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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Vanderbilt engineers mine EMRs and clinical journals for novel disease associations and new research paths

Feb. 18, 2020—A new tool developed by Vanderbilt engineers, in collaboration with clinical and informatic experts, can unearth novel co-morbidities from routinely collected, anonymized electronic medical records.

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Oguz uses ACCRE supercomputer daily for medical image analysis

Jan. 30, 2020—For 17 years, Vanderbilt students and researchers have analyzed data with a method much faster than any normal laptop: a supercomputer steps away from the Commons Center. The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE), which originated in 2003, is housed in the Hill Center.

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‘Film Detective’ helps kids with autism interpret actors’ actions

Jan. 27, 2020—Maithilee Kunda and postdoc Roxanne Rashedi have developed a game called Film Detective to help adolescents on the autism spectrum learn to decode social scenarios.

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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 21, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships and one of them was named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the U.S.

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Neuromodulation device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 11, 2019—With $3.6 million in funding, researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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Vanderbilt Rocketeers take on the 2020 NASA Space Robotics Challenge

Nov. 7, 2019—A 25-member engineering team—13 seniors, 9 undergraduates and three graduate students—in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory is taking on the 2020 NASA Student Launch challenge.  

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How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

Nov. 4, 2019—In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond their science and engineering applications, GANs can generate utterly convincing “photographs” of people who do not exist. Unrestricted use on a wide scale of...

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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale

Oct. 29, 2019—In a final five-minute flurry, MarmotE watched its lead slip. At the buzzer, the team placed second and won $1 million in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team of four researchers, now very close friends, have worked together since 2016 to create an AI-radio system that can manage the wireless spectrum, finding unused slices...

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Smart City project gives Nashville data-based planning tools

Oct. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a vortex—and this one has nothing to do with icy, polar weather. Working with the Nashville Fire Department and Davidson County Information Technology Services, a team of Vanderbilt computer scientists and engineers analyzed more than three years of NFD incident data. The team looked at location, time and type of incidents...

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—The first of what could be two dozen sophisticated sensor arrays—called the MoveVU Digital Gateway—has started collecting air quality and mobility data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding.

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Vanderbilt’s Ebony McGee receives federal funding to study racial disparities in STEM

Sep. 30, 2019—The project is supported by a three-year grant of $593,957 by the National Science Foundation.

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Chang, Englot receive $3M NIH grant for epilepsy imaging work

Aug. 29, 2019—A team led by an engineering professor who specializes in techniques to analyze functional neuroimaging data and a neurosurgeon-scientist has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant for epilepsy research.

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