Maria DeYoreo, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke, received the 2016 Savage Award in Applied Methodology. This prestigious award is given for the best dissertation in Bayesian statistical methods. Maria is working with Jerry Reiter, professor of statistical science and deputy director of iiD.
Julia Tuttle won the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory's 2016 Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis for her project ""Drug Development for Neglected Tropical Diseases: DNDi and the Product Development Partnership (PDP) Model." The thesis resulted from her work with the Bass Connections Innovation & Technology Policy Lab. She is the second student to win an award based on an ITPLab paper. Congratulations, Julia!
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Duke Mathematics Department and iiD solicited proposals for classes to be team taught by faculty members, one from Mathematics and one from a second Department. This RFP has led to new two courses that were this Spring semester.
The Information Initiative’s Data+ Program offers exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to use real data to answer real-world questions, and will start its second official summer program on May 23, 2016.
Undergraduate Bridget Willke in the Department of Statistical Science worked on her senior Statistics honors thesis with Dr. Ingrid Daubechies on how analysis of brushstrokes might be used to distinguish copies from originals.