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Artificial intelligence researchers win international “social good” award for tool designed to optimize childhood vaccinations in Nigeria

Jul. 29, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt computer scientists, working in collaboration with Google Research and a global aid organization, HelpMum, received top honors in the “social good” category for a paper describing a new tool designed to optimize childhood health and wellness in Nigeria at the 2022 International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Institute for Software...

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Rising engineering senior named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

May. 26, 2022—Rising engineering senior Ethan Nguyen has been named a 2022 Barry A. Goldwater Scholar. He joins rising seniors Alexandra Duncan, Andrew Hanna, and 2021 scholar and fellow rising senior Joseph Sexton for a new Vanderbilt institutional record of four current Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship is the nation’s most competitive scholarship for undergraduate STEM students who...

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Raghavan identified for President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science

Mar. 31, 2022—President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Raghavan is Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for research and a professor of computer science.  The President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science comprises distinguished scientists and engineers who evaluate nominees for the National...

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Engineering students win prize in Mental Health Innovation challenge

Mar. 8, 2022—Kelli Stewart, center, discusses her ideas during last week’s Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon. (photo by Donn Jones) by Paul Govern A chatbot — a computer program that simulates and processes human conversation — was the winning entrant in the Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon, held Feb. 25-26 at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s...

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Engineering Professor David Hyde is 1 of 5 new SIAM Science Policy Fellows

Mar. 4, 2022—Assistant Professor of Computer Science David Hyde is one of five new 2022 SIAM Science Policy Fellowship Program recipients. He joins a cohort of nine SIAM science policy fellows. The science policy program engages early career professionals in science policy and advocacy. Fellowship recipients learn about science policy as it pertains to SIAM’s discipline by participating in its Committee...

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Vanderbilt engineer leads DARPA project to enable AI machines to gain, share knowledge

Dec. 2, 2021—Kolouri wins $1M DARPA grant to investigate AI cooperative lifelong learning A Vanderbilt engineering professor is leading part of an international initiative to create advanced artificial intelligence programs that will enable machines to learn progressively over a lifetime and share those experiences with each other. Researchers hope the technology will allow machines to reuse information,...

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New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering

Aug. 18, 2021—Music Row becomes Technology Row The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth, and focus on areas of strategic excellence. The existing degree programs in computer science will be housed in the new Department of Computer Science chaired by...

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Fabbri demonstrates academic and entrepreneurial prowess

Aug. 12, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro Since his days growing up in Silicon Valley, Daniel Fabbri, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and computer science in the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, respectively, has always been driven to use his academic knowledge to make an impact. “I never wanted to write papers that sit on the shelf,” he...

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