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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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Recent Ph.D.’s AI platform weighed 100s of variables, gave federal health care bill a 15% shot

Apr. 5, 2017—When Republican Congressional leaders shelved their replacement to the Affordable Care Act, John Nay, a recent Vanderbilt computational decision science Ph.D., was not surprised. PredictGov, the centerpiece of the A.I. startup launched by Nay and two other cofounders, gave the American Health Care Act (HR-1628) a 15 percent chance of success after it was introduced...

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California’s solar incentive program has had only modest impact on adoption rates

Apr. 7, 2015—  (iStock) Since 2007, California has had one of the most aggressive incentive programs in the country for putting solar-electric panels on the rooftops of homes and businesses. Its $2.2 billion California Solar Initiative (CSI) has provided a per-watt rebate for installing residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. During this period, the solar industry in the...

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Computer science student receives Symantec Graduate Fellowship

Apr. 6, 2015—Computer science graduate student Bo Li has been awarded a Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship. She is one of three recipients nationwide of the prestigious fellowship. The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 that may be used to cover one year of a doctoral student’s tuition fees and to reimburse expenses incurred by the...

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