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Researchers to test wearable tech to detect problem behaviors in children with disabilities and offer intervention strategies

Oct. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have won a National Science Foundation grant to use wearable technologies to detect problem behaviors in children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and offer strategies to protect them from potential harm. Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at increased risk of showing problem behavior that expose them to being...

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Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename a design lab in professor’s honor

Oct. 26, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering have launched an initiative to renovate and rename a biomedical engineering design lab in honor of BME professor Matthew Walker III. Walker, a professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died unexpectedly April 24, 2021, at...

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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture

Oct. 25, 2021—Yilu Liu led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network or FNET and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids. Liu was named an IEEE Fellow in 2003 and she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 for innovations in electric power grid monitoring, situational awareness,...

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Two virtual seminars offered in November for students, postdocs interested in STEM public policy careers

Oct. 25, 2021—Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8. On Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT, STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy are encouraged to register for the “Science Policy Careers...

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Vanderbilt engineering, U.S. Army educational partnership highlighted at 2021 Corps Innovation Summit

Oct. 25, 2021—The 2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation Summit runs virtually today through Friday and features a Vanderbilt School of Engineering presentation about the programs in the educational partnership between the school and the Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center. The summit showcases USACE innovations from both R&D and applied practices as well as innovations in human capital and business...

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Data Science Institute Summer Research Program info session for undergraduates is Nov. 9

Oct. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute will host an information session for undergraduate students interested in data science research on Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. CT. The virtual event will feature a program overview, how to find a mentor, tips for submitting a standout application, and a panel of prior student participants for a...

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Novel advanced light design and fabrication process could revolutionize sensing technologies

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt and Penn State engineers have developed a novel approach to design and fabricate thin-film infrared light sources with near-arbitrary spectral output driven by heat, along with a machine learning methodology called inverse design that reduced the optimization time for these devices from weeks or months on a multi-core computer to a few minutes on...

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BME alumnus Ash Jayagopal named Chief Scientific Officer of Opus Genetics

Oct. 21, 2021—Opus Genetics, a patient-focused gene therapy company developing treatments for orphan inherited retinal diseases, has announced a key appointment to its founding executive team. Ash Jayagopal has joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer. Jayagopal, BE’03, MS’05, PhD’08, is a biomedical engineering graduate who also served as an assistant professor in the departments of ophthalmology...

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