ISIS professor Xenofon Koutsoukos receives Excellence in Teaching Award

"The Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to professor Xenofon D. Koutsoukos. Nominations for this award are made by School of Engineering faculty and any engineering student group recognized by the University, and it is given to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to excellence in undergraduate or graduate instruction during the past year. "

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Computer scientists from ISIS Pioneer Sepsis Detection System

ISIS software engineers working alongside  clinicians and informatics experts from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed and begun testing what they believe is the first real-time system for sepsis detection.

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Visiting lecture - Ethan Jackson, Microsoft Research

Thursday April 23rd at noon in the Large Conference Room, Ethan Jackson from Microsoft Research will give a lecture on his continuing work on model-based design and formal methods.

Vodafone Wireless Innovation

Recently ISIS teamed up with the Clinton Climate Initiative and submitted an idea of a mobile green house gas and air pollution monitoring system to the Vodafone Foundation Wireless Innovation Program. The proposal made it to the final, where Ákos Lédeczi presented it to a panel of judges. Unfortunately, it was not picked up as one of the three winners.

ISIS in the News

One of our own has recently been featured in several publications for research and contributions to the engineering field. The Countersniper project, headed by Senior Research Scientist Ákos Lédeczi, creates technology that allows a soldier’s helmet to accurately pinpoint shooter location. For complete information, please refer to the following:

Professor Stephen B. Wicker to Visit Vanderbilt

Professor Stephen B. Wicker from Cornell University will visit Vanderbilt on March 19th, 2009. He will give a lecture on Privacy and Privacy-Aware Design in Telecommunications Networks. The Lecture will be held in Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, Featheringill Hall at 3pm.

A Developing Situation

is a movie showing us how a nurse in an imaginary hospital turns into a criminal stealing patient data, and how state of the art, trustworthy clinical information systems can guard privacy and help in detecting such cyber security incidents.

ISIS Researcher Receives NSF Career Award

Assistant Professor Aniruddha S. Gokhale has recently been granted the honor of receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award.

ISIS Researchers awarded U.S. Patent

ISIS Researchers, Akos Ledeczi, Miklos Maroti, Gyula Simon and Gyorgy Balogh have just been awarded a United States Patent: "Acoustic source localization system and applications of the same." The innovation came out of the DARPA sponsored countersniper system the group developed in the past few years.

ISIS in the News

 The Mobile Air Pollution Monitoring Network developed at ISIS was recently featured at the ScienceNews website. The system makes it possible to obtain a detailed picture of the air quality in a city. The project was sponsored by Microsoft Research.