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PhD mathematics student John Malik took first place for his image, “Phases of the Heart,” showing phase information extracted from an electrocardiogram signal using Fourier transform.

January 22, 2018

Heart-Phase Image Takes Top Prize in 2018 'Envisioning the Invisible' Contest

Amazing research images won top honors in the contest sponsored by the Duke Engineering Graduate Student Council.

March 03, 2017

Materials Discovery

In the search for new materials, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power. The research is part of the White House Materials Genome Initiative, launched in 2011 to accelerate the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems [...]

Henry Pfister

March 03, 2017

Demystifying Deep Neural Networks

Sometimes datasets are too small for standard analytics tools to find trends and patterns in the data.  Henry Pfister, associate professor of ECE and mathematics, designs novel graphical models and algorithms to infer answers to the questions being asked when data are sparse. For example, deep [...]

Guillermo Sapiro and Dr. Helen Egger

March 03, 2017

An App for Autism Screening

As a toddler watches videos on a new Duke-developed app, sophisticated algorithms analyze “selfie”-camera recordings of her head movements and facial expressions for small but significant signs of autistic behavior, such as a lack of emotions, social-reference, or delayed response. To date more [...]

Claudia Gunsch and PhD student Ryan Holzem

March 03, 2017

Teaming the Microbiome

If ever a match were made in scientific heaven, it’s between Big Data and Bioinformatics. Machine learning techniques have already begun to revolutionize our understanding of how bacteria influence human and environmental health and can efficiently produce a wide variety of products. Getting [...]

March 03, 2017

Data-Based Diagnosis

As overuse of antibiotics gives rise to new generations of resistant bacteria, clinicians face an important decision—hold back the drugs in case the patient turns out to have a viral infection, or prescribe them just in case? Duke engineers are working closely with genome scientists and clinicians [...]

March 03, 2017

Predicting Patient Outcomes

Less than 100 yards away from one of the Southeast’s busiest medical centers, Duke engineers Lawrence Carin and Ricardo Henao are working to keep people out of those inpatient beds. By designing algorithms to sift through reams of data in clinical records, the team is helping clinicians find better [...]

aerial view of campus

March 03, 2017

Duke's Data Network

In a place where engineers can (and do) simply cross the street or even the hallway to connect with Medical Center clinicians, statisticians, or energy experts, it’s perhaps not surprising that Duke’s data-science research is literally all over the map—with teams coming together from across [...]

female working at laptop in office

March 03, 2017

Data and Decision-Making: Master's Students Take a Practical Approach

For Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students in the fast-growing Data & Decisions track, companies are becoming classrooms—thanks to the program’s capstone consulting practicums.

March 02, 2017

Schaad Named Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

David Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schaad joins the fewer than 3.5 percent of members to hold the prestigious honor recognizing those who have made celebrated contributions and [...]

Efe Aras and Galen Reeves in downtown Durham

March 02, 2017

Modeling Traffic with Self-Driving Cars

Senior Efe Aras creates city street models to predict how self-driving cars might affect traffic by parking themselves

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