News

July 13, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Beckman Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and neurobiology at Duke University, has been named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator by the Beckman Foundation. The $750,000, four-year award will support Gong’s research into understanding how neurons [...]

July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016. Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, his [...]

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

June 20, 2016

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning that far exceeds current technology in speed and power.

June 07, 2016

Online Analytics Course Tackles a Fast-Moving Field

With every new student who enrolls in his online data analytics course, Daniel Egger senses the corporate world scrambling to redefine itself. Egger is an executive-in-residence in Duke's Master's of Engineering Management program, where he is co-teaching a new series of online courses aimed at [...]

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade [...]

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Healthcare Hackathon Takes Duke INNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING. These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the [...]

April 27, 2016

Duke IEEE: Innovation without Bounds

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering SoutheastCon Every year, Duke’s branch of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) competes against other collegiate teams in the Hardware Competition at IEEE SoutheastCon. [...]

April 27, 2016

Demystifying Big Data

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering How much information does one need to answer a question reliably? The mathematical tools used to understand the tradeoffs between data and uncertainty can be found in the fields of engineering, [...]

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

Pages