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Doug Schmidt

VU Data Science Institute takes on challenge of COVID-19 readiness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute has developed short- and long-term readiness models specific to the needs of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to address COVID-19's impact on policies and procedures, better preparing the hospital to provide the best care for patients.

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Data Science: Next Generation Committee to advance computing at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—The Data Science: Next Generation Committee has been formed to evaluate current computing expertise and resources at Vanderbilt University. The committee will assess future needs to strengthen the foundations of computing across campus, establish cross-disciplinary connections, and emphasize social and ethical aspects of computing.

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Provost-appointed working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs.

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‘Explorations in Research’ networking event Feb. 27

Feb. 18, 2019—The Office of Immersion Resources and several student organizations have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.

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Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy

Nov. 1, 2018—If you use an Android device with the Chrome browser running, the tech giant knows whether you are traveling by foot or car, where you shop, how often you use your Starbucks app and when you’ve made a doctor’s appointment, according to research by Doug Schmidt.

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New faculty advisory committee to develop research IT services and resources on campus

Oct. 9, 2018—A new faculty advisory committee has been convened to prioritize communication, security, programming, networking and storage resource needs as they relate to research.

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What Google can learn from your Android phone

Sep. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt computer scientist Doug Schmidt has found that Google collects data around the clock from the phones of Android users in particular – their location, shopping habits, music, searches and more.

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture.

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Wente reorganizes provost’s office

Jul. 26, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a new structure for her office, with Tracey George, John Sloop and Dawn Turton taking on new roles and responsibilities.

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Doug Schmidt named associate provost for research development and technologies

Jul. 12, 2018—Research tech expert and computer scientist Douglas C. Schmidt was named associate provost for research development and technologies by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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