Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke University, has been named a 2020 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. She was one of 12 faculty selected to present their research in a special issue of the Nature journal Cellular and Molecular Engineering.
Robert Calderbank, director of the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, and Vahid Tarokh will lead a national initiative to develop AI-informed communication and networking protocols fast and reliable enough to handle Air Force requirements
Mathemalchemy, a “Collaborative sculptural art installation using textile and other media to illustrate mathematical creativity” is the brainchild of Duke Mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies and Dominique Ehrmann, a Canadian fiber artist specializing in unusual quilting techniques that involve kinetics, transparency, light, and other elements.
Kim Bourne, Ph.D. student in Civil & Environmental Engineering, discusses what she learned while managing teams of undergraduates on the Data-driven Approaches to Illuminate the Responses of Lakes to Multiple Stressors project team.
When summer internships disappeared, Duke Applied Machine students rallied to create meaningful experiences in data science and software engineering, matching 210 students with projects at nearly 75 companies.
As part of a Data+ project, Katherine Cottrell (’21), Michaela Kotarba (’22), and Alexander Burgin (’23) spent two and a half months looking at changes in Duke’s student body enrollment over the last 50 years and created an interactive data-visualization website to show the results.
Imari Walker Karega, a fifth-year PhD student in the lab of Duke environmental engineer Lee Ferguson, studies the fate of plastic components as they break down and disperse in the environment.
In late February 2020, organizers of the Data+, Code+, and CS+ summer programs began to discuss the possibility that the in-person structure of the program may not be possible in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the next couple of months, it became clear an in-person student experience would not be possible this summer. However, these three programs decided they could still provide an enriching summer experience for students.
A panel of three Duke alumni recently joined the 2020 Data+ cohort to discuss their experiences in the program, the role of data science in their jobs today and the importance of building lasting professional relationships.
Duke Professor of Mathematics Ingrid Daubechies was among the scientists honored with a 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research for groundbreaking contributions to modern theories and techniques of mathematical data and signal processing.