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Uber product leader 1 of 3 engineering alumni named to 2020 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Jan. 7, 2020—Engineering alumnus Nikhil Goel, BE’13, has been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” In all, five Vanderbilt University alumni were named by Forbes this year; three are engineering grads, and this is the first of three stories about...

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App prototype combines neural network, photos, burn patient info

Jul. 9, 2019—Evaluating the severity of a burn injury – and whether it requires transfer to a Burn ICU or not – has been more art than science. About 79 percent of Total Burn Surface Area calculations are incorrect, sending more patients than necessary to specialized facilities, straining resources and compromising resuscitation and patient care.  A senior...

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CS professor co-teaches course on ethics of artificial intelligence

Jan. 16, 2019—Written by Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering Doug Fisher and Assistant Professor of English Haerin Shin Over the past decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has progressed in leaps and bounds, becoming a key fabric of our everyday lives and oft-mentioned in our popular discourse. Even as tech-enthusiasts such as Ray Kurzweil envision...

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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 14, 2018—Larry Dowdy, 66, professor of computer science and computer engineering, emeritus, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Dowdy joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1981. He retired as an emeritus faculty member in 2014. He served as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science from 1995 to 1998, and as Vanderbilt Dean...

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Three engineering faculty proposals earn Discovery Grants

Jun. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Provost has recognized three engineering faculty proposals with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s primary means of investing in advancing the discovery of knowledge in its core disciplines and strengthening the university’s scholarly profile. A total of 13 faculty proposals have received funding. Discovery Grants are designed to support new ideas,...

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From Ironman to Vanderbilt engineering

Feb. 1, 2017—Opportunity Vanderbilt creates a tech entrepreneur out of an engineer Chandler Barnes, class of 2018, never saw himself as a Vanderbilt student back when he was in high school. Mainly, he worried that the university was out of reach financially. “When I was applying to schools, my dad said that although he’d love to be...

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Biswas is elected inaugural fellow of prognostics society

Oct. 14, 2016—A Vanderbilt engineering professor whose research focus is intelligent systems has been elected as an inaugural fellow of the Prognostics and Health Management Society. Gautam Biswas, a professor of computer science and computer engineering, and senior research scientist in Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, received the honor during the PHM Society’s annual conference Oct....

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Recruiter explains packed VU engineering career day: ‘We go where the talent is’

Sep. 25, 2015—It was no mistake that undergraduates striding through Thursday’s Engineering & IT Industry Career Day looked purposeful and professional, cradling stacks of resumes and glancing at smartphones to find their destinations. The event drew a record-breaking crowd of 683 young engineers, who were offered coaching by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Professional Development on how...

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