Lights, Cameras, Teach!: Online Curriculum and Custom Software Bring the Computer Science Classroom to Students Worldwide

Think of the internet celebrities you know, and more than likely people such as the “Chewbacca Mom” or that “Damn, Daniel” kid come to mind.

Vanderbilt Engineering Tech uses Elephant Poachers’ Own Weapons Against Them

Anti-poaching authorities will soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal – high-tech ballistic shockwave sensors under development at Vanderbilt School of Engineering.

Institute for Software Integrated Systems Researcher joins EECS Department as Assistant Professor

Abhishek Dubey has joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department as an assistant professor.

Trans-Institutional Program on Vanderbilt Initiative for Smart Cities Operation and Research (VISOR)

Vanderbilt provides seed funding for establishing a trans-institutional research center on smart cities. The Vanderbilt Initiative for Smart Cities Operation and Research (VISOR) will work with the Nashville metropolitan government to solve a number of key challenges facing our city.

Prof. Taylor Johnson joins EECS Department and ISIS

Prof. Taylor Johnson has joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research focus is to develop formal verification techniques and software tools for cyber-physical systems (CPS).

Programming MOOC Gets High Rating

A massive open online course, or MOOC,offered by Vanderbilt on Coursera is currently ranked as #5 on the Top 50 Free Online Courses of All Time in the World out of 6000.  The Introduction to Programming with MATLAB MOOC was developed by Professor Emeritus Mike Fitzpatrick and our own Akos Ledeczi.

Renowned cyber-physical systems researcher Sztipanovits honored with symposium - Georgia Tech colleague: “You are the reason the field exists.”

Our founding director, Janos Sztipanovits, the E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering, celebrated his 70th birthday with a surprise, day-long symposium and party that brought together some of the world’s most renowned researchers in cyber-physical systems. Full story at

Vanderbilt’s medical capsule robots' hardware, software goes open-source

Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch – a team from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering did the preliminary work for them and is ready to share.

ISIS team gets NSF AIR-TT grant

PinPtr, a novel GPS technique developed at ISIS, is getting a financial push onto the market, thanks to National Science Foundation Accelerating Innovation Research–Technology Translation (AIR-TT) grant.


Typical GPS products can find a location within 3 to 10 meters of accuracy, but PinPtr has the potential to deliver as close as 10 centimeters of accuracy.

MOOC leads talented Indian student to Vanderbilt

To say that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have had a global impact is an understatement. Vanderbilt’s role in offering popular MOOCs is well documented, but here’s a different case: This summer, Chinmaya Samal, who started halfway around the world in a MOOC by ISIS faculty, ended up doing research on our campus.