2019 Data+/Code+/Computer Science Info Fair

Tuesday, January 22 2019

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.

Duke Honored for Durham Research Partnerships through Bass Connections and Data+ Programs

Sunday, January 6 2019

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.



Christopher Bail on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Wednesday, January 2 2019

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.

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.