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Engineering sophomore named Goldwater Scholar for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—An engineering sophomore is among the 2020 recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship—awarded to undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders. He is among 396 college students across the United States who were selected as Goldwater Scholars from a field of 1,343 nominees. The Goldwater Scholarships are...

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Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows

Jun. 13, 2019—The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in data science-related research with Vanderbilt faculty. (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows in early June. The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in...

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Mar. 1, 2019—For any number of diseases involving the skin, research into causes and cures requires isolating and quantifying in a reliable way the proportion of affected skin, one research subject after another, the more the better. This is achieved with medical photography, computer monitors, and mouse-dragging by a research dermatologist to carefully demarcate affected areas. With...

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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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Computer science professor, Vanderbilt legal experts discuss how investigative use of DNA should be regulated

Jan. 3, 2019—Q&A: Potential of universal genetic database to balance privacy, law enforcement concerns The pivotal role that long distance familial genetic searches played in the apprehension of the notorious Golden State Killer — and as a tool in dozens more cases since — has led experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to make...

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Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 16, 2018—Bradley Malin, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Formerly called the Institute of Medicine, the NAM was established in 1970 as the health arm of the National Academies. Both an honorific membership organization and an...

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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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Vanderbilt School of Engineering, 2U partner to deliver 2 online graduate degrees

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and digital education company 2U, Inc. today announced they’re partnering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt, a suite of two online graduate engineering degrees: a master of science in computer science and a master of engineering in engineering management. Engineering@Vanderbilt will launch in 2019. The School of Engineering has a rich tradition of...

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