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Bodenheimer is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception

Oct. 4, 2021—Bobby Bodenheimer has been named Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Applied Perception. His term as editor is Aug. 1, 2021, to July 31, 2024. The journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific publication covering interdisciplinary computer science topics relevant to psychology and perception. All journal papers incorporate both perceptual and computer science components. The journal is published by the...

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Vanderbilt and University of Tennessee-Knoxville win NSF Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant

Sep. 30, 2021—Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, and Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have won a Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant from the National Science Foundation. Jonathan M. Gilligan (Vanderbilt University) Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) With a grant of nearly $150,000, they and researchers from the University...

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Vanderbilt chapter advisor, student leaders win 2021 ASCE awards

Sep. 29, 2021—Professor Lori Troxel has received the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. The award goes to faculty advisors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support to their ASCE student chapter. She is one of two recipients nationwide. Lexi Revis, BE’21, the conference planning chair of the 2021 ASCE Southeast Student Conference,...

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Biden nominates engineering alum Ashish Vazirani to deputy undersecretary role at Department of Defense

Sep. 28, 2021—Ashish Vazirani, BE ’86, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness at the Department of Defense. Vazirani’s nomination was sent to the Senate Sept. 27. Vazirani is the principal of A2O Strategies LLC where he provides advisory services to commercial and non-profit, high...

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Faculty Innovator: Michael Goldfarb shows that taking the first step is possible

Sep. 24, 2021—Goldfarb (Vanderbilt) Using robotics to help individuals walk seemed like something out of a science fiction film until Michael Goldfarb and members of his lab made it a reality. Goldfarb, co-director of the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology and H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, knew from a young age that he...

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Vanderbilt-led team selected by NSF Convergence Accelerator to continue developing predictive technology against biothreats

Sep. 23, 2021—Professor Janos Sztipanovits’ “Computing the Biome” convergent research team has been awarded a $5 million cooperative agreement to advance to phase 2 of the National Science Foundation’s 2020 Convergence Accelerator program. His team is developing technology to detect biological threats and predict disease outbreaks in major U.S. cities. Janos Sztipanovits (Daniel Dubois) “The Computing the...

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Two Vanderbilt biomedical engineers lead top academic societies in their fields

Sep. 21, 2021—Two outstanding women scholars in the same Vanderbilt engineering department have been elected presidents of prestigious national academic societies. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is president-elect of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics that serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries. Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the professional home for biomedical engineering and...

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Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Sep. 20, 2021—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is the new president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She will start her term at the society’s 2021 annual meeting Oct. 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Reinhart-King will serve one year as president-elect, two years as the society’s president, and one year as past...

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