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.
Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.
Feb. 22, 2019—A coding hobby led Vanderbilt HOD and economics double major Ben Scheer on a wild immersion, building an app for orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.
The Innovation of Autism: The newly endowed Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to unlock unique talents
Feb. 19, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to transform workplaces by developing new technologies based on the specific skills and talents of people with autism, effectively inspiring advances that can lead to meaningful employment and a fuller life.
Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.
Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.
May. 18, 2016—“Neuro-diverse: A Symposium on Autism, Neuroscience and Perceptual Thinking” and an associated evening lecture – both free and open to the public – will take place on the Vanderbilt campus Monday, May 23.
Oct. 22, 2015—Throughout history, many feats of creativity, scientific discovery and memory have been credited to visual thinking. Maithilee Kunda wants to understand how this kind of thinking works at a computational level.