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).
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 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.
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.
The World Academy of Sciences interviewed Duke's Ingrid Daubechies on why more women should engage in mathematics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through iiD, graduate students mentor undergraduates in labs during the semester and into the summer, bringing them in on intensive, highly creative projects. This hooks undergraduates on the excitement of working with real data early in their Duke education.