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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.


Three Engineers Named to National Academy of Inventors

Wednesday, December 13 2017

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected three faculty members from Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering to its 2017 class of Fellows.


iiD Welcomes New Faculty

Friday, October 13 2017

iiD is thrilled to welcome Hau-Tieng Wu and Xiuyuan Cheng to Duke and to iiD.  


Duke Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science Program Accepting Applications

Friday, October 13 2017

Launching in Fall 2018, students will be able to receive interdisciplinary training within the quantitative sciences, exposure to problems in a variety of disciplines, and direct experience in interdisciplinary team-based science.


Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development Receive $12.5 Million Grant to Study ADHD, Autism Connection

Friday, October 13 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Guillermo Sapiro, along with Dr. Geraldine DawsonLinmarie SikichScott KollinsScott ComptonKenneth DodgeNaomi Davis and Michael Murias of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. They have received a 5-year, $12.5 million grant from the NIH to study the connections between ADHD and autism in children.


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