See what some of our Data+ students were up to this summer.
Maria DeYoreo, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke, received the 2016 Savage Award in Applied Methodology. This prestigious award is given for the best dissertation in Bayesian statistical methods. Maria is working with Jerry Reiter, professor of statistical science and deputy director of iiD.
Julia Tuttle won the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory's 2016 Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis for her project ""Drug Development for Neglected Tropical Diseases: DNDi and the Product Development Partnership (PDP) Model." The thesis resulted from her work with the Bass Connections Innovation & Technology Policy Lab.
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Duke Mathematics Department and iiD solicited proposals for classes to be team taught by faculty members, one from Mathematics and one from a second Department. This RFP has led to new two courses that were this Spring semester.
Undergraduate Bridget Willke in the Department of Statistical Science worked on her senior Statistics honors thesis with Dr. Ingrid Daubechies on how analysis of brushstrokes might be used to distinguish copies from originals.
We wanted to bring your attention to this film about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, whom we think you should all be familiar. The film explores a love of mathematics and partnerships in academia. The review was published in the April issue of London Mathematical Society newsletter. Read the review and then see the film!
Professor DeFrantz, a team leader on the Bass Connections project team Machine Society Interfaces, spoke with the Kenan Institute for Ethics for the Good Question series.
Matt Harding, associate director at iiD, shares how Big Data can help solve public policy challenges like rising global energy demands and our expanding American waistline.
iiD is a supporter of a new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the Duke School of Medicine and the campus. The program awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams.