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New CE professor tapped for Gilbreth Lecture, named a top IoT innovator

Jan. 8, 2018—One of the School of Engineering’s newest faculty members starts the year with two additional honors for his work in transportation and traffic control issues. Daniel Work, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named among 2018 Pioneers by Connected World. The list of 10 Innovators of IoT (Internet of Things) under...

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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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VECTOR earns portion of $7M grant for maritime, multimodal transportation research

Jan. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) will receive $1 million of a total $7 million, five-year U.S. Department of Transportation grant aimed at preserving and optimizing the nation’s transportation system. VECTOR was selected as part of a consortium headed by the University of Arkansas, and researchers will study maritime and multimodal transportation with...

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Q&A: Vanderbilt alumna is GDOT’s first female chief engineer

Dec. 31, 2014—A Vanderbilt University School of Engineering alumna is the first female chief engineer for Georgia’s transportation department. Meg Bryson Pirkle earned her Vanderbilt bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1989 and went to work for Georgia Department of Transportation’s planning department the same year, later earning her master’s in civil engineering from Georgia Tech. She’s currently...

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