Research News

September 02, 2014

Kris Hauser: Keeping Robots Upright

Kris Hauser, an expert in computer science, informatics and robotics, joined both the electrical and computer engineering department and the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on August 3, 2014. Part of a steadily expanding [...]

August 28, 2014

Joel Greenberg: Spotting Explosives and Tumors

Joel Greenberg has been named an assistant research professor in Duke’s  Department of Electrical and computer Engineering. As a former research scientist in the department and member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP), he will continue leading a project he has been working on [...]

August 12, 2014

Willie Padilla: Exploring Technology's "Terahertz Gap"

Metamaterials expert Willie Padilla joined the electrical and computer engineering department of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on July 1, 2014. Adding to one of the nation’s largest corps of faculty working with metamaterials, Padilla focuses on developing techniques and devices [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

April 29, 2014

Pratt's MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even lets researchers look through their interiors slice-by- [...]

April 24, 2014

Energy Deputy Secretary: Duke’s Innovative Energy Research is Essential to Security, Safety

Innovative research like that being carried out at Duke is essential to the future of energy security, sustainability and environmental safety, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy told an audience at the Sanford School of Public Policy after a daylong visit with Duke students, [...]

April 18, 2014

Robert Calderbank Wins IEEE Communications Society Award for 15-Year-Old Paper

Robert Calderbank, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, has been awarded the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication. The honor is given each [...]

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