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Gender Identity Data Put Summer Students on the Front Line

Monday, September 19 2016

North Carolina's "bathroom bill," HB2 has stirred passions and led to protests. A Duke Data+ team assessed the discrimination transgender people faced even before the bill was passed.


Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Tuesday, September 6 2016

In a Data+ project led by Leslie Collins, professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering at Duke, the team looked at satellite images from four different cities to locate solar panels to train the machine learning algorithm. The goal was to show how solar energy is being adopted on a county, city or neighborhood level.


Type 2 Diabetes And Pancreatic Cancer

Thursday, September 1 2016

Lisa Satterwhite, assistant research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and iiD faculty member, and her Data+ team comprising Shaobo Han, Zidi Xiu and Albert Antar spent the summer processing data and making connections between symptoms in medical records and eventual diagnoses for patients with diabetes and pancreatic cancer.


Retired North Carolina Justices Map Independent Congressional Districts

Thursday, September 1 2016

Jonathan Mattingly, professor of mathematics and statistical science at Duke and iiD faculty member, and his Data+ team are mentioned in this article about gerrymandering. 


Duke iGEM Team Awarded Grants for Synthetic Biology Research and Outreach

Thursday, August 11 2016

Duke Undergraduate International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Team, a Bass Connections and iiD collaboration, has received two external grants to support its work.


Data+ Team Examines Web of Collaborators at Duke

Thursday, August 11 2016

As part of a Data+ project this summer, Anne Driscoll, a Duke junior, and Austin Ferguson, recent graduate, mined datasets from Scholars@Duke and PubMed to see if they could find a way to measure interdepartmental collaboration among faculty at Duke.


Of Heartbeats, Bones and Brushstrokes

Monday, August 1 2016

Ingrid Daubechies, professor of mathematics and electrical and computer engineering—and iiD faculty member—received the Math + X Investigator award from the Simons Foundation to encourage novel collaborations between mathematicians and researchers in another field of science or engineering. Learn about the work she's been doing recently.


Connecting The Dots On Diagnosing

Monday, August 1 2016

Motivated by Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology and mentor Jim Moody’s work on health and networks, rising sophomore Molly Chen and rising junior Emily Wu spent their summer on a Data+ project with supervising postdoc Laura Sheble building an interactive web-based tool to help better diagnose patients.


High-Tech Tools Yield Roman Discovery

Friday, July 29 2016

Sponsored by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program and Duke’s Bass Connections, a team of Duke scholars and students spent this summer at two historic sites in Italy. They used drones, virtual reality 3D modeling, and other high-tech tools during the project and made some significant discoveries. 


Recreating Catalhoyuk’s Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Monday, July 25 2016

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus.


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