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April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Healthcare Hackathon Takes Duke INNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING. These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the [...]

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 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

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.

April 14, 2016

Coding and Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. A Duke University team is using software to dramatically improve the performance of chemical-sniffing mass spectrometers. Conventional mass spectrometers separate compounds by giving [...]

April 07, 2016

BioMetrix Takes Home ACC InVenture Prize

BioMetrix, a startup company co-founded by Duke undergraduate Ivonna Dumanyan, has won the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize. Held at Georgia Tech, the competition involved student teams from each of the 15 universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Modeled after the hit TV show "Shark Tank," the [...]

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology [...]

April 04, 2016

Duke's Materials Science Sparks a Brighter Energy Future

Energy provides humanity with immeasurable benefits and promise, allowing people all over the world to maintain or improve their standard of living and build healthier and happier communities. Yet the production and use of energy also introduces a number of emerging threats, including climate [...]

March 30, 2016

Duke Robotics Gets an Arm and a Leg Up

There is a robot learning to be a nurse in the School of Nursing. And that’s not even the most interesting robotics project on Duke’s campus! Duke’s newly formed Robotics Group showed off a wide range of projects underway March 28, during the first annual Duke Robotics Student Symposium. More than [...]

March 17, 2016

Chakrabarty Named Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The three-year fellowship includes up to $180,000 and [...]

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