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September 21, 2016

Making Smart Meters Smarter

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

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July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016.Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, [...]

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

June 20, 2016

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning that far exceeds current technology in speed and power.

June 07, 2016

Online Analytics Course Tackles a Fast-Moving Field

With every new student who enrolls in his online data analytics course, Daniel Egger senses the corporate world scrambling to redefine itself. Egger is an executive-in-residence in Duke's Master's of Engineering Management program, where he is co-teaching a new series of online courses aimed at [...]

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

April 27, 2016

Duke IEEE: Innovation without Bounds

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringSoutheastCon Every year, Duke’s branch of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) competes against other collegiate teams in the Hardware Competition at IEEE SoutheastCon. With [...]

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

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

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.

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