Department Of Defense

  • Vanderbilt University

    U.S. Senate confirms Schmidt to lead operational testing and evaluation for the Department of Defense

    Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, has been confirmed to become Director of Operational Test and Evaluation for the Department of Defense following a full vote by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 29, 2024. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. Read More

    Mar. 6, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    6 awards in 3 years: SMART

    A U.S. Department of Defense program has top engineering and science students all over the country competing for a select few scholarships – and Vanderbilt engineering students have claimed six of them in three years. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full tuition,… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Schmidt addresses U.S. defense research at Capitol Hill briefing

    Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, discussed the impact of ultra-large scale systems on Department of Defense operations at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington Jan. 19. The briefing, “Defense Basic Research: Critical to… Read More

    Jan. 19, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    PECASE recipient Sharon Weiss attends White House ceremony Jan. 13

    Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), will attend the awards ceremony and reception Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C.   Weiss attended a reception today for Department of Defense PECASE recipients hosted by Zachary Lemnios,… Read More

    Jan. 12, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    DoD funds to stimulate research go to VUSE professors

    The Department of Defense announced August 7 the awarding of 28 grants totaling $14.1 million as part of the fiscal 2009 Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). The grants will enhance research and engineering capabilities at 20 academic institutions in 14 states in scientific disciplines critical to national… Read More

    Aug. 14, 2009

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sharon Weiss wins prestigious White House award

      Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages… Read More

    Jul. 9, 2009