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.
Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The competitive, five-year, $500,000 grant for outstanding young faculty will support Randles’s work to establish a computational framework that allows researchers to study how fluids and various cellular structures interact.
Addiction researcher Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD, an associate professor of the practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, explains that addiction has a clinical definition: when a person continues to do something despite experiencing major negative consequences.
Narayanan Rengaswamy and other Duke Engineering PhD candidates have experienced the bright side of having to shift to online dissertation defenses.