Data+ Program Continues to Grow

Wednesday, May 25 2016

The Information Initiative’s Data+ Program offers exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to use real data to answer real-world questions, and will start its second official summer program on May 23, 2016.

Copies and Originals Project

Wednesday, May 25 2016

Undergraduate Bridget Willke in the Department of Statistical Science worked on her senior Statistics honors thesis with Dr. Ingrid Daubechies on how analysis of brushstrokes might be used to distinguish copies from originals.  

Film Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity

Monday, May 2 2016

We wanted to bring your attention to this film about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, whom we think you should all be familiar. The film explores a love of mathematics and partnerships in academia. The review was published in the April issue of London Mathematical Society newsletter. Read the review and then see the film!


An Exploration in Ethics with Thomas DeFrantz

Wednesday, April 27 2016

Professor DeFrantz, a team leader on the Bass Connections project team Machine Society Interfaces, spoke with the Kenan Institute for Ethics for the Good Question series.

New Collaborative Seed Grant Program Gives Eight Awards (Duke Today)

Friday, April 8 2016

iiD is a supporter of a new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the Duke School of Medicine and the campus. The program awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams.

Supercomputer Simulates Whole-Body Blood Flow (

Friday, April 8 2016

Duke BME and iiD faculty member Amanda Randles talks about her work with a computer simulation of blood moving around the human body, which compares well with real-world flow measurements.

Ways to Exercise, Rain or Shine

Friday, March 18 2016

This article from Duke Today highlights a yoga class conducted at Gross Hall, home of iiD. 

Lemurs and Big Data: Learning to Use Big Data in Research

Monday, March 14 2016

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.

NSF Award for Vivienne Foroughirad

Wednesday, February 24 2016

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.

The Innovators

Monday, February 22 2016

Duke Today features Guillermo Sapiro and the team's work on the "Autism & Beyond" app that resulted from iiD's Information, Child Mental Health, and Society project.