Doug Schmidt Archives
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.
New working group to assess and prioritize opportunities for enhancing research IT resources on campus
Mar. 17, 2017—The Research IT Special Project Working Group will advance the efforts of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship, or PIERS.
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."
Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing
Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Apr. 6, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.
Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.
Oct. 16, 2015—A Coursera student in India’s round trip of 16,716 miles began with an invitation to spend a summer in Nashville, Tennessee, as a computer science intern at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.
Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering professors Jules White and Doug Schmidt, and University of Illinois professor Mani Golparvar-Fard, are guest editors of the February issue of "Proceedings of the IEEE," the most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.
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.