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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.

Article in Venture Nashville Connections by Doug Schmidt

IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry collaboration in Information Technologies, an article recently published in Venture Nashville Connections by Doug Schmidt, discusses the IT industry and the difficulty in finding, training, and retaining talented IT professionals in this region.  But, there are some opportunities to find local talent when collaborating with universities and industry leaders.  Dr.

Ted Bapty quoted in Popular Mechanics article on DARPA's cutting-edge plan for auto manufacturing

According to Popular Mechanics, DARPA, the defense research group, wants better vehicles.  They want them faster and cheaper.  In order to accomplish this feat, they are looking to computer circuit builders.

Sztipanovits quoted in Wall Street Journal article on software development

According to the Wall Street Journal, GE will announce a $1 billion investment in software development over three years as it seeks to use software to make many of its products smarter and more profitable, as well as developing products capable of solving problems for customers.

At the heart of the investment is a new global software headquarters the company is building in northern California. The facility, slated to be opened by the middle of next year in San Ramon, Calif., will hire 400 software engineers and centralize its world-wide efforts.