Duke iGEM Team Awarded Grants for Synthetic Biology Research and Outreach

Thursday, August 11 2016

Duke Undergraduate International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Team, a Bass Connections and iiD collaboration, has received two external grants to support its work.

Data+ Team Examines Web of Collaborators at Duke

Thursday, August 11 2016

As part of a Data+ project this summer, Anne Driscoll, a Duke junior, and Austin Ferguson, recent graduate, mined datasets from Scholars@Duke and PubMed to see if they could find a way to measure interdepartmental collaboration among faculty at Duke.

Of Heartbeats, Bones and Brushstrokes

Monday, August 1 2016

Ingrid Daubechies, professor of mathematics and electrical and computer engineering—and iiD faculty member—received the Math + X Investigator award from the Simons Foundation to encourage novel collaborations between mathematicians and researchers in another field of science or engineering. Learn about the work she's been doing recently.

Connecting The Dots On Diagnosing

Monday, August 1 2016

Motivated by Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology and mentor Jim Moody’s work on health and networks, rising sophomore Molly Chen and rising junior Emily Wu spent their summer on a Data+ project with supervising postdoc Laura Sheble building an interactive web-based tool to help better diagnose patients.

High-Tech Tools Yield Roman Discovery

Friday, July 29 2016

Sponsored by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program and Duke’s Bass Connections, a team of Duke scholars and students spent this summer at two historic sites in Italy. They used drones, virtual reality 3D modeling, and other high-tech tools during the project and made some significant discoveries. 

Recreating Catalhoyuk’s Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Monday, July 25 2016

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus.

Mapping A Changing City With Data

Thursday, July 21 2016

One of our Data+ teams spent the summer examining data related to Durham County. Learn how undergraduates Anna Vivian and Vinai Oddiraju, under the guidance of mentor Olga Kozlova, a PhD candidate in economics, focused their work on ambient stress and neighborhood change.

Taking Math Beyond the Blackboard

Thursday, July 7 2016

More than 85 people from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. who met at Duke University June 13-17 for a five-day problem-solving workshop for mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industry and academia.

Data+ Research Teams Focus on Timing

Thursday, July 7 2016

See what some of our Data+ students were up to this summer. 

Maria DeYoreo Wins 2016 Savage Award

Tuesday, June 21 2016

Maria DeYoreo, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke, received the 2016 Savage Award in Applied Methodology. This prestigious award is given for the best dissertation in Bayesian statistical methods. Maria is working with Jerry Reiter, professor of statistical science and deputy director of iiD.