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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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CS student’s Microsoft dissertation grant supports her vision disability research

Jul. 16, 2021—Computer science graduate student Haley A. Adams has been awarded a 2021 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She is one of 10 recipients in the United States and Canada who are underrepresented in the field of computing and pursuing research aligned to research areas carried out by Microsoft researchers. Microsoft aims to increase the pipeline of...

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Class of 2021: Computer science student helps strengthen nonprofits through infrastructure software

May. 13, 2021—By Brenda Ellis When other kids were playing video games, James Raubenheimer was building them. Later, as a youngster, a game development book inspired him to edit games he’d already built. “It was insanely great. I even got one on the App Store.” James is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics and...

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