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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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VU team to compete in live DARPA spectrum challenge championship

Oct. 22, 2019—A team led by Vanderbilt research scientist Peter Volgyesi will compete in the live championship round of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge at the Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The first, second and third place winners will walk away with $2 million, $1 million, and $750,000 in prizes, respectively.

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Vanderbilt team wins $750K with AI to manage RF spectrum

Feb. 7, 2019—Scientists at Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems have developed an award-winning AI to to help triage limited radio frequency demands in real time.

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Online platform assures cyber-physical systems research is legit, results don’t disappear

Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is unveiling the Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization Portal, created and curated by researchers at Vanderbilt, Arizona State University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and University of Arizona.

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Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Jul. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications

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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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NSA Lablet at Vanderbilt to make sure America keeps moving after hacks

May. 7, 2018—It’s not a question about whether cyber-physical systems connecting humans and technology are hackable—it's how to keep them running after inevitable hacks occur. The National Security Agency is giving a Vanderbilt University team and their collaborators five years and several million dollars to figure out how to make that happen.

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Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory will demonstrate their solution to a common rocket dilemma at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition on April 7.

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Vanderbilt wins top prize in first round of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Jan. 30, 2018—The DARPA challenge seeks to uncover efficient solutions to our increasingly connected world's equally growing appetite for bandwidth.

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Sensor detects shooting at elephants, helps authorities catch poachers

Jun. 7, 2017—WIPER technology detects when a bullet flies by a protected elephant and sends an alarm with its location.

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Making America’s power grid much, much smarter

Mar. 29, 2017—A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to tree limbs.

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Institute holds vital role in protecting military’s interests in avionics software

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems will operate a registry of standard-meeting software that can be used across military aircraft, saving time and money.

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