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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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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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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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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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Top 10 research stories of 2013

Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.

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Vanderbilt research institute celebrates regional impact, global reach

Nov. 15, 2013—Founded in 1998, the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt is a key national player in an effort to design the software-integrated systems that have become an integral part of human lives today – in consumer appliances, vehicles, planes, hospitals, schools, design shops, factories, space systems and energy.

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Expert: Strategic role for IT would have helped avoid health care website troubles

Nov. 1, 2013—Government leaders did not properly recognize the strategic role of IT in defining and implementing policy in rolling out the online insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, according to Douglas C. Schmidt, a professor of computer science at Vanderbilt University.

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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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Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

Sep. 17, 2013—Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering at Vanderbilt.

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Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: Tankstarter

Aug. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) was awarded a $9.3 million contract to develop a collaborative software so that other non-government teams could design a new amphibious tank for the Marine Corps. Sandeep Neema, research associate professor of electrical engineering, is quoted.

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Engineers, designers show off creativity at Make-a-Thon

Aug. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall was the site of a three-day Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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Students to design smartphone of the future at Music City Make-a-Thon

Aug. 2, 2013—Area high school and college students will convene on the Vanderbilt University campus Aug. 2-4 for a Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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