National Science Foundation Announces Projects to Expand the Frontiers of Cyber-Physical Systems

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two grants totaling $13 million to support multi-university projects in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). These projects are key components of NSF's CPS technologies portfolio, for which investments exceeded $150 million during the last four years.

Vanderbilt wins $9.3M DARPA contract to evolve tools for military vehicle design

Vanderbilt University engineers in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems have been awarded a $9.3 million contract over two years to continue their work to mature META tools that are part of a flagship Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program.

Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from.

The making of a MOOC: Coursera launches at Vanderbilt March 4

More than 136,000 people have registered to attend five Vanderbilt courses this spring and summer—attend them virtually, that is. The university’s first foray into massive open online courses—or MOOCs—launches March 4 on the platform Coursera.

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Vanderbilt student team competes in amphibious vehicle race

It’s black. It’s a bit bigger than a breadbox. It has four knobby wheels, a water nozzle sticking out the back and it can really scoot.

It’s the one-fifth-scale model amphibious vehicle that a team of Vanderbilt engineering students designed and built for a national competition, called the Model-Based Amphibious Racing Competition (MBARC), which took place in mid-January at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in southern California.

Biswas appointed to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada committee

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), a federal agency which administers funding for university-based research, has appointed Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, to a three-year term as a member of the Computer Science Evaluation Group.

In this role, Biswas will participate in the peer review process devoting considerable time and effort to reviewing applications and making award recommendations.