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Vanderbilt, Trilogy Education to launch first Coding Boot Camp

Sep. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Trilogy Education have announced the launch of the Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp, an intensive web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals in Nashville. Developed in partnership with the Owen Graduate School of Management and the School of Engineering, the Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp teaches the front-end and back-end skills...

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Vanderbilt’s online MATLAB course is a top MOOC

Sep. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt’s free online course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB on Coursera, is ranked No. 15 out of thousands of MOOCs (massive open online course) and remains one of the Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, rated by Class Central, a search engine and review site for MOOCs. Class Central recently updated its list of Top...

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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 14, 2018—Larry Dowdy, 66, professor of computer science and computer engineering, emeritus, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Dowdy joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1981. He retired as an emeritus faculty member in 2014. He served as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science from 1995 to 1998, and as Vanderbilt Dean...

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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt University Sept. 19–20. Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19,...

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The quantum computing race is on; IBM leader at engineering school Sept. 20

Sep. 11, 2018—Robert Sutor leads a cross-disciplinary team at IBM that has created industry’s first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science. Today, IBM Q has close to 100,000 users within a network of Fortune 500 companies, universities and startups that collaborate with IBM Research to advance quantum computing. Computer scientists say superfast quantum computers...

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Engineering is 38th in 2019 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Sep. 10, 2018—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 38 in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Arizona State University, Brown University, University of Virginia, and Washington University-St. Louis. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where...

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Data Science Institute hosts ‘Visual Trumpery’ seminar and workshop

Sep. 9, 2018—Alberto Cairo (Wikipedia) The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute will host Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, for a seminar on Thursday, Sept. 20, and a workshop on Friday, Sept. 21, in Wilson Hall, Room 103. Cairo is bringing his “Visual Trumpery” national tour to Vanderbilt to discuss misleading graphics...

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Rehab engineering team takes second place and $20,000 at pitch competition

Sep. 5, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt School of Engineering entrepreneurs took home second place and $20,000 in startup funds at the recent 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition, part of an annual high profile entrepreneurship conference that draws from across the southeast. Synchro Motion LLC is developing a smart prosthetic ankle that anticipates users’ movements and adjusts to stairs, steep...

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