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Engineering emeritus professor honored with Women’s Center Mentoring Award

Mar. 30, 2022—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has named George M. Hornberger as a recipient of one of its five annual awards for 2022. Hornberger, University Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences, Emeritus, is one of three individuals this year to receive a Mentoring Award. The Mentoring Award honors a member of the...

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Data Science Institute to host ‘AI Summer’ to train researchers

Mar. 30, 2022—Have a hard drive full of sequential data like audio, text, images or even DNA, but you can’t figure out how to make the most of it? Have an innovative research solution or business objective in mind, but you’re stuck in a quagmire of summarizing data into a few condensed features? Need broad solutions that...

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Engineering graduate programs improve in 2023 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 29, 2022—Several programs in the School of Engineering improved in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.  The school’s civil engineering program ranked No. 40, up two spots. Materials engineering moved up four spots to earn a No. 60 ranking, and the environmental engineering program climbed to No. 45 from 49 last year....

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Justin Baba is associate director of Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt

Mar. 28, 2022—Justin Baba, research associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named associate director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt. In this new role, he will oversee educational programs. The center is focused on targeted educational programs for medical residents and fellows as well as graduate and undergraduate students and provides learning opportunities for area high...

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Vanderbilt engineering researchers use artificial intelligence to help basketball players improve their shots

Mar. 24, 2022—To shoot a basketball with precision requires countless hours of practice. Usually, this happens under the watchful eye of a coach, who can provide guidance on the right mechanics of each shot. Now, though, thanks to new research from Vanderbilt University, players may soon be able to use artificial intelligence technology to work on those...

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U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data

Mar. 22, 2022—by Paul Govern Earlier this month the All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants. “Thanks to its many research participants from all 50 states, All of Us...

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Civil engineering alumna is 92 with no plans to retire from MoDOT

Mar. 18, 2022—Editor’s note: This article is a compilation of an interview with Vanderbilt Engineering Communications and an NPR story by Kayla Drake, parts of which are republished with permission, that aired March 4, 2022, on St. Louis on the Air, KWMU St. Louis Public Radio. The Missouri Department of Transportation took a chance on Shirley Norris 45 years...

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Rubinov awarded $1.1M to study molecular underpinnings of human brain networks on a large scale

Mar. 17, 2022—Mikail Rubinov, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, computer science, psychiatry and psychology, has been awarded a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand the development and organization of brain networks, as well as their change in development and aging. Rubinov and his collaborators will link aspects of gene expression and...

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