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Undergraduates manipulate model car prototype for fast design changes

A half dozen undergraduates gathered in the Featheringill Hall cyber-physical lab on a Wednesday afternoon to figure out ways to make a radio-controlled car do some pretty cool stuff. Students manipulated computer-aided design models on multiple screens near a table strewn with car parts and molded plastic models. What seemed like child’s play was so much more.

Build a Swimming Tank for Darpa and Make a Million Dollars

The Pentagon’s blue-sky researchers are gambling that you can build a swimming tank for the Marines in a fraction of the time it takes the military’s lumbering acquisitions process. All you need are the relevant data and a set of web-based collaborative tools. And its gamble will pay you a million dollars if you’re part of the winning design team.

EECS graduate student receives top award for paper presented at AIAA conference

Doctoral candidate Chetan S. Kulkarni, electrical engineering and computer science department, received the “Best Student Paper Award” at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference June 19-21 in Garden Grove, Calif.

The paper – “Physics-based Modeling and Prognostics of Electrolytic Capacitors” – is co-authored with his adviser, Professor Gautam Biswas, along with Dr. José R. Celaya and Dr. Kai Goebel from the Prognostics Centre of Excellence, NASA Ames Research Centre.

New data mining benefits learning science, earns award

A new exploratory data mining technique for identifying important student learning behaviors and strategies is grabbing entrepreneurial interest and kudos from the international community.

John Kinnebrew, a research associate at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, and Professor Gautam Biswas in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, received the “Best Paper Award” at the recent International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2012) in Chania, Greece.

Schmidt to offer online computer science class through Coursera

Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Program, will teach “Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software” in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera.

ISIS software project receives $17.2M contract from DARPA

The Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems has been awarded a $17.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate the Android Mobile Middleware Objects (AMMO2) project. The contract was announced Sept. 19.

Sandeep Neema, research associate professor of electrical engineering, is the principal investigator.

Google Research Award goes to engineering team for pinpoint location accuracy using smartphones

A novel approach to improve location information to centimeter scale accuracy using the global positioning system has earned a Google Research Award for an engineering professor and his team.

The approach being developed by computer engineering associate professor Akos Ledeczi, graduate student Will Hedgecock, research scientist Peter Volgyesi, and visiting scholar, professor Miklos Maroti, uses GPS to derive relative location information for multiple receivers.

Janos Sztipanovits selected as a 2012 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Caltech.

Janos Sztipanovits was selected as a 2012 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) at Caltech in association with the study on "Engineering Resilient Space Systems: Leveraging Novel System Engineering Techniques and Software Architectures."

Team earns NASA award for Boeing, Embraer aircraft maintenance computer design

Two computer science professors and a doctoral student in computer science in the School of Engineering are members of a technical team that has received a 2011 Associate Administrator Award from the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Jim Cooper, U.S. Congressman for Tennessee’s 5th District will be visiting ISIS on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Jim Cooper, U. S. Congressman for Tennessee's 5th District will be visiting ISIS on Monday, April 2, 2012.  Congressman Cooper serves on the Committee on Armed Services and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.