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Pinpointing Where Durham’s Nicotine Addicts Get Their Fix

Thursday, August 10 2017

New maps created by Data+ students this summer suggest that tobacco retailers are disproportionately located in low-income neighborhoods and living in a neighborhood with easy access to stores that sell tobacco makes it easier to start young and harder to quit.


Rejuvenating Art With Data

Tuesday, August 8 2017

A Data+ team led by Ingrid Daubechies explored the feasibility of building an app that museum visitors could use to virtually restore paintings in museums.


Sizing Up Hollywood’s Gender Gap

Tuesday, August 8 2017

Analyzing data on women’s roles in American film, a Data+ team showed that 40 percent of female roles in movies still fail the Bechdel test.


Mapping Electricity Access for a Sixth of the World’s People

Tuesday, August 8 2017

For ten weeks from May through July, a team of Duke students in the Data+ summer research program worked on developing ways to assess electricity access automatically, using satellite imagery.


Dig@IT Project Update: Discoveries in Turkey

Thursday, July 20 2017

Dr. Maurizio Forte sent along these great photos of their archaeological discovery in Vulci. The discoveries stem from the work on the iiD project Dig@IT: Virtual Reality in Archaeology.


Room 351: Data+ Collaboration and Friendship

Wednesday, July 19 2017

Students participating in Data+ work in various project rooms in Gross Hall, sharing space with 1-5 other project teams that have something in common (project theme, programming language, etc.)

On occasion, these project teams develop a great appreciation for each other. Watch our video on the unique environment in Gross Hall 351:


Researchers Win $1.2 Million to Study Social Mobility in Meerkats

Tuesday, July 18 2017

An international team from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. were awarded a three-year grant for the project. The team includes iiD faculty member Sayan Mukherjee.


Energy Program on Chopping Block, But New Data Suggest It Works

Wednesday, July 5 2017

An interdisciplinary team of Duke researchers, including iiD Associate Director Jerry Reiter, have been tackling the question, "do energy efficiency 'audits' really benefit companies over time?"—timely work as it applies to a long-running Department of Energy (DOE) effort that is slated for elimination under President Trump’s proposed budget.


The New Master In Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) At Duke University

Thursday, June 29 2017

The Duke University Board of Trustees has approved a new master’s degree program to help meet the need for well-rounded data scientists who can work with different industries and experts.


Building an Educational Tool to Assess Resident Performance

Monday, June 19 2017

Duke General Surgery resident Shanna Sprinkle is leading iiD undergraduates in building a new educational database for Duke Surgery’s residency programs.The database will enable program directors to evaluate key performance metrics for residents and will serve as a valuable tool for surgical education research.


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