Research News

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November 23, 2021 | Duke Today

Duke Science and Technology is 'Accepting the Challenge'

The faculty recruitment and retention effort, called Duke Science and Technology, will give the university resources to expand core strengths in Duke’s research, extending to nearly every corner of the university.

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November 22, 2021

Information Theorists Settle 70-Year-Old Communications Question

Colleagues call Duke mathematical proof ‘stunning achievement’ that could have broad implications

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November 19, 2021

Duke Engineering Launches ‘Athena’ Center for AI and Edge Computing

The new center’s kickoff event featured a showcase of proposed edge computing projects

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November 19, 2021

Blake Wilson Receives Top North Carolina Award

Wilson receives the state’s highest civilian honor in recognition of his pioneering role in developing cochlear implants

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October 12, 2021

Duke Professor Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize, A ‘New Nobel’

Cynthia Rudin becomes second recipient of AAAI Squirrel AI Award for pioneering socially responsible AI

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August 18, 2021

‘Shadow Waveguide’ Casts Complex Acoustic Patterns to Control Particles

New approach to 'acoustic tweezers' could help push past limitations for cell and tissue engineering applications

Yiran Chen, Athena PI

August 17, 2021

Diversifying the Edge Computing Ecosystem

New Duke-led, NSF-funded “Athena” center for AI seeks to advance next-generation mobile networks and make fast, secure edge computing accessible to more users

Steve Cummer

July 26, 2021

Catching Waves

Duke ECE’s Steven Cummer, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering, discusses new metamaterials research in this Q&A– and explains why invisibility paint is not on the horizon


June 08, 2021 | Duke Today

$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

Kenneth Brown

April 06, 2021

Engineering Systems for Future Computing

In this Q&A, quantum information scientist Kenneth Brown explains why Duke is situated to lead the quantum systems charge, and how students can begin to explore the field