Duke Undergraduates Use Machine Learning Techniques to Evaluate Electricity Access in Developing CountriesThursday, September 14 2017
A team of Data+ students, led by researchers in the Energy Initiative's Energy Data Analytics Lab and the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, developed means to evaluate electricity access in developing countries through machine learning techniques applied to aerial imagery data.
iiD's Ghost Bikes Data+ team created an interactive website that demonstrates how factors such as the time of day, weather conditions and demographics affect crash risk.
This summer, a team of Duke students partnered with Durham’s Department of Transportation to analyze and map pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle crash data.
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.