Information Initiative at Duke Named to Honor Michael and Maureen Rhodes

Tuesday, December 4 2018

Duke University’s landmark “big data” initiative has been named in honor of longtime supporters Michael and Maureen Rhodes. The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), founded in 2013, was officially named by the Duke University Board of Trustees in November 2018 to “express deep appreciation and gratitude to Michael George Rhodes and Maureen C. Rhodes for their generosity,” according to the board resolution.

Mathematical Moments Podcast: Screening for Autism

Wednesday, November 14 2018

Jordan Hashemi talks about an app to help screen for autism and the math behind it.

Seven Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Bass Connections Professorships

Wednesday, November 14 2018

Two of the professorships went to faculty members associated with iiD: Stacy Tantum, Bell-Rhodes Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Vahid Tarokh, Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

iiD Celebrates Fall (and KiiDs!)

Thursday, November 1 2018

iiD celebrated Fall this last Thursday, October 25, with an event for faculty, staff, and students in iiD held in the Energy Hub in Gross Hall.

iiD and friends had a great time with kid-friendly Fall activities and games before walking as a group to the French building for the Science Under the Stars event, hosted by the Chemistry Department.

A great time was had by all, as shown in our photos!

Cracking the Code on Credit Cards at Datathon 2018

Wednesday, October 31 2018

Duke students spent the weekend using their insight and computer science knowledge to interpret data from Credit Sesame, a free credit score estimator. iiD was a co-sponsor of the event. 

Real-Time Fact-Checking: There's (Almost) an App for That

Friday, October 19 2018

In a Bass Connections project that combines journalism and computer science, students pursue a first-ever app that provides "pop-up" fact-checking in real time automatically.

Calderbank Reappointed to New Term as Information Initiative Director

Wednesday, October 10 2018

Robert Calderbank has been reappointed as director of the information initiative at Duke (iiD) for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

Data+ Wraps Up Fourth Year of Data Projects

Thursday, October 4 2018
2018 Data+ Poster Session. August 3, 2018 Gross Hall
2018 Data+ Poster Session. August 3, 2018 Gross Hall

Duke Students Create Energy Datasets and Tools with Wide-Ranging Impact

Tuesday, October 2 2018

This summer, Data+ teams deployed cutting-edge data analysis techniques to aid the search for solutions to the global challenge of reliable electricity.

Making Sense of Syria's Murky Death Toll

Wednesday, September 19 2018

Some researchers are determined to do the best they can to keep Syria’s death count -- which may have reached half a million -- from getting lost in the fog of war. Duke statistician Beka Steorts is one of them.