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November 20, 2013

Chakrabarty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, a professor in Duke's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to receive the Humboldt Research Award. This prestigious award is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to "outstanding researchers whose fundamental discoveries, new [...]

November 08, 2013

Congress Members Visit Duke to Experience the Future of Airport Security

Three members of the North Carolina delegation to Congress—Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), George Holding (R-NC), and David Price (D-NC)—visited Duke’s campus on November 6 to tour research labs and view demonstrations of airport security research projects happening at Duke. Over the past several [...]

November 07, 2013

Wireless Device Converts "Lost" Energy into Electric Power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct [...]

October 31, 2013

Stiff-Roberts Garners Funding for “SENSOR Saturday Academy”

Scores of Durham County eighth-graders from minority groups typically underrepresented in scientific careers will soon get to participate in a practical, hands-on program aimed at sparking their interest in research, teaching them about engineering and exposing them to the roles engineers play. [...]

September 23, 2013

Ph.D. Plus Gives Engineering Graduate Students Career Edge

A Ph.D. in engineering, followed by years of postdoctoral study, has traditionally opened the door to an academic career focused on research and teaching—but more and more Ph.D. engineers are headed in other directions.  In fact, today, around 70 percent of Duke University’s engineering Ph.D. [...]

September 18, 2013

Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral Versus Bacterial Infections

A blood test developed by Duke researchers showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses. The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick person’s immune system expresses as a [...]

September 09, 2013

Cochlear Implant Pioneer Blake Wilson to Receive Lasker Award

Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants who serves as a co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will receive the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced Monday that Wilson will share the award with Graeme M. [...]

August 06, 2013

Entrepreneurs in ECE

Entrepreneurship success stories abound in Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Look at Advanced Liquid Logic: founded in 2004 by ECE graduate students Vamsee Pamula and Michael Pollack, the company was acquired in July 2013 by Illumina, Inc., which develops life science tools [...]

July 10, 2013

Teaching machines to watch TV

Watching TV is one of the things that computers cannot do better than humans. They’re terrible at it, in fact. But Leslie Collins’ signal processing group in ECE is working to change that. The “big data” potential is vast: Turning a moving picture into data that could be analyzed statistically in [...]

July 10, 2013

Shaping data

It doesn’t tick, but biology keeps excellent time. Mathematician and computer science/ECE professor John Harer and his collaborators want to unwind the variety of biological clocks found in cells, looking closely at their timepieces to see how they work individually and how they work together. He’s [...]

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