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Vanderbilt helps launch TennSMART to accelerate intelligent mobility

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University and 19 other public and private partners have launched the TennSMART Consortium to capitalize on Tennessee’s position as an automotive sector leader. The goal is accelerating development and use of technologies for autonomous and connected vehicles and smart infrastructure, among other areas. As a non-profit startup based in Oak Ridge, the consortium and...

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Koutsoukos honored as an IEEE Fellow

Jan. 4, 2018—Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor – effective Jan. 1, 2018 – recognizes Koutsoukos for his contributions to the design of resilient cyber-physical systems. His research work...

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Nashville offers new civil engineering professor ideal place to research traffic issues

Oct. 26, 2017—Daniel Work can’t think of a better place to research traffic issues than Nashville. He’s bringing his expertise on applying cyber-physical systems—the combination of physical systems with technological advances—to transportation to a city that adds roughly 85 new residents per day. The associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, who joins the engineering faculty in...

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CPS verification expert wins Air Force young investigator research award

Oct. 20, 2017—Taylor T. Johnson, an assistant professor of computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering, has been recognized with an early career award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He will receive a three-year grant to work on formal verification for cyber-physical systems (CPS) that is understandable and reusable. The $450,000 grant is part...

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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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Vanderbilt engineering tech uses elephant poachers’ own weapons against them

Jun. 7, 2017—Anti-poaching authorities will soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal – high-tech ballistic shockwave sensors under development at Vanderbilt School of Engineering. The new system, to be integrated with existing commercial tracking collars, would be the first use of shockwave detection technology in the intensified push to thwart illegal trafficking and save endangered...

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Institute to review military avionics software for high standards

Mar. 22, 2017—U.S. military avionics software may get into the field faster and at less taxpayer cost with rigorous scrutiny from Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. The institute is the conformance authority for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium and will operate a registry of aviation software that can be used across military aircraft. Although each type...

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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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