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$8.8 million grant to overhaul evolution of complex software systems

Aug. 20, 2020—All software is not created equal. At one end are apps on a smartphone and consumer-facing programs for which periodic updates to fix bugs and security issues are routine, like replacing an air conditioning filter or getting an annual flu shot. At the other end are large, complex software systems such as software used in...

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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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