News

iiD Welcomes New Faculty

Friday, October 13 2017

iiD is thrilled to welcome Hau-Tieng Wu and Xiuyuan Cheng to Duke and to iiD.  


Duke Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science Program Accepting Applications

Friday, October 13 2017

Launching in Fall 2018, students will be able to receive interdisciplinary training within the quantitative sciences, exposure to problems in a variety of disciplines, and direct experience in interdisciplinary team-based science.


Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development Receive $12.5 Million Grant to Study ADHD, Autism Connection

Friday, October 13 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Guillermo Sapiro, along with Dr. Geraldine DawsonLinmarie SikichScott KollinsScott ComptonKenneth DodgeNaomi Davis and Michael Murias of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. They have received a 5-year, $12.5 million grant from the NIH to study the connections between ADHD and autism in children.


There’s an App for That: Enabling Early Intervention in Autism

Tuesday, September 19 2017

From a chance meeting at a Bass Connections faculty mixer, Geri Dawson and Guillermo Sapiro collaborated to create the No. 1 health app in the Apple app store – Duke Health’s Autism & Beyond.


Duke Undergraduates Use Machine Learning Techniques to Evaluate Electricity Access in Developing Countries

Thursday, September 14 2017

A team of Data+ students, led by researchers in the Energy Initiative's Energy Data Analytics Lab and the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, developed means to evaluate electricity access in developing countries through machine learning techniques applied to aerial imagery data.


How Can You Ride Your Bicycle More Safely on Durham Streets? This Website Can Tell You

Tuesday, September 12 2017

iiD's Ghost Bikes Data+ team created an interactive website that demonstrates how factors such as the time of day, weather conditions and demographics affect crash risk.


Durham Traffic Data Reveal Clues to Safer Streets

Monday, September 11 2017

This summer, a team of Duke students partnered with Durham’s Department of Transportation to analyze and map pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle crash data.


Bass Connections Seeks Proposals for New 2018-2019 Projects

Thursday, September 7 2017

Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary teams in exploring societal challenges, is calling for proposals from Duke faculty, graduate and professional students, post-docs, trainees and fellows for new project teams starting in summer 2018 or the 2018-2019 academic year. The application process began September 5 and closes November 3, 2017.


Data+ 2017 Wraps Up 3rd Year

Thursday, August 24 2017

This summer, 70 undergraduates and 27 graduate student mentors participated in a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary data projects as part of the Data+ Summer Program at Duke, which is run by the Information Initiative @Duke in partnership with SSRI, MedX, and other Duke departments, Initiatives, and industry sponsors.


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