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‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly

Feb. 12, 2018—Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.

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NSF Convergence grant to improve insight, data on learner-technology interaction

Sep. 19, 2017—A collaboration between Vanderbilt School of Engineering and North Carolina State University to identify the best way to analyze learning data is among the first recipients of NSF grants to address societal challenges through cross-disciplinary research.

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree

Jan. 3, 2017—The new master's degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the Internet of Things – the advanced connectivity of devices and systems – as well as cybersecurity, smart grids and defense.

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Computer science professors, peers teach mobile cloud computing to diverse majors

Nov. 8, 2016—Thanks to the Cross-College Teaching Initiative that began this semester, computer science professors Doug Schmidt and Jules White launched the University Course "Tackling Big Questions with Mobile Cloud Computing."

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Vanderbilt engineering and physics professors recipients of inaugual NSF INCLUDES award

Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.

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Kunda named to MIT’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list

Aug. 23, 2016—For her work in the software field, computer science professor Maithilee Kunda has been recognized as a visionary by the "MIT Technology Review's" annual list of Innovators Under 35.

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‘Young Scientist’ showcases high schoolers’ research at Vanderbilt

Jun. 2, 2016—High school students performing advanced research at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to share their findings with the scientific community through a journal of their own.

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VUCast: Building a Better App

Apr. 29, 2015—In the latest VUCast: See how a School of Engineering senior is improving children’s educational apps; hear about the “revolution” our Senior Day speaker will share with graduates; and learn how Vanderbilt is investing in Tennessee. Watch now!

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New free Vanderbilt course to teach computer programming to beginners

Apr. 1, 2015—A new free massive open online course, or MOOC, is being offered by Vanderbilt University that will teach computer programming to those with little or no previous experience this spring.

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Game theory can help predict crime before it occurs

Oct. 21, 2014—A team headed by Eugene Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, uses game theory and big data to optimize policing.

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After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Aug. 29, 2014—Three teams of Vanderbilt University researchers – electrical, mechanical and computer engineers – recently won national recognition for their research into the effects of radiation on the robots deployed inside Fukushima's damaged nuclear plants.

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to offer the first trans-institutional sequence of coordinated MOOCs. The sequence focuses on connecting handheld devices with cloud services to offer learners an opportunity to explore a topic in-depth across multiple MOOCs.

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