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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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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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