Research News

October 14, 2016

Lego-Like Wall Produces Acoustic Holograms

New technology shapes sound waves for applications from speakers to ultrasound imaging

October 07, 2016

Xin Li: Pushing Integrated Circuits to New Heights and New Frontiers

New faculty member Xin Li works on advanced integrated circuit design and optimization while pushing the technology into new applications

October 05, 2016

Mikkelsen Named Army Research Office Young Investigator

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, has won two new highly competitive research awards—the Young Investigator Program award from the Army Research Office (ARO) and a $2 million [...]

September 21, 2016

Making Smart Meters Smarter

Duke engineers seek energy insights by reading a building's electrical signatures

August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

August 15, 2016

Setting Robots in Motion, Quickly and Efficiently

How can a drone get from one place to another in a forest, without colliding with any trees? How can a robot pick up a bolt and insert it into a casing, without smashing into any of the other moving objects in a crowded factory? Our ability to find a solution to this problem – which is called [...]

August 03, 2016

Perpetual “Ice Water”: Stable Solid-Liquid State Revealed in Nanoparticles

Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler’s heat or in the very back corner of the freezer. That’s fundamentally the surprising discovery recently made by an international group of researchers led by an electrical engineering [...]

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

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 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.