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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Archives

Guarding against ‘Carmageddon’ cyberattacks

Jun. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers are helping to develop software to secure the nation's computerized traffic control systems, both present and future, against cyberattacks.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Tech giants, Vanderbilt engineers to create standards for ‘Internet of Things’

Apr. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems has joined a consortium of prominent tech firms to develop engineering standards for Internet-connected electronics.

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Engineering professors edit journal’s special issue on augmented reality

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.

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FoxNews.com: Researchers work to secure military smartphones

Feb. 13, 2014—Soldiers in Afghanistan are experimenting with smartphones engineered to better protect operational data designed by scientists at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science, is quoted.

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Graduate student lead author of study of electron particles that can zap technology

Jan. 15, 2014—A paper first-authored by Vanderbilt graduate engineering student Michael King concludes that electronics designed to operate with ultra-low power likely will exhibit high sensitivity to electron-induced single-event upsets due to interference from solar flares, cosmic rays and the like.

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Gizmodo: How Vanderbilt’s secret software lab is saving America

Jan. 14, 2014—On a quiet street just off of Nashville's historic Music Row, a dedicated team of more than 100 researchers are developing software systems that may very well revolutionize the modern world.

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Joint course to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera.

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Student-designed Vandy Vans app now available on iTunes

Nov. 27, 2013—An iPhone app designed by three members of the VandyMobile club to improve the Vandy Vans experience is now available for free at the iTunes store.

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Speaker creates game theory framework to tackle terrorism

Nov. 1, 2013—Milind Tambe will speak Thursday, Nov. 14, at Featheringill Hall on "Security and Game Theory." He will outline key algorithmic principles, research results and discuss deployed systems and lessons learned. This event is limited to faculty and students only.

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Vanderbilt wins top prize in second hurdle of Spectrum Challenge

Oct. 9, 2013—After two days of live competition, a team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems emerged as a top winner for their prototype software-defined radio that can communicate in adverse spectrum environments, and earned a $25,000 prize.

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NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

Oct. 2, 2013—A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program.

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