DukEngineer Magazine 2020

In this issue: Using CRISPR to Explore the Dark Genome, Privacy and Versatility in Machine Learning, New Master’s Program in Financial Technology and more

Editor-in-Chief: Sabrina Qi E’20

Faculty Innovation

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Machine Learning Protecting Human Privacy

Duke Engineers are pioneering techniques to scan a person’s face while ignoring certain sensitive features that someone might not want their device to access

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Versatility of Machine Learning

David Carlson is helping colleagues across campus use machine learning in their own fields of expertise while removing the “black box” from the equation

The Undergraduate Experience

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First-Year Students Learn to Thrive

New zero-credit course ‘Thrive’ arms first-year students with tools to seamlessly transition into college, understand one another and realize resilience

Graduate Opportunities

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Finding Your Place in Research

Master’s students stress the importance of doing homework on research labs before deciding to join one

Peering into Tomorrow

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GREENgineering: Duke Bleeds GREEN

Initiated by Dean Ravi Bellamkonda, GREENgineering is working toward a greener and more sustainable Pratt School of Engineering