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Biden announces appointment of engineering alumnus to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Feb. 6, 2023—President Joe Biden announced Feb. 3 his intent to appoint Corey E. Thomas, BE’98, as one of 14 new members of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) advises the White House on the reliability, security, and preparedness of vital communications and information infrastructure. The new appointees will...

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Engineering professor applies eye tracking technology and machine learning algorithms to education and training environments

Feb. 3, 2023—By Lena Anthony First-year nursing students, U.S. Army soldiers and a middle school science class might seem very different at first glance. But when you consider the recent work of Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Gautam Biswas, the similarities become clear. Each group has been a test case for Biswas’ research, which collects multimodal data...

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Vanderbilt student engineering team’s steel-timber beam machine wins DOE national challenge

Jan. 31, 2023—An all-women team from Vanderbilt won a U.S. Department of Energy competition that offers the winner an internship at a DOE national laboratory. Engineering science students Arielle Kopp and Alexandra Filipova and civil engineering students Maggie Chudik and Jacqueline Quirke created a composite beam machine that makes steel-timber beams. Steel and cross-laminated timber beams provide...

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Churchwell recognized with national award for diversity achievement

Jan. 30, 2023—Dr. André L. Churchwell was honored with a Diamond Award for lifetime achievement in advancing diversity during a Not Alone Foundation celebration that brought together prominent leaders in business, education, entertainment, government and more at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Jan. 21. In addition, a new Diamond Award for diversity and inclusion...

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Sankaran Mahadevan receives ASCE’s George Winter Medal for contributions to engineering and the arts

Jan. 27, 2023—The American Society of Civil Engineers has honored Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan with the 2023 George Winter Award for technical contributions as a structural engineer, creativity as a professional musician, composer and teacher, and exemplary research in the fields of risk and reliability and machine learning. Mahadevan is the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of...

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Keivan Stassun appointed to National Science Board by President Joe Biden

Jan. 26, 2023—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, was appointed to the National Science Board by President Joe Biden on Jan. 13. The National Science Board created the National Science Foundation, which supports fundamental research and education in all the...

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Vanderbilt online master’s in computer science advances to new high in latest ranking

Jan. 24, 2023—Vanderbilt University’s online graduate program in computer science rose five places to No. 31 in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report ranking. It also ranked #18 in online master’s programs in computer science for veterans. The annual survey assesses online degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems and information technology...

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Vanderbilt engineer receives NSF award to develop neural analysis methodology

Jan. 18, 2023—Mikail Rubinov, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop new computational methods for analysis of large-scale brain activity data. The three-year project is funded by the NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). It was awarded alongside a companion project from the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation...

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