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July 4 at Data+

Monday, July 6 2015

An update from our Lineage Logistics internship team on how they spent July 4:

“We grilled burgers while our physicist explained analytical and numerical methods for solving the heat equation. Anne Talkington and Rachel Yin worked with Chris Eckman, one of our analysts, to implement in Matlab. Fun times all around.


Duke to Offer Free Online Data-Analysis Courses Through Coursera

Tuesday, June 30 2015

Launching this fall, “Specialization in Data Analytics for Business” will help everyday professionals make the most of Big Data. The proposal for the course series arose from a meeting organized by the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD).


So You Want to Be a Data Scientist

Monday, June 8 2015

More than 50 students—majoring in everything from political science to engineering—gathered on the third floor of Gross Hall for a lunch to share status updates on their Data+ projects.


Two iiD Teams Help LinkedIn Improve Opportunity for World’s Workforce

Tuesday, May 26 2015

Two of the 11 teams that won the innovative and highly competitive LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge are led by Duke Statistics faculty affiliated with iiD.

Launched in October 2014, the challenge asked investigators, academicians and “data-driven thinkers” to submit their ideas for creating greater economic opportunity for the approximately 3 billion people in the global workforce.


Video: Innovative Approaches to Autism Diagnoses

Thursday, May 21 2015

In the latest Duke Forward video in the Ideas That Move the World Forward series, iiD faculty member Guillermo Sapiro talks about a new technological approach to mental health disability screening and behavioral analysis in children.


Maths Is (Also) for Women

Wednesday, May 20 2015

The World Academy of Sciences interviewed Duke's Ingrid Daubechies on why more women should engage in mathematics.


More Evidence That Big Data Draws Big Dollars. This Time From Duke University

Wednesday, May 6 2015

From Inside Philanthropy: The potential for huge amounts of data to accelerate advances across fields has funders giddy. Part of the draw is the diverse array of possible applications, and Duke University's collaborative data science center is a prime example.


Fitting Name for New Gross Hall Space: 'The Foundry'

Friday, May 1 2015

Evoking the energetic spirit of industry and entrepreneurship, the new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke.


Duke Receives $9.75 Million for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

Monday, April 27 2015

The gifts will endow iiD professorships, graduate fellowships in engineering, and educational programs on data-driven problem-solving, both in the classroom and in the field. It also will provide flexible funding for iiD to explore new teaching and research avenues. 


Conitzer Awarded $50,000 Guggenheim Fellowship

Monday, April 20 2015

Vincent Conitzer has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow for his work in computational social choice, and he will receive a $50,000 grant to support his research.


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