Today, an unprecedented amount of data is available regarding how the world uses energy. This avalanche of data presents both challenges and opportunities for engaging in energy data analytics, understanding how individuals and companies make energy decisions, and improving efficiency.
The Information Initiative at Duke is merging mathematical sciences and the arts—with beautiful results. Within the realm of visual arts, faculty and students are working with museums, artists, and historians to illuminate authenticity—and forgery—and to preserve history. In the process, we are transforming what is meant by liberal arts education.
Together, iiD and Duke Medicine are accelerating society’s progress toward personalized health care. This fusion has the potential to dramatically improve patient outcomes, the cost-effectiveness of treatment, and the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Duke is leading a revolution in child mental health. With autism, anxiety, and other disorders on the rise, it is imperative that children be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. iiD researchers are working on making diagnosis easier, cheaper, and more accurate. Their aim is to make diagnostic tools accessible to the general population, empowering children and caregivers.
The new innovative "maker space" in Gross Hall opens this fall, and the Duke community is invited to suggest its new name – entries due April 6.
Ingrid Daubechies has been named members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers.
Robert Calderbank has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI recognizes academic inventors for their prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Guillermo Sapiro has been awarded two new grants totaling about $2.5 million over the next five years. Sapiro is a co-investigator on both grants, each exploring the detailed inner workings of the human brain.
An excellent New York Times article by Dr. Jordan Ellenberg of University of Wisconsin-Madison