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Vanderbilt leads project to study applications of new Microsoft biothreat monitoring tech

Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant involves data from global sensor network to predict pathogen outbreaks  Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program...

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Vanderbilt engineers lead $1 million NSF pilot to develop tech for workforce inclusion of people with autism

Oct. 11, 2019—A Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor is leading an ambitious pilot project that will develop prototypes of new, AI-based technology and tools to train, connect and support people with autism spectrum disorders in finding jobs and succeeding in the workforce. The multi-university, multi-disciplinary team is at the forefront of a new NSF program that aims to...

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Recruiter explains packed VU engineering career day: ‘We go where the talent is’

Sep. 25, 2015—It was no mistake that undergraduates striding through Thursday’s Engineering & IT Industry Career Day looked purposeful and professional, cradling stacks of resumes and glancing at smartphones to find their destinations. The event drew a record-breaking crowd of 683 young engineers, who were offered coaching by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Professional Development on how...

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Mobile pollution sensors to be developed at Vanderbilt using Microsoft grant

Apr. 14, 2007—Vanderbilt engineers have won an award from Microsoft Corp. to develop a real-time, online, detailed and accurate picture of air quality in large metropolitan areas like Nashville. The mobile air quality monitoring system will make it possible to monitor air quality more accurately than the current system of fixed stations performing low-resolution sampling by including...

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