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Student-organized conference on March 20 highlights smart home tech

Mar. 8, 2021—An upcoming free, one-day conference on emerging technologies will focus on smart home technologies and feature talks by top officials from Amazon, Google Nest and Peloton, among others. Emerge 2021: Home Smart Home is Saturday, March 20, on Zoom. The conference is hosted annually by the Vanderbilt University’s Women in Computing student organization. The event,...

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Workshop focuses on issue of Nashville’s gentrification

Apr. 19, 2018—Gentrification researchers from across Vanderbilt University, the city and the nation gathered at the Wyatt Center on April 16 to examine the issue from their various areas of expertise. The workshop was organized by Vanderbilt Institute for Smart Cities Operation and Research and was titled the VISOR Workshop on Data in Gentrification and Equitable Development:...

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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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Transportation experts dig into congestion, connectivity, conflicts

Jan. 22, 2018—Autonomous vehicles are coming. That much is clear. Far less clear “is when, at what rate, and through what evolution path,” said Hani S. Mahmassani, the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University. Mahmassani, also director of the Northwestern University Transportation, was among three keynote speakers who joined experts from Vanderbilt, the...

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Alum Smethills describes development offering years of research across disciplines

Oct. 22, 2015—For well over a decade, Vanderbilt Engineering alumnus Brock Smethills (BE’13) and his family have been driving to a picturesque spot just south of Denver, envisioning the futuristic wonderland it would become. Houses where the residents pay mere pocket change for utilities thanks to solar power and a one-of-a-kind system that lets them shed electrical...

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