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New Master’s Program Aims To Meet Growing Demand For Data Scientists

Thursday, March 23 2017

The Duke University Board of Trustees has approved a new master’s degree program to help meet the need for well-rounded data scientists who can answer questions that matter with data-backed insights. The MS Degree in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) emerges from a particular vision of data science as an inherently interdisciplinary and team-based endeavor.


How a Museum Curator Solved a 600-Year-Old Mystery

Thursday, March 23 2017

The Wall Street Journals highlights the Ghissi Altar project, featuring the efforts of iiD's Ingrid Daubechies and the Duke Image Processing for Art Investigation team. Log in required to read the article, or read it through Proquest


Mining Data for All It's Worth

Friday, March 17 2017

From Duke Magazine: Learn how Duke alum Winston Henderson and his startup Sankofa worked with an iiD Data+ team to show cultural bias in search results.  


The Information Initiative @ Duke: The Perfect Place for a PECASE Winner

Monday, February 20 2017

Before leaving the White House in early January 2017, President Obama named  Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and mechanical engineering and materials science (MEMS) at Duke University, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is highest honor bestowed by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Friday, January 20 2017

Congratulations to iiD faculty member Guglielmo Scovazzi, who has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The recognition is highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Data+ Fair: 24 Data+ Projects to Choose From!

Wednesday, January 18 2017

On January 17, 2017, the Information Initiative at Duke held their annual Data+ Information Fair to showcase the program’s offerings of summer 2017 Data Projects, and to encourage students to apply to the program.

Representatives from each of the 24 projects were available to answer student questions and explain what they hoped to achieve during the 10-week summer research program that starts on May 22.


Image Processing Algorithms for Art Conservation

Wednesday, December 21 2016

Learn how Duke undergraduates and iiD faculty were involved in the Image Processing Algorithms for Art Conservation project and the Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece exhibit at NC Museum of Art. 


Journal Paper from Data+ Team Published

Wednesday, December 7 2016

Summer 2015 Data+ students Raghav Saboo, Arjun Devarajan, and Wuming Zhang developed and co-authored the article “Distributed solar photovoltaic array location and extent dataset for remote sensing object identification,” published for open access in Scientific Data, a Nature journal.


Data+ Program Honored for Educational Innovation

Tuesday, December 6 2016

Duke’s Data+ summer research program received the gold prize in the natural sciences category at the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards in Philadelphia. 


Duke University Researchers Develop Nonpartisan Ways to Draw & Evaluate Redistricting Maps

Friday, December 2 2016

Duke mathematics professor and iiD faculty member Jonathan Mattingly talks about his work with mathematical modeling and gerrymandering. 


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