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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

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

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

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 [...]

April 18, 2016

Pfister Co-Authors Top Computer Science Theory Paper

Henry Pfister, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of the Information Initiative at Duke, and his coauthors have received a best paper award from the Symposium on the Theory of Computing 2016.

April 14, 2016

Coding and Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. A Duke University team is using software to dramatically improve the performance of chemical-sniffing mass spectrometers. Conventional mass spectrometers separate compounds by giving [...]

April 07, 2016

BioMetrix Takes Home ACC InVenture Prize

BioMetrix, a startup company co-founded by Duke undergraduate Ivonna Dumanyan, has won the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize. Held at Georgia Tech, the competition involved student teams from each of the 15 universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Modeled after the hit TV show "Shark Tank," the [...]

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