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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep. 17, 2013—Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers reprogrammed a humanoid robot and an XBox Kinect to help autistic children improve their abilities to engage in social interactions. Nilanjan Sarkar, professor of mechanical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Jul. 18, 2013—Seven Nashville high school students spent their summer working on introductory manuals for a new suite of software developed at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems to democratize the vehicle design process.
Mar. 23, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers and autism experts at Vanderbilt University have developed an adaptive robotic system and used it to demonstrate that humanoid robots can be powerful tools for enhancing the basic social learning skills of children with autism.
Jan. 17, 2013—In this webinar with Coursera, Vanderbilt's Doug Fisher and a panel of experts from other universities discuss the "flipped classroom" model and other learning possibilities offered by participation in massive, open, online course platforms like Coursera. Fisher is associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering.
Jan. 10, 2013—Listen to Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering, discuss the impact and implications of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, on this episode of the Software Engineering Radio podcast.
Aug. 14, 2012—Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science, discusses the priorities, challenges, drivers and progress being made in the Department of Defense where open architecture is concerned.
Aug. 9, 2012—An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable, an astronomer who studies the evolution of the cosmos by creating large numbers of virtual universes and a geologist who is studying the origins of super-eruptions have received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development awards.