Duke Mathematician Awarded More Than $400,000 for Her Contributions to Wavelet Theory

Wednesday, August 1 2018

Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering and iiD faculty member, has been awarded the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award for her contribution to wavelet theory, a refinement of the Fourier technique frequently used to shrink digital photos and movies so that they take up fewer kilobytes without noticeably losing detail.

AI Could Make Detecting Autism Easier

Friday, July 20 2018

This article from The Atlantic on autism highlights Geraldine Dawson's work on the Autism and Beyond mobile app. 

Science and Culture: Math Tools Send Legislators Back to the Drawing Board

Thursday, July 5 2018

This article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the use of math tools to show gerrymandering features the work of iiD's Jonathan Mattingly.  

Detecting Gerrymandering with Mathematics

Tuesday, July 3 2018

This article highlights iiD faculty member Jonathan Mattingly's work mathematically dissecting the structure of a typical redistricting to identify gerrymandering.

Jerry Reiter Named Editor of Statistics and Public Policy

Thursday, June 28 2018

Jerry Reiter will be the next editor of Statistics and Public Policy, an open access journal of the American Statistical Association. The journal publishes papers that apply statistical methods to answer problems in public policy or relevant political science.

Jerry is Deputy Director of the Information Initiative at Duke, and professor and associate chair of Statistical Science.

Duke Expert Touts Transformative Potential of Energy Data Analytics in New Book on Digital Decarbonization

Tuesday, June 26 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations released Digital Decarbonization, an anthology of 13 experts’ perspectives on how the unfolding of the digital revolution could help to drive a transition toward clean energy. The volume includes an article by Duke University researcher Dr. Kyle Bradbury, who outlines the transformative potential of the emerging field of energy data analytics.

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Comes to Duke

Thursday, June 21 2018
Chris Bail Talk
Dr. Chris Bail from Duke University discusses digital trace data at the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science held at Duke in June 2018

Duke University is hosting the second annual Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) workshop from June 17 – 30, 2018.

Ingrid Daubechies Wins $100,000 Prize in Applied Mathematics

Wednesday, June 13 2018

Professor Ingrid Daubechies is the first female recipient of the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics.

Project on Color Vision of Shrimp Helps Biology Students See Data Science in New Light

Thursday, June 7 2018

We are all data scientists these days, to one degree or another. The ability to explore and analyze data helps us make sense of our world. Duke’s Data Expeditions program aims to introduce more undergraduates to data science early in their college education. The Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), in partnership with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), supports pairs of graduate students to prepare a dataset for use in an existing undergraduate course.