This article from Duke Today highlights a yoga class conducted at Gross Hall, home of iiD.
Everybody loves lemurs. Some people love lemurs and data. Thanks to one of Duke’s Information Initiative Data Expeditions projects, a group of Duke evolutionary anthropology students recently learned a lot more about lemurs, and how data can be a powerful research tool.
Congratulations to Duke University Marine Science and Conservation PhD student – and iiD Data Expeditions participant – Vivienne Foroughirad. She’s been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to pursue research that seeks to understand the evolution of complex social and cognitive traits in wild bottlenose dolphins via next-generation sequencing of the mitochondrial genome.
A Duke study shows 40 years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 40 percent flatter than they were before excavation. The researchers collaborated with a Data+ project team to develop web-based app to help people visualize the change.
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Some of our Data+ projects don’t end at after summer—the students keep the work alive out of a passion for the subject they worked on.
In Quanta Magazine, iiD's Ingrid Daubechies writes that machine learning works spectacularly well, but mathematicians aren’t quite sure why.
iiD's Martin Brooke has teamed with Tommy DeFrantz from the Department of African and African American Studies and Tyler Walters—a former lead dancer of the Joffrey Ballet who teaches in the Dance program at Duke—for a grant from the Center for Instructional Technology. Together they taught an engineering class called Performance and Technology.
Martin Brooke talks about his work the theoretical and historical implications of using technology in performance and how data-intensive live processing be used to create live art works that transform our awareness of the space around us.