Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary teams in exploring societal challenges, is calling for proposals from Duke faculty, graduate and professional students, post-docs, trainees and fellows for new project teams starting in summer 2018 or the 2018-2019 academic year. The application process began September 5 and closes November 3, 2017.
This summer, 70 undergraduates and 27 graduate student mentors participated in a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary data projects as part of the Data+ Summer Program at Duke, which is run by the Information Initiative @Duke in partnership with SSRI, MedX, and other Duke departments, Initiatives, and industry sponsors.
Dr. Amanda Randles of Duke University Biomedical Engineering was recently recognized by MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” for her outstanding work creating a simulation of blood flow through the human body based on a particular person’s unique medical images.
New maps created by Data+ students this summer suggest that tobacco retailers are disproportionately located in low-income neighborhoods and living in a neighborhood with easy access to stores that sell tobacco makes it easier to start young and harder to quit.
A Data+ team led by Ingrid Daubechies explored the feasibility of building an app that museum visitors could use to virtually restore paintings in museums.
Analyzing data on women’s roles in American film, a Data+ team showed that 40 percent of female roles in movies still fail the Bechdel test.
For ten weeks from May through July, a team of Duke students in the Data+ summer research program worked on developing ways to assess electricity access automatically, using satellite imagery.
Students participating in Data+ work in various project rooms in Gross Hall, sharing space with 1-5 other project teams that have something in common (project theme, programming language, etc.) On occasion, these project teams develop a great appreciation for each other. Watch our video on the unique environment in Gross Hall 351.
An international team from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. were awarded a three-year grant for the project. The team includes iiD faculty member Sayan Mukherjee.