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Vanderbilt engineers lead world forum on electronics-damaging radiation

Jul. 17, 2006—Your iPod may be a fine example of technical wizardry, but it’s no match for a cosmic ray. That’s not a hypothetical problem or even peculiar to iPods. A random cosmic ray can shut down a whole computer system if it hits just right, and even background radiation can cause computer systems to falter. Cosmic...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Vanderbilt recognizes Engineering faculty, staff achievements

May. 9, 2006—Dean Kenneth F. Galloway of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2006 academic year. The awards were given during a May 9 ceremony in Featheringill Hall at Vanderbilt. The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in...

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Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt engineers to help Air Force use Global Information Grid

May. 1, 2006—Frustrated with cell phone dead zones, busy signals, e-mail spam, endless voice mail loops and other exasperating aspects of technology? Now, imagine the plight of a soldier needing quick information in a life-or-death scenario who has to deal with the same issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on software to harness the powers of the Global...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Mahadevan receives Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

Apr. 7, 2006—Sankaran Mahadeven received Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award during the Spring Faculty Assembly held at Vanderbilt April 6. The award, created in 2000 upon former Chancellor Wyatt’s retirement, recognizes accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines. Mahadevan, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, has director of the National Science...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Mechanical engineering major receives Fulbright Scholarship

Apr. 4, 2006—Michael Cannamela, a Vanderbilt senior mechanical engineering and German major, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2006-07. Cannamela will conduct research on thickness distribution optimization in incremental sheet forming at the Westfaelische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He is one of 15 Vanderbilt finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar program, and the number of...

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Mechanical Engineering News Research


Johnson receives Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award

Apr. 3, 2006—James A. Johnson, director of program management for Kellogg Brown & Root’s Government and Infrastructure Unit, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Johnson graduated from the School of Engineering in 1963 with a degree in civil engineering. After earning a master of science in civil...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Recent U.S. News Rankings

Mar. 6, 2006—Six Vanderbilt graduate engineering programs were ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to the 2005 U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of leading graduate and professional schools. Biomedical engineering led Vanderbilt engineering programs with a rank of 19th, up one place from last year’s ranking. Other engineering programs in the top...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt engineers lead unmanned space craft software initiative

Mar. 1, 2006—Since there will be no human pilots on the unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous space craft of the future, the computers flying them will have to be pretty darned smart. Maybe even a few orders of magnitude smarter than the ones running “smart” equipment these days. This summer Vanderbilt engineering researchers kicked off a $5...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


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