News

New Randles Lab Space in iiD

Thursday, February 22 2018

After winning the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High-Performance Computing (TCHPC) Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High-Performance Computing and the 35 Innovators Under 35 Award in the Fall of 2017, Dr. Amanda Randles discovered she needed more space for her growing research team.


iiD Welcomes Vahid Tarokh

Thursday, February 22 2018

We're excited to welcome Dr. Vahid Tarokh to Duke! Dr. Tarokh joins the new Duke University Quantitative Initiative, coming from Harvard.


2018 Data+ Project Information Fair Draws Over 200 Students

Thursday, February 22 2018

Now in its fourth year, Data+ is a 10-week summer research experience that welcomes Duke Undergraduates interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. Students join small project teams, working alongside other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze, and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the modern world of data science.


Faculty Opportunity: Oak Ridge National Labs and its Leadership Computing Facility

Monday, February 12 2018

Oak Ridge National Labs' (ORNL) Leadership Computing Facility allows faculty and graduate students to apply for core hours on its powerful computers, as well as access to its computers for smaller projects.


Mantis Shrimp Can Punch Each Other to Death but Prefer to Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

Thursday, January 18 2018

In a study led by Duke iiD's Patrick Green, scientists created some conflict between mantis shrimp to see if and when they would resort to drastic violence to solve it.


Mathematics Chair Jonathan Mattingly's Math Exposes Political Gerrymandering in N.C. District Maps

Thursday, January 11 2018

Duke Mathematics Professor Jonathan Mattingly’s algorithm demonstrating political gerrymandering in North Carolina’s district mapping was a focal point in the ruling of the 4th Circuit of Appeals judge earlier this week.


North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

Wednesday, January 10 2018

In the first decision of its kind, federal judges threw out North Carolina's congressional map, saying it was drawn to favor Republicans​. iiD faculty member Jonathan Mattingly testified in the case.


Should AI Decide Who Gets a Kidney?

Tuesday, January 2 2018

A team of researchers at Duke and the University of Maryland have created an algorithm that attempts to reflect the ethical choices that a human would make based on responses to surveys about who should get a kidney transplant.


Data+ Program Travels to Munich

Wednesday, December 20 2017

Professor Massimo Fornasier of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) had another reason to visit Duke this Fall when he gave a mini-course for the Mathematics Department: he wants to bring Duke’s Data+ summer program to TUM!


Can We Teach Computers to Make Music Like Mendelssohn?

Friday, December 15 2017

Duke graduate student Anna Yanchenko and statistics professor Sayan Mukherjee are teaching computers to write classical piano music in the mode of great composers like Mendelssohn and Beethoven.


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