On January 17, 2019, the largest Data+ Information Fair yet was held in the Ahmadieh Atrium of Gross Hall. In addition to over 30 Data+ projects, the Rhodes Information Initiative and Data+ also hosted the Code+ and Computer Science Summer research programs at the Information Fair, drawing in 350+ Duke undergraduates from many different disciplines to learn more about these summer research opportunities at Duke.
At the Durham Crisis Intervention Team Awards Banquet on Dec. 7, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta was named Volunteer of the Year, and Data+ and Bass Connections in Brain & Society were named Community Partner Agency of the Year.
Bail is the director of the Polarization Lab at Duke, which brings together scholars from the social sciences, statistics, and computer science to develop new technology to bridge partisan divides.
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.
Jordan Hashemi talks about an app to help screen for autism and the math behind it.
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 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!
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.
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.
Robert Calderbank has been reappointed as director of the information initiative at Duke (iiD) for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.