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Vanderbilt computer scientist receives NSF CAREER Award to design decision procedures for societal-scale cyber-physical systems

Feb. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt University computer scientist Abhishek Dubey has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to design online decision procedures for societal-scale cyber-physical systems such as traffic networks, emergency response systems and power grids that are the critical infrastructure of  communities. The prestigious five-year award honors early career faculty who have the potential to serve as role...

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor wins NSF early career award to support tissue engineering research

Feb. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt University engineering professor Jonathan Brunger has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to understand how cells and biomaterials can work together to improve tissue regeneration. The prestigious five-year award honors early career faculty who have the potential to serve as role models in research and education and lead advances in their fields. The grant for...

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7 Questions with Corey Thomas: President, CEO, Director of Rapid7

Feb. 14, 2023—Infinite possibilities drew Corey Thomas, BE ’98, to technology. Infinite curiosity fueled his interest, obsession even, with organizational behavior and the business side of technology. Rapid7, a cybersecurity tech firm based in Boston, has benefited from the combination of the two since 2008, when the founders hired Corey as SVP of marketing and sales. He...

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Lego robot building, wood glider competitions to highlight 2023 E-Week activities

Feb. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt engineering students will showcase their ingenuity through some challenging–but fun–competitions and events during National Engineers Week February 20-24. All events will take place in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium. The Engineering Council pulls the week together each year with help from student organizations. This year, sponsoring organizations include Engineers Without Borders, VandyHacks, VUSat, National Society...

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Peter Cummings named as a member of the National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt scholar Peter T. Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, emeritus, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  In an announcement released February 7, 2023, the Academy cited Cummings for his “simulation-based solutions to chemical engineering problems, and for innovations and leadership in modeling and computational nanoscience.” Cummings spent 20...

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Vanderbilt supercharges its computer science program

Feb. 9, 2023—By Lucas Johnson In the early months of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was scrambling university budgets and hiring plans across the country, Vanderbilt saw a golden opportunity to catapult its rapidly growing computer science program into the upper ranks of this booming field. In September of that year, the university launched Destination Vanderbilt,...

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Piran Kidambi receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant to further quest for first-ever high-res imaging of live viruses

Feb. 8, 2023—Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded a grant to further his research into capturing high-resolution images of live viruses in tissues. The three-year grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Frontiers of Imaging is one of 20 awarded worldwide with the aim of revolutionizing the study of viruses, human health and...

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Team of Vanderbilt experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries

Feb. 7, 2023—Project will be led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Nabil Simaan, a globally renowned expert in robotic surgery A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. The project will...

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