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Class of 2018 Profile: Christian Motyczka, CS major, helps build VR app for struggling addicts

Apr. 30, 2018—When it came time to apply to college, Christian Motyczka did his research. He knew Vanderbilt University was the place for him. “I was looking for an Ivy-ish experience without the Ivy ego,” said Motyczka, a computer science major from Lumberton, New Jersey. “Everyone here has something they are passionate about. Everyone here is a well-rounded,...

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Computer science undergraduates help build VR applications for struggling addicts

Mar. 20, 2018—Two computer science undergraduates have been instrumental in creating a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean that’s already in use at a Nashville-area rehabilitation center. The project is part of a partnership between Vanderbilt University clinical psychology graduate student Noah Robinson and JourneyPure, a Nashville-based company that has both residential and outpatient addiction...

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Institute to review military avionics software for high standards

Mar. 22, 2017—U.S. military avionics software may get into the field faster and at less taxpayer cost with rigorous scrutiny from Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. The institute is the conformance authority for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium and will operate a registry of aviation software that can be used across military aircraft. Although each type...

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Vorobeychik receives NSF career development award

Feb. 28, 2017—Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $518,000 grant – Adversarial Artificial Intelligence for Social Good – begins March 1, 2017. Vorobeychik combines approaches from artificial intelligence and game theory to solve important social problems, for instance, police and...

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Malin, Wan are winners in health data privacy competition

Dec. 1, 2016—A two-member team from Vanderbilt has won the 2016 iDASH Healthcare Privacy Protection Challenge, a competition open to international participants and devoted this year to privacy protection for genome analysis in a cloud computing environment. The competition’s two other winning teams were in large part composed of members from industry giants Microsoft and IBM. Zhiyu...

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Research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 29, 2016—  A Vanderbilt study shows that anonymization algorithms can provide privacy protection across multiple institutions as clinical data are released for research. (photo by Susan Urmy) A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University, confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy. As electronic medical...

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Engineering alum among youngest African American tenured professors in computer science

Nov. 5, 2015—James Hill, an associate professor of computer and information science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has become one of the youngest African Americans to become a tenured professor in computer science at a research university in the United States. Hill gained that distinction in August, when his tenure appointment in the School of Science took...

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Vanderbilt undergrads create Bazaar, a Craigslist for universities only

Apr. 16, 2015—Just in time for college move-out season, two Vanderbilt University computer science seniors are introducing an app that should make selling all those textbooks, beanbag chairs and outdated laptops a lot easier. Walton Seymour and Alex Meyer today unveiled Bazaar, billed as Craigslist for college communities. But unlike Craigslist, users must have a .edu email...

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