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Ashutosh Chilkoti has agreed to remain chair of Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering for another five years

July 27, 2017

Chilkoti Reappointed Chair of Duke BME

Plans to build on the department’s efforts to recruit exceptional junior and senior faculty while creating a close-knit culture

IBIEM participants with Claudia Gunsch

March 14, 2017

IBIEM Holds Inaugural Symposium on Microbiome Dynamics and Engineering

Emerging program's first symposium attracts participants from each corner of the Research Triangle

Kyle Bradbury and Data+ students

March 14, 2017

Data-Savvy Students

A new course aims to make data competency a signature strength of every Duke Engineering undergraduate

Duke's architectural engineering class

March 10, 2017

Designing More than Just a Structure

Hands-on design in Pratt’s Certificate of Architectural Engineering Program challenges students to think beyond functionality

March 09, 2017

Yang Wins 2017 Merritt Science Journalism Award

Brenda Yang, a PhD student in psychology and neuroscience, has been named the winner of the 2017 Merritt Science Journalism Award. The $500 award recognizes a Duke graduate or undergraduate student for the best piece of science journalism published during the previous calendar year. Yang’s piece, [...]

Maiken Mikkelsen and Miroslav Pajic

March 08, 2017

Mikkelsen, Pajic Receive Naval Young Investigator Program Awards

Maiken Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, and Miroslav Pajic, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, have each won an Office of Naval Research Young [...]

Kyle Bradbury and Data+ students

March 07, 2017

Real Problems, Real Teamwork

Duke’s nationally recognized Data+ program brings teams of faculty and students together each summer to explore data-driven approaches to real-world problems—including many from clients such as Accenture, Fidelity Charitable and Duke Health. Impactful projects like the ones below will soon become [...]

Guglielmo Scovazzi with students

March 03, 2017

Understanding Complex Infrastructure Systems

From prospecting for fossil fuels to implanting synthetic heart valves, human engineering is fast transforming natural environments. But how are our interventions affecting these systems—and vice-versa? Duke engineers are tackling those questions in a new initiative using “heavy data” methodologies [...]

March 03, 2017

A Global Approach to Nanoinformatics

Since 2008, Duke has led an international consortium of researchers studying how industrial nanoparticles affect the environment. Other scientists are doing the same—and the global effort has produced an enormous amount of valuable data. But in such a nascent field, experimental procedures are [...]

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 [...]

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