Matt Harding, associate director at iiD, shares how Big Data can help solve public policy challenges like rising global energy demands and our expanding American waistline.
iiD is a supporter of a new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the Duke School of Medicine and the campus. The program awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams.
Duke BME and iiD faculty member Amanda Randles talks about her work with a computer simulation of blood moving around the human body, which compares well with real-world flow measurements.
This article from Duke Today highlights a yoga class conducted at Gross Hall, home of iiD.
Everybody loves lemurs. Some people love lemurs and data. Thanks to one of Duke’s Information Initiative Data Expeditions projects, a group of Duke evolutionary anthropology students recently learned a lot more about lemurs, and how data can be a powerful research tool.
Congratulations to Duke University Marine Science and Conservation PhD student – and iiD Data Expeditions participant – Vivienne Foroughirad. She’s been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to pursue research that seeks to understand the evolution of complex social and cognitive traits in wild bottlenose dolphins via next-generation sequencing of the mitochondrial genome.
A Duke study shows 40 years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 40 percent flatter than they were before excavation. The researchers collaborated with a Data+ project team to develop web-based app to help people visualize the change.
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Some of our Data+ projects don’t end at after summer—the students keep the work alive out of a passion for the subject they worked on.