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July 22, 2014

Chris Dwyer Named National Security Science and Engineering Fellow

Chris Dwyer, an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, has been named one of ten new National Security Science and Engineering Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense. The fellowship will award up to $3 million in research support for up to five years. The field of computer [...]

July 15, 2014

Duke Engineers Abroad

After the economic downturn of the late 2000s hit America, it became difficult for college students to find jobs—not only new graduates, but summer internship seekers as well. Many students, however, found a silver lining. Instead of moping about poolside for three months, they flocked to different [...]

July 10, 2014

Smith Named Chair of ECE

David Smith has been named chair of Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective August 1, 2014. Smith, the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), is one of the most highly cited and highly respected scholars in electrical and computer [...]

July 07, 2014

Calderbank Receives Shannon Award

Robert Calderbank, director of the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and the Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Claude E. Shannon Award by the IEEE Information Theory Society. “The Shannon Award is as big as it gets in electrical engineering [...]

June 17, 2014

Summer Story: Junior Chris Dees Applies Lessons from Graphics Cards to Computer Processors

Junior Chris Dee is spending his summer developing ways to make computers more efficient and cost-effective. The electrical engineering and computer science major from Singapore is trying to change the way computers process information by comparing the speed and efficiency and graphics cards and [...]

June 06, 2014

Digitizing DukEngineer

When you’re perusing seven decades’ worth of prose from mostly unguided undergraduate engineers, there are bound to be a few surprises–as the team at Duke Libraries who digitized the entirety of the DukEngineer’s archives found. They turned up detailed explanations of how drinking-bird toys work [...]

June 03, 2014

$30 Million Gift to Advance Engineering and Science Education at Duke

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday. The Pearsons’ gift will support interdisciplinary programs, [...]

May 22, 2014

Screening for Autism: There's an App for That

Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students—not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism. Researchers at Duke University [...]

May 16, 2014

Eric Jones

Graduation Year: 1999 Degrees at Duke: Master's PhD Major/Program: Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Co-founder, Enthought Pratt School of Engineering alumnus Eric Jones and high-school friend Travis Vaught launched Enthought Scientific Computing Solutions in 2001, [...]

May 16, 2014

Michael Drozd

Graduation Year: 1989 Degrees at Duke: Bachelor of Science PhD Major/Program: Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Founder, Wright Foods In business, the most important thing is problem-solving day to day. And there is no better training for that in the world than [...]

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