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Engineering researchers extend software-development efforts for sustainable microgrids through $2.5 million DoD project

Sep. 16, 2020—Gabor Karsai, professor of electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, is leading a $2.5 million project to develop advanced software to manage microgrids, the relatively small energy systems that rely on local energy generation and storage. This latest effort marks the continuation of an earlier project with the U.S. Department of...

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George E. Cook, engineering associate dean, emeritus, dies

Sep. 15, 2020—George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. He was 82. Cook received his undergraduate degree in 1960 and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1965 at Vanderbilt. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1961....

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Vanderbilt engineers extend popular online MATLAB course into a new series

Sep. 15, 2020—Building on the exceptional success of their 2015 massive open online course (MOOC), “Introduction to Programming with MATLAB,” Mike Fitzpatrick, professor emeritus of computer science, and Akos Ledeczi, professor of computer engineering, are adding new courses to create an extended series. Fitzpatrick and Ledeczi have teamed up with Jack Noble, assistant professor of electrical engineering,...

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Engineering School is No. 37 in 2021 U.S. News undergraduate program rankings

Sep. 14, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 37 in the U.S. News & World Report’s  2021 Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Brown University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Virginia. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where the...

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Engineering school announces 2020 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Sep. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Robert D. Finfrock Jr. and James L. Johnson Jr. have been named Distinguished Alumni and Professor Eugene LeBoeuf has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be celebrated at the school’s Board of Visitors virtual meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. A March ceremony honoring the 2020 members...

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Vanderbilt leads $5 million project to revolutionize neurodiverse employment through AI

Sep. 10, 2020—NSF grant aligns with school’s Inclusion Engineering focus The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace. The significant federal...

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Bell siblings reflect Vanderbilt’s culture of innovation

Sep. 9, 2020—By Jenna Somers Charleson Bell Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering and National Science Foundation I-Corps consultant at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, and Charreau Bell, senior data scientist at the Data Science Institute, share a lot in common. They are siblings, business partners, innovators and entrepreneurs. As a power pair who has...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters launch challenge to expand opportunities for engineering undergraduates

Sep. 8, 2020—Donors aim to grow endowment to $1M with matching campaign  A $1 million matching gift challenge by a donor is marking the tenth anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering. This scholarship was established in 2010 to recognize the life and leadership of Kyser Miree, BE’09, a magna cum laude...

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