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