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Vanderbilt-developed gunshot detection technology leads to arrest in Las Vegas shooting

Jan. 10, 2022—Janos Sallai, PhD’08, is company’s chief technology officer Gunshot detection technology developed by Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by a longtime research partner recently helped lead to an arrest in a fatal shooting in Las Vegas. Within seconds of the first shot in late August 2021, 16 sensors located along the Freemont Street Experience pedestrian mall...

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Three engineering classes available to youth in 2022 Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Dec. 20, 2021—High school students who want to explore engineering will find three courses of interest in the 2022 Summer Academy offered by the Vanderbilt Program for Talented Youth. The application priority window opens January 6. More may be offered as course availability is updated on a weekly basis beginning March 1. Click here to learn more. The...

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Game theory points to new DNA data privacy solutions

Dec. 17, 2021—by Paul Govern Information based biomedical discovery, in particular the push toward precision medicine, depends on open-ended analysis of de-identified data from patients and research participants on the largest possible scale. Sharing data while controlling the risk of data reidentification under privacy attack is vital to the enterprise. Zhiyu Wan Game theory indicates that only...

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Janey Camp to serve on Metro Nashville Stormwater Management Committee

Dec. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University engineering professor Janey Camp has been appointed to serve on the Stormwater Management Committee for Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Camp is a research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a licensed civil engineer in Tennessee. She has expertise in infrastructure resilience and flood mitigation and response strategies....

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Alumni cybersecurity startup receives new grants, accolades

Dec. 13, 2021—Alumni-founded ARMS Cyber recently earned a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the U.S. Air Force and the grand prize in a tech startup competition hosted by VetsinTech and JPMorgan Chase. ARMS Cyber is a cybersecurity company that proactively eliminates zero-day attacks, which target software security vulnerabilities before developers have the opportunity to patch them. Brad Potteiger, MS’16, PhD’19, Tim Potteiger, MS’17, and Michael Bryant, MBA’12, are the co-founders. The one-year Phase II STTR grant...

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VU engineering alumnus named 2023 Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 10, 2021—Aaron Niederman, BS’20, has been named to the 2023 class of Schwarzman Scholars. He is one of 151 scholars chosen from more than 3,000 applicants representing 33 countries and 106 universities. The Schwarzman Scholars Program, among the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, brings together the best minds from around the world to study the economic,...

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John Hall, devoted Vanderbilt alumnus and trustee emeritus, has died

Dec. 3, 2021—John R. Hall, BE’55, a champion for education and trustee emeritus whose deep devotion to Vanderbilt earned him the nickname “Kentucky Commodore,” died Nov. 25 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 88 years old. Hall’s accomplishments at Vanderbilt began on the Commodores football team as the university’s first Academic All-American and continued throughout his lifetime, including...

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EE student connects with The Wond’ry in designing African language app to connect with native roots

Dec. 2, 2021—During his winter break in 2020, sophomore engineering student Wenitte Apiou was struck with an idea that stemmed from his native African roots. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, where Apiou grew up, the national language is French. After moving to the U.S., Apiou realized he hadn’t had the opportunity to learn his family’s native languages,...

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