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New interdisciplinary initiative recasts computers as classroom partners

Nov. 18, 2019—A group of interdisciplinary researchers from across Vanderbilt University are leading a new effort to recast computers as integral knowledge partners across a range of subject areas, not simply as monolithic tools reserved for high-level programmers. Corey Brady (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative, one of five new Trans-Institutional Programs announced this year,...

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EE graduate student takes top prize in Three Minute Thesis competition

Apr. 8, 2019—An electrical engineering graduate student took the top prize is this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with a presentation on designing fault-tolerant control systems using data-driven methods. Without really saying it that way. Ibrahim Ahmed presented “Comfort and cost: A balancing act,” which centered on his research to find the critical temperature at which air...

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Transportation experts dig into congestion, connectivity, conflicts

Jan. 22, 2018—Autonomous vehicles are coming. That much is clear. Far less clear “is when, at what rate, and through what evolution path,” said Hani S. Mahmassani, the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University. Mahmassani, also director of the Northwestern University Transportation, was among three keynote speakers who joined experts from Vanderbilt, the...

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NSF Convergence grant to improve insight, data on learner-technology interaction

Sep. 13, 2017—Learning is layered, with cognitive, physiological, emotional and societal components. Technology, especially the increasing use of new sensing devices and interactive machines, adds complexity as well as opportunity – yet little research has been done on how best to measure what works. A collaboration between Vanderbilt School of Engineering and North Carolina State University aims...

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Six engineering faculty named to endowed chairs

May. 8, 2017—Six engineering faculty members have been named to endowed chairs, including five who now hold Cornelius Vanderbilt posts. “The School is fortunate to have exceptional faculty doing extraordinary work and it is fitting that they are recognized with an appointment as a named professor,” said Dean Philippe Fauchet. “This support complements the University’s efforts to...

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Engineering faculty co-lead three of six new University Courses

Feb. 14, 2017—Three new courses co-taught by engineering faculty are among the second set of six University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University. University Courses promote trans-institutional teaching and learning and meet degree requirements across undergraduate majors and many professional and graduate programs. All the courses tackle important cross-disciplinary topics that advance the educational mission of...

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Biswas is elected inaugural fellow of prognostics society

Oct. 14, 2016—A Vanderbilt engineering professor whose research focus is intelligent systems has been elected as an inaugural fellow of the Prognostics and Health Management Society. Gautam Biswas, a professor of computer science and computer engineering, and senior research scientist in Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, received the honor during the PHM Society’s annual conference Oct....

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Two Vanderbilt engineers named 2014 IEEE Fellows

Dec. 6, 2013—Two faculty members at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, and Robert Reed, professor of electrical engineering, were announced this month as recipients of one of the association’s highest honors. The grade of fellow...

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