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Reinhart-King named University Distinguished Professor

Sep. 27, 2022—In recognition of her cutting-edge research and leadership in the field of biomedical engineering, Cynthia Reinhart-King has been named a University Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt’s highest faculty distinction. Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering, will now have an additional primary faculty appointment in the School of Medicine...

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Vanderbilt researcher selected to present at UN’s COP27 in Egypt

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, Nov. 15 at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Vanderbilt research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping...

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School of Engineering incoming class marks a new milestone with a majority of women

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering hit a record enrollment of 1,473 undergraduates for fall 2022, including a majority of first-year females and a growing number of first-year underrepresented minorities. In this year’s class, 50.1% of first-year engineering undergraduates are women; overall, 41.6% of the school’s undergraduates are female. In the case of URMs, they make...

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Graduate student enrollment in the School of Engineering reaches new high for fall 2022

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering continues to be the top choice for graduates and professionals seeking advancement based on an all-time high enrollment of 830 in its programs for fall 2022. Of the 830 students, 652 are in on-campus programs with 530 students enrolled in eight Ph.D. programs, the largest number ever, and 122 enrolled...

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Vanderbilt researcher receives $2.5 million NSF grant to establish Climate Leaders Academy

Sep. 23, 2022—Leah Dundon, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded a $2.5 million NSF grant to establish a Climate Leaders Academy at Vanderbilt that will support students learning about climate change from a range of perspectives and include participation at the annual United Nations climate change conferences, known as COPs. The Climate...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan wins international research award

Sep. 23, 2022—Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering and civil and environmental engineering professor, is the winner of the 2022 IASSAR Distinguished Research Award. The award is presented every four years to two eminent senior researchers by the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability at its quadrennial meeting. IASSAR promotes the study, research...

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Vanderbilt computer science professor leads DARPA project to improve machine learning

Sep. 21, 2022—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded funding to Soheil Kolouri, assistant professor of computer science, to seek ways to improve statistical modeling of machine learning systems’ outputs. The $875,000 grant, part of DARPA’s Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity on Enabling Confidence (EC), focuses on scalable methods to generate accurate statistical models for the...

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Executive Council established to lead engineering institute

Sep. 21, 2022—An Executive Council of senior engineering leaders has been created to oversee governance of the School of Engineering’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. “A substantial rise in the number of affiliated faculty, professional research staff, and students as well as growing significance of the Institute’s core research areas made it necessary to establish a governance...

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