News

March 23, 2017

The “Citation Classic” That Redefined Microfluidics

In 2004, Duke Engineering researchers demonstrated the first digital lab-on-a-chip platform. Today, that breakthrough is now used in the products of three companies and changed the face of genetic screening.

Miroslav Pajic

March 22, 2017

Pajic Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Grant will develop new techniques to guard against cyberattacks against cyber-physical systems.

Dean Ravi Bellamkonda on immigration reform

March 20, 2017

Dean Bellamkonda on Immigration Policy and Attracting the Best Minds

To ensure the brightest minds tackle the biggest problems, Dean Ravi Bellamkonda explains, immigration reform shouldn't prevent foreign nationals from attending U.S. universities.

team stands with xprize drone

March 17, 2017

Duke Team's Undersea Robot Competes for $7 Million in Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Contest

Less than five percent of Earth’s seafloor has been mapped and explored, but a team of Duke University students is racing to change that.

Kyle Bradbury and Data+ students

March 14, 2017

Data-Savvy Students

A new course aims to make data competency a signature strength of every Duke Engineering undergraduate

Maiken Mikkelsen and Miroslav Pajic

March 08, 2017

Mikkelsen, Pajic Receive Naval Young Investigator Program Awards

Maiken Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, and Miroslav Pajic, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, have each won an Office of Naval Research Young [...]

Kyle Bradbury and Data+ students

March 07, 2017

Real Problems, Real Teamwork

Duke’s nationally recognized Data+ program brings teams of faculty and students together each summer to explore data-driven approaches to real-world problems—including many from clients such as Accenture, Fidelity Charitable and Duke Health. Impactful projects like the ones below will soon become [...]

March 03, 2017

Predicting Patient Outcomes

Less than 100 yards away from one of the Southeast’s busiest medical centers, Duke engineers Lawrence Carin and Ricardo Henao are working to keep people out of those inpatient beds. By designing algorithms to sift through reams of data in clinical records, the team is helping clinicians find better [...]

Efe Aras and Galen Reeves in downtown Durham

March 02, 2017

Modeling Traffic with Self-Driving Cars

Senior Efe Aras creates city street models to predict how self-driving cars might affect traffic by parking themselves

Chris Tralie visualizes data analytics with mentors

February 23, 2017

A Mind—and an Ear—for Big Data

At Duke, engineering doctoral student Chris Tralie discovered a passion for analyzing the topology of music—and for teaching undergraduates about the power of data science

mucous proteins

February 22, 2017

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

Scientists identify biomarkers in mucus that verify viral infection from cold or flu

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