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Vanderbilt’s medical capsule robots’ hardware, software goes open-source

Nov. 4, 2015—Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch – a team from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering did the preliminary work for them and is ready to share. Through a website and a paper revealed at a pair of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)...

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Webster earns IEEE Early Career Award for his pioneering robotics work

Dec. 10, 2014—A Vanderbilt University researcher credited with pioneering work in robotics has earned one of electrical engineering’s highest honors, being recognized for innovations involving flexible, minimally invasive surgical robots. Robert Webster, associate professor of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, otolaryngology, neurological surgery and urologic surgery, will collect his Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robotics and Automation...

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Pantelides elected electrical engineering association fellow

Dec. 10, 2014—Sokrates Pantelides (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Sokrates Pantelides is one of a select group of members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who have been elevated to IEEE Fellow in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of electrical engineering. Pantelides, who is University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, was cited “for...

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Large university, industry team analyzes single electron that can zap technology

Jan. 15, 2014—Paper first-authored by engineering graduate student wins IEEE Outstanding Conference Paper Award As phones and other electronics shrink in size, they’ve grown in capabilities and ubiquitousness. But, as semiconductors – the omnipresent and indispensable building blocks of the electronics and computer industries – get to the 28 to 45 nanometer feature size (the diameter of...

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Reed elected to serve on NPSS Adcom

Dec. 7, 2010—Robert Reed, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been elected as one of three representatives from the Radiation Effects Technical Committee to the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Administrative Committee, effective Jan. 1, 2011, for a four-year term. Reed is a Fellow of the School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. ISDE...

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Fitzpatrick named Fellow of the IEEE

Nov. 29, 2010—J. Michael Fitzpatrick, professor of computer science and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) by the Board of Directors at its November 2010 meeting, effective Jan. 1, 2011. According to the IEEE, the award recognizes “unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred by the...

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EECS chair receives IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Merit Award

Aug. 15, 2009—Daniel M. Fleetwood, chair of the electrical engineering and computer science department, has received the 2009 IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Merit Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences. Fleetwood accepted the award, which consists of $5,000, a plaque, and a certificate, at...

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Goldfarb team wins best paper award at ICORR 2009

Jun. 30, 2009—Mechanical engineering professor Michael Goldfarb and his team at VanderbiltUniversity received the IEEE-Best Paper Award at ICORR 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics June 23-26. After an extensive selection process, the prize for Best Paper Award was given to the authors of “Self-Contained Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis: Initial Evaluation on...

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