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Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute is hosting free AI Summer workshop

Apr. 6, 2023—The Data Science Institute is offering a free summer workshop designed to help researchers, educators, and students gain a deep understanding of the latest AI technologies and techniques, specifically deep learning and transformers, and how they can be used to solve a variety of problems. Generative AI has exploded since the release of ChatGPT in November....

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Vanderbilt Engineering Professor Emeritus Richard Shiavi dies at age 80

Apr. 5, 2023—Richard Shiavi, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emeritus and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, has died at the age of 80. Shiavi passed away on Friday, March 31, surrounded by his family. Shiavi joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1972. For 20 years, he was active in biomedical engineering research at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in...

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Innovative engineering method could help defang COVID-19 virus of its spike proteins, leading to new prevention options

Apr. 5, 2023—Two Vanderbilt engineering professors could revolutionize the treatment of COVID-19 and related viral infections through research using nanotechnology to remove spike proteins from the viruses. Michael R. King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Zhenjiang Zhang, research assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, discuss the innovative approach in their...

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Abkowitz leads campus research project on pedestrian safety; volunteers with smart watches needed

Apr. 3, 2023—In partnership with design firm Gresham Smith, a team of Vanderbilt researchers from the university and medical center are deploying groundbreaking technology to increase pedestrian safety and comfort on campus. Mark Abkowitz, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering, is leading the project.  This is being accomplished using smart watches that record an individual’s heart rate...

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Learn more about chatbots at a free student-organized AI conference April 8

Mar. 30, 2023—An upcoming free, one-day conference on emerging technologies will focus on artificial intelligence and feature talks by top experts from, CGI, and Vandersall Collective, among others. The event is open to the public and offers raffle prizes and networking opportunities. Emerge 2023: I, Chatbot is Saturday, April 8, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m....

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Harris, Young elected as new AIMBE fellows

Mar. 30, 2023—Two Vanderbilt engineering faculty members have been elected to the 2023 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). They are: Paul Harris, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics, was selected for “pioneering contributions in biomedical data collection, standardization and cloud-based systems that support machine learning.” Jamey...

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International collaboration yields breakthrough that could revolutionize computing technologies

Mar. 28, 2023—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have made a significant advancement in understanding the correlation of the vibrational patterns of atoms at the level of chemical bonds in conducting materials silicon and graphene. Vibrational spectroscopy of substitutional Si impurities in graphene with different bonding configurations. (Image by UCAS) Atomic...

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Adams accepts invitation to join Springer Nature U.S. Research Advisory Council to advise on future of research and research communication

Mar. 20, 2023—Douglas Adams, vice dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and associate provost in the Office of Research and Innovation, has been named a member of the Springer Nature U.S. Research Advisory Council. Springer Nature is an academic publishing company that includes leading publications such as the Nature portfolio journals and Scientific American. Adams will...

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