021—During his winter break in 2020, sophomore engineering student Wenitte Apiou was struck with an idea that stemmed from his native African roots. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, where Apiou grew up, the national language is French. After moving to the U.S., Apiou realized he hadn’t had the opportunity to learn his family’s native languages,...

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Engineering Professor Yaqiong Xu was a gifted scholar and devoted mentor

Dec. 2, 2021—Yaqiong Xu, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, has died after a long-term illness. She died Oct. 30 in China, where she had returned to be with her family. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Engineering’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, Featheringill...

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10th annual VISE symposium features keynote on heart ‘digital twins’

Nov. 29, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public....

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Vanderbilt researchers join exclusive global effort to speed breakthrough in depression treatment

Nov. 17, 2021—Project to build end-to-end model of depression capturing biological factors, quantifiable biometrics and behavioral measures Vanderbilt researchers have been selected by Wellcome Leap as one of 12 global teams to develop an integrated model of depression and to identify biologically effective treatment in an accelerated timeframe. A key goal is rapid, targeted intervention and selection...

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