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Vanderbilt research on nuclear safety offers new pathways for clean energy, leads to industry awards

Aug. 10, 2022—Two leading energy companies that used a Vanderbilt-pioneered process to develop safer nuclear reactors received a prestigious technology award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in June. A team led by Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, worked in collaboration with EPRI to develop a “safety-in-design” methodology that was adopted...

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Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism & Innovation wins NSF grant to support neurodiverse engineering students in their education, careers

Aug. 4, 2022—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism & Innovation, working in partnership with Fisk University, has won a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a system of programs to support neurodiverse students in engineering majors and careers. The Autism Self-advocacy Center for Equity and Neurodiversity in Engineering (A-SCENE) at...

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Artificial intelligence researchers win international “social good” award for tool designed to optimize childhood vaccinations in Nigeria

Jul. 29, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt computer scientists, working in collaboration with Google Research and a global aid organization, HelpMum, received top honors in the “social good” category for a paper describing a new tool designed to optimize childhood health and wellness in Nigeria at the 2022 International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Institute for Software...

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Janey Camp to lead Vanderbilt Engineering center focused on transportation research

Jul. 28, 2022—Janey Camp has been named the director of the Vanderbilt Engineering Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) where interdisciplinary groups work on a variety of transportation and infrastructure resilience projects using groundbreaking applications and risk management practices. “It is an absolute honor to move into this leadership role for VECTOR at such an exciting time...

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Vanderbilt computer science professor seeks to make existing car systems smarter as part of $6 million NSF grant

Jul. 27, 2022—Jonathan Sprinkle, a computer science professor at Vanderbilt University, is among seven principal investigators using a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a new way to engineer cyber-physical systems (CPS). Examples of CPSs—which involve algorithms, networks and physical components—include smart power grids, implantable medical devices and transportation technology such as self-driving...

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Simaan tapped as co-editor of IEEE special issue on surgical robots

Jul. 27, 2022—Mechanical Engineering Professor Nabil Simaan was named a co-editor of a special issue on surgical robotics for Proceedings of the IEEE. The July 2022 special issue, “Surgical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine,” provides a research overview of the major applications and enabling technologies in the growing field of surgical robotics. In the 15 years since...

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Sanjiv Gokhale named Engineering Endowed Director of Construction Management

Jul. 11, 2022—Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of the practice of civil engineering and longtime director of the Construction Management graduate program, has been named the Engineering Endowed Director of Construction Management, effective July 1, 2022. Gokhale joined the Vanderbilt civil engineering faculty as a visiting associate professor in 2001. In 2003, he was appointed associate professor of the...

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Vanderbilt named No. 1 in Fortune’s 2022 Best Online Master’s in Computer Science Programs

Jul. 11, 2022—The online master’s program in the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science ranked No. 1 in Fortune magazine’s inaugural survey of online CS graduate programs. The 2022 list was released July 8. Fortune ranked 13 online CS master’s across the U.S. based on three components: selectivity (50%); successful completion (30%); and demand (20%).  Vanderbilt’s 30 credit-hour program had one...

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