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Vanderbilt’s online MATLAB course is a top MOOC

Sep. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt’s free online course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB on Coursera, is ranked No. 15 out of thousands of MOOCs (massive open online course) and remains one of the Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, rated by Class Central, a search engine and review site for MOOCs. Class Central recently updated its list of Top...

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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 14, 2018—Larry Dowdy, 66, professor of computer science and computer engineering, emeritus, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Dowdy joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1981. He retired as an emeritus faculty member in 2014. He served as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science from 1995 to 1998, and as Vanderbilt Dean...

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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt University Sept. 19–20. Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19,...

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The quantum computing race is on; IBM leader at engineering school Sept. 20

Sep. 11, 2018—Robert Sutor leads a cross-disciplinary team at IBM that has created industry’s first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science. Today, IBM Q has close to 100,000 users within a network of Fortune 500 companies, universities and startups that collaborate with IBM Research to advance quantum computing. Computer scientists say superfast quantum computers...

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Engineering is 38th in 2019 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Sep. 10, 2018—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 38 in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Arizona State University, Brown University, University of Virginia, and Washington University-St. Louis. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where...

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Rehab engineering team takes second place and $20,000 at pitch competition

Sep. 5, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt School of Engineering entrepreneurs took home second place and $20,000 in startup funds at the recent 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition, part of an annual high profile entrepreneurship conference that draws from across the southeast. Synchro Motion LLC is developing a smart prosthetic ankle that anticipates users’ movements and adjusts to stairs, steep...

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Solaster, Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems to collaborate on blockchain R&D to solve health care challenges

Aug. 30, 2018—Engineers in Vanderbilt University’s  Institute for Software Integrated Systems will collaborate with health care company Solaster to implement blockchain technology. The partners will create open-source tools to facilitate the safe, secure exchange of health care data, launching a production-ready platform based on Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7FHIR) universal health data standard....

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Fauchet announces new roles, responsibilities in dean’s office

Aug. 28, 2018—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, has announced a new structure for his office with a number of colleagues taking on new roles and responsibilities. “These decisions reflect thoughtful review of our goals, especially our plans for strategic initiatives and growth, and more effective use of the school’s tremendous...

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