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Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

Jan. 4, 2019—Low visibility, bird strikes, incorrect landing approach speed, runway debris, airframe icing, engine fires, unexpected weather and sensor malfunction are but a handful of potential causes of airplane accidents. They also are among more than 60 incident scenarios identified by an ambitious NASA effort to develop the next generation National Airspace System, known as NextGen...

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Two engineering professors named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows

Feb. 15, 2018—Robert W. Pitz and Sankaran Mahadevan are members of the 2018 class of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows. They join 20 other members from academia, industry and government honored by the AIAA. AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow in recognition of an individual’s notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology...

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of risk, reliability, and resilience engineering

Jan. 26, 2018—A new master’s degree from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering will prepare students to meet increasing workforce needs in risk, reliability and resilience engineering. The Risk, Reliability, and Resilience (RRR) Engineering professional master’s degree program is expected to be of great interest. Companies have been asking whether the School of Engineering has such a program...

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ABS underwriting cost of employee’s PhD in risk and reliability

Nov. 3, 2017—One of the world’s largest marine classification societies is sponsoring a PhD student in risk and reliability engineering, an arrangement that could become more common as the number of jobs requiring graduate degrees outside of academia continues to increase. Eric VanDerHorn, a senior engineer at Houston-based ABS (the American Bureau of Shipping), has completed two...

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Two professors to serve on Vanderbilt’s new diversity and inclusion committee

Sep. 11, 2015—Two engineering professors have been selected to serve on a newly created university committee to promote diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced 15-person committee to work on issues of inclusion, diversity and community during his bi-annual address in August to the Faculty Assembly. It will be co-chaired by Keivan Stassun, professor...

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 10, 2014—The team studying ways to help nuclear power plant operators improve work performance and safety includes, from left, Julie Adams, Ph.D., Shilo Anders, Ph.D., Sankaran Mahadevan, Ph.D., and Matthew Weinger, M.D. Not pictured is Dan France, Ph.D., MPH. (photo by Anne Rayner) A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology...

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Anilkumar, Mahadevan elected AIAA Associate Fellows

Jan. 17, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). L-R: Amrutur Anilkumar, Alan Lowrey, Lockheed Martin, and Region II Director of AIAA; and Sankaran Mahadevan. This grade is awarded to...

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Four engineering faculty members receive endowed professorships

Nov. 28, 2011—Four engineering professors received newly endowed chairs in late 2011, bringing the total of named chairs in the School of Engineering to 12. The recipients are Benoit Dawant and David Kosson, both named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Sankaran Mahadevan is the John...

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