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Akos Ledeczi

Top 10 research stories of 2013

Dec. 26, 2013—The most popular Vanderbilt research stories of 2013 plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link among our three greatest health threats and more. Of the top ten stories, Akos Ledeczi and Kenneth Pence with Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems landed at No. 9...

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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

Apr. 25, 2013—You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from. A team of computer...

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ISIS’ MarmotE team qualifies for DARPA Spectrum Challenge

Apr. 16, 2013—A team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is one of 15 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge. The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio protocol that can best use a given communication channel in the presence of other dynamic users and...

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NSF grant to help engineers accelerate development of medical capsule robots

Dec. 6, 2012—Four Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new tools, including a web-based modeling and simulation infrastructure, intended to help speed up the development of miniature medical capsule robots. The four-year project – Cyber-Physical Systems: Integrated Modeling, Analysis and Synthesis of Miniature...

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Google Research Award goes to engineering team for pinpoint location accuracy using smartphones

Sep. 28, 2012—A novel approach to improve location information to centimeter scale accuracy using the global positioning system has earned a Google Research Award for an engineering professor and his team. The approach being developed by computer engineering associate professor Akos Ledeczi, graduate student Will Hedgecock, research scientist Peter Volgyesi, and visiting scholar, professor Miklos Maroti, uses...

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School of Engineering recruits 7 new faculty members

Sep. 1, 2009—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of seven new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff. They are Jon F. Edd, W. David Merryman, Hak-Joon Sung, Craig L. Duvall, Bennett A. Landman, Yaqiong Xu and Akos Ledeczi. Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Jon Edd focuses his research on inertial and drop-based microfluidics...

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Vanderbilt software engineers, physicians pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

Jun. 15, 2009—When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet failed to stop its spread. Martin, who is a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine,...

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Mobile pollution sensors to be developed at Vanderbilt using Microsoft grant

Apr. 14, 2007—Vanderbilt engineers have won an award from Microsoft Corp. to develop a real-time, online, detailed and accurate picture of air quality in large metropolitan areas like Nashville. The mobile air quality monitoring system will make it possible to monitor air quality more accurately than the current system of fixed stations performing low-resolution sampling by including...

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