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254 Shades of Gray – Ingrid’s Beautiful Logic Legacy

Monday, August 13 2018

Ingrid Daubechies presented examples of how her work in image analysis has been used to restore, rejuvenate, and uncover lost works at this year's International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. 


Duke Expert Helps Spearhead State's New Water Testing Program

Monday, August 13 2018

With some help from Duke analytical chemist Lee Ferguson and his million-dollar lab instrument, the state of North Carolina is about to launch one of the world’s most ambitious testing programs to detect chemical contaminants in drinking water.

 


Duke Mathematician Awarded More Than $400,000 for Her Contributions to Wavelet Theory

Wednesday, August 1 2018

Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering and iiD faculty member, has been awarded the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award for her contribution to wavelet theory, a refinement of the Fourier technique frequently used to shrink digital photos and movies so that they take up fewer kilobytes without noticeably losing detail.


AI Could Make Detecting Autism Easier

Friday, July 20 2018

This article from The Atlantic on autism highlights Geraldine Dawson's work on the Autism and Beyond mobile app. 


Science and Culture: Math Tools Send Legislators Back to the Drawing Board

Thursday, July 5 2018

This article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the use of math tools to show gerrymandering features the work of iiD's Jonathan Mattingly.  


Detecting Gerrymandering with Mathematics

Tuesday, July 3 2018

This article highlights iiD faculty member Jonathan Mattingly's work mathematically dissecting the structure of a typical redistricting to identify gerrymandering.


Jerry Reiter Named Editor of Statistics and Public Policy

Thursday, June 28 2018

Jerry Reiter will be the next editor of Statistics and Public Policy, an open access journal of the American Statistical Association. The journal publishes papers that apply statistical methods to answer problems in public policy or relevant political science.

Jerry is Deputy Director of the Information Initiative at Duke, and professor and associate chair of Statistical Science.


Duke Expert Touts Transformative Potential of Energy Data Analytics in New Book on Digital Decarbonization

Tuesday, June 26 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations released Digital Decarbonization, an anthology of 13 experts’ perspectives on how the unfolding of the digital revolution could help to drive a transition toward clean energy. The volume includes an article by Duke University researcher Dr. Kyle Bradbury, who outlines the transformative potential of the emerging field of energy data analytics.


Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Comes to Duke

Thursday, June 21 2018

Chris Bail Talk
Dr. Chris Bail from Duke University discusses digital trace data at the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science held at Duke in June 2018


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