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Nurturing Employability: Life after Data+

Wednesday, April 5 2017

Data+ 2016 participants Morton Mo and Lindsay Hirschhorn followed up with us recently to share how their participation in Data+ has helped them find jobs in data science after the program wrapped up in the summer of 2016. While each student had a very different experience, the one thing they share is the edge that Data+ gave their resumes, and got them the job!


Data+ 2017 Enrollment Complete!

Wednesday, April 5 2017

Data+ 2017 has accepted 70 students to research and work in interdisciplinary project teams over the summer, starting May 22. The program will run 10 weeks, during which project teams will work on data provided by their clients and learn to marshal, analyze, and visualize that data based on the client’s goals for each project. "This year it was a very large applicant pool, and it was hard to make all of these decisions," Co-Director Paul Bendich says.


Duke Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wednesday, March 29 2017

Duke University seeks exceptional candidates for the upcoming Duke Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. This competitive fellowship will provide three years of support for an outstanding scholar with established academic excellence in a quantitative science including (but not limited to) statistics, computer science, engineering or math who seeks to broaden their impact both within and outside of academia by working across disciplines and sectors to solve pressing social science problems. 


Beka Steorts: Machine Learning, Human Rights, and Public Policy

Tuesday, March 28 2017

Women in Machine Learning recently highlighted the work of iiD’s Rebecca Steorts.


New Master’s Program Aims To Meet Growing Demand For Data Scientists

Thursday, March 23 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 answer questions that matter with data-backed insights. The MS Degree in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) emerges from a particular vision of data science as an inherently interdisciplinary and team-based endeavor.


How a Museum Curator Solved a 600-Year-Old Mystery

Thursday, March 23 2017

The Wall Street Journals highlights the Ghissi Altar project, featuring the efforts of iiD's Ingrid Daubechies and the Duke Image Processing for Art Investigation team. Log in required to read the article, or read it through Proquest


Mining Data for All It's Worth

Friday, March 17 2017

From Duke Magazine: Learn how Duke alum Winston Henderson and his startup Sankofa worked with an iiD Data+ team to show cultural bias in search results.  


The Information Initiative @ Duke: The Perfect Place for a PECASE Winner

Monday, February 20 2017

Before leaving the White House in early January 2017, President Obama named  Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and mechanical engineering and materials science (MEMS) at Duke University, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is highest honor bestowed by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Friday, January 20 2017

Congratulations to iiD faculty member Guglielmo Scovazzi, who has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The recognition is highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Data+ Fair: 24 Data+ Projects to Choose From!

Wednesday, January 18 2017

On January 17, 2017, the Information Initiative at Duke held their annual Data+ Information Fair to showcase the program’s offerings of summer 2017 Data Projects, and to encourage students to apply to the program.

Representatives from each of the 24 projects were available to answer student questions and explain what they hoped to achieve during the 10-week summer research program that starts on May 22.


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