July 10, 2013

Big Data, Big Insights

We're at a moment in which we seem to have become better at collecting data than understanding it. Sensors, cameras, computers and smart phones capture and store an unending torrent of data about human activity via ubiquitous wireless signals, making nearly everything measurable and identifiable. [...]

June 18, 2013

Pratt Engineers Awarded Four Department of Defense Grants

From transparent conductors to acoustic cloaking in water to undersea sensing, scientists at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have been rewarded for their novel research by being involved in four of 15 large grants recently awarded by the federal government. These highly sought-after [...]

May 29, 2013

George Jordan: Turning a Passion for Technology into a Legal Career

Plenty of fine attorneys were English majors as undergraduates. But say you’re the CEO of a tech company whose key innovations are protected by crucial patents, patents now being legally challenged. Sure, you could hire one of those former English scholars to defend them. Or you maybe you’d rather [...]

May 06, 2013

Do-It-Yourself Invisibility with 3-D Printing

DURHAM, N.C. – Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler. “I would argue that essentially anyone who can spend a couple thousand dollars on a non- [...]

April 30, 2013

Sapiro, Knio Named as Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professors of Engineering

Two Duke engineering faculty have been named as the inaugural recipients of the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professorships. Guillermo Sapiro was formally named the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Omar Knio as the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professor of Mechanical [...]

April 08, 2013

Duke Engineering Student Named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar

Duke engineering junior Kushal Seetharam has been selected as a scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Seetharam is among 271 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Fellow Duke junior Yaohua Xue, a chemistry and economics [...]

March 13, 2013

Duke, Peer Schools Announce International Scholarship Focused on Global Grand Challenges

Eight U.S. universities including Duke have established the Vest Scholarship program to spur international collaborations among graduate students whose studies are focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The scholarship, named after the outgoing National Academy of Engineering [...]

March 08, 2013

Calderbank to Direct Interdisciplinary 'Big Data' Effort at Duke

Robert Calderbank, the Phillip Griffiths professor of computer science, mathematics and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been appointed director of an interdisciplinary program designed to increase "big data" computational research, Provost Peter Lange announced Friday. [...]

January 22, 2013

Daubechies Wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Duke mathematician Ingrid Daubechies has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences. The BBVA Foundation began awarding the prize in 2008 to celebrate basic research and creative works of excellence. Daubechies, who is also a professor in electrical and computer [...]

January 18, 2013

Novel Sensor Provides Bigger Picture

DURHAM, N.C. –  Duke University engineers have developed a novel "sensor" that is more efficient, versatile, and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners, and collision avoidance systems for aircraft, cars or maritime vessels.. The researchers fabricated a unique [...]