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High-Tech Tools Yield Roman Discovery

Friday, July 29 2016

Sponsored by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program and Duke’s Bass Connections, a team of Duke scholars and students spent this summer at two historic sites in Italy. They used drones, virtual reality 3D modeling, and other high-tech tools during the project and made some significant discoveries. 


Recreating Catalhoyuk’s Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Monday, July 25 2016

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus.


Mapping A Changing City With Data

Thursday, July 21 2016

One of our Data+ teams spent the summer examining data related to Durham County. Learn how undergraduates Anna Vivian and Vinai Oddiraju, under the guidance of mentor Olga Kozlova, a PhD candidate in economics, focused their work on ambient stress and neighborhood change.


Taking Math Beyond the Blackboard

Thursday, July 7 2016

More than 85 people from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. who met at Duke University June 13-17 for a five-day problem-solving workshop for mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industry and academia.


Data+ Research Teams Focus on Timing

Thursday, July 7 2016

See what some of our Data+ students were up to this summer. 


Maria DeYoreo Wins 2016 Savage Award

Tuesday, June 21 2016

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 Wins CISSCT Prize

Friday, May 27 2016

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.


New Math + X Courses Offered in Spring 2016

Wednesday, May 25 2016

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.


Data+ Program Continues to Grow

Wednesday, May 25 2016

The Information Initiative’s Data+ Program offers exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to use real data to answer real-world questions, and will start its second official summer program on May 23, 2016.


Copies and Originals Project

Wednesday, May 25 2016

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.  


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