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Duke to Offer Open Online Courses in Data Analysis, Software Development

Thursday, September 3 2015

This fall Duke University will launch several new open online courses in two high-demand fields: data analysis and software development. The courses will be offered on online learning platform Coursera, and are intended to help individuals around the world build practical career skills. The first course starts September 15.


Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research

Friday, August 21 2015

Accenture and Duke University have formed an alliance focused on jointly developing new advanced analytics solutions to address real-world, client-specific business challenges. The Accenture and Duke University Analytics Research Program, which will have an initial focus on health management research, aims to bring together data, modeling and analysis to achieve sustainable business and patient outcomes.


The Foundry Open House and Dedication

Thursday, August 20 2015

We encourage the iiD community to attend the open house and dedication for the Foundry:
 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Gross Hall Ground Floor

Come explore Duke’s amazing new 7,600-square-foot “maker space,” where student teams, faculty, and staff can build ideas from the ground up! 

Join us for:


Jordan Hashemi: My Bass Connections Pathway

Monday, August 17 2015

Graduate student Jordan Hashemi explains why he choose to come to Duke—in part because of iiD and Duke's strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research.


How Fake Data Could Protect Real People’s Privacy

Friday, July 31 2015

An article published by the Atlantic describes Deputy Director of iiD Jerry Reiter's research program on methods for sharing data in ways that protect the confidentiality of data subjects' identities and sensitive attributes. This work comes out of grants supported by the National Science Foundation and is associated with two iiD projects that Jerry leads.


July 4 at Data+

Monday, July 6 2015

An update from our Lineage Logistics internship team on how they spent July 4:

“We grilled burgers while our physicist explained analytical and numerical methods for solving the heat equation. Anne Talkington and Rachel Yin worked with Chris Eckman, one of our analysts, to implement in Matlab. Fun times all around.


Duke to Offer Free Online Data-Analysis Courses Through Coursera

Tuesday, June 30 2015

Launching this fall, “Specialization in Data Analytics for Business” will help everyday professionals make the most of Big Data. The proposal for the course series arose from a meeting organized by the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD).


So You Want to Be a Data Scientist

Monday, June 8 2015

More than 50 students—majoring in everything from political science to engineering—gathered on the third floor of Gross Hall for a lunch to share status updates on their Data+ projects.


Two iiD Teams Help LinkedIn Improve Opportunity for World’s Workforce

Tuesday, May 26 2015

Two of the 11 teams that won the innovative and highly competitive LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge are led by Duke Statistics faculty affiliated with iiD.

Launched in October 2014, the challenge asked investigators, academicians and “data-driven thinkers” to submit their ideas for creating greater economic opportunity for the approximately 3 billion people in the global workforce.


Video: Innovative Approaches to Autism Diagnoses

Thursday, May 21 2015

In the latest Duke Forward video in the Ideas That Move the World Forward series, iiD faculty member Guillermo Sapiro talks about a new technological approach to mental health disability screening and behavioral analysis in children.


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