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Sztipanovits named Keck Institute visiting scholar

Janos Sztipanovits (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)
Janos Sztipanovits (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

Janos Sztipanovits, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Engineering, has been selected as a 2012 Distinguished Visiting Scholar by the W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology.

The honor was granted in association with the institute’s study “Engineering Resilient Space Systems: Leveraging Novel System Engineering Techniques and Software Architectures.”

Each year, the Keck Institute initiates a small number of study programs. The 2012 study program proposals were solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology, and astronomy and physics from space.

Sztipanovits, a professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, is the founding director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt. ISIS is internationally recognized for its impact on the science and technology of integrating computers with physical systems. It employs more than 100 researchers and students who work on joint projects with leading academic and industrial research institutions across the United States and the world.