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A Duke University team led by professor of statistical science, mathematics and computer science Sayan Mukherjee won a $1.5 million dollar grant, making Duke a National Science Foundation center for data/statistical science. Co-principal investigators include professors Cynthia Rudin, Robert Calderbank, Jianfeng Lu, and Rong Ge. read more about Duke Computer Science Researchers Win $1.5M NSF Award »

A banner year for Rong Ge, Duke University Assistant Professor of Computer Science, in 2019 he has received both a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a Sloan Research Fellowship. The CAREER program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the… read more about Rong Ge Receives 2019 NSF Career Award and Sloan Fellowship »

Kartik Nayak, an expert in security, applied cryptography, distributed computing, and blockchains joined the Duke Computer Science faculty as an assistant professor this fall. A newly minted PhD, Nayak is focused on answering two distinct but related questions: How can we preserve the privacy of our data while still allowing computation on it? How can multiple mutually distrusting parties achieve consensus on a value (or a sequence of values) efficiently? Regarding the first issue, Nayak provides a simple example. “Let’s… read more about New Faculty: Cybersecurity Expert Kartik Nayak Joins Duke Computer Science »

Welcome to Lisa Wu Wills, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Solving computing problems that can arise with today’s big-data analytics, Wills is an expert in the interdisciplinary research of computer architecture and health care. ------ Lisa Wu Wills likes a challenge, especially when it comes to solving the computing problems that can arise with today’s big-data analytics. An expert in computer… read more about New Faculty: Lisa Wu Wills adds expertise in architecture and application-driven hardware acceleration »

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Bruce R. Donald, Duke Professor of Computer Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, a grant @ $170K+. The grant is a supplement to buy a GPU-enabled computer cluster for his NIH research project, Deep Topological Sampling of Protein Structures. Congratulations to Dr. Donald. read more about Professor Bruce Donald Receives $170K NIH Award »

Duke Computer Science, Biochemistry, and ECE Associate Professor Alberto Bartesaghi will speak at the premier microscopy education event, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 Meeting in Portland. Having pushed the resolution of cryoEM protein structure determination during his career, Bartesaghi will present the biological sciences tutorial “X43 Expanding the Computational Toolbox for CryoEM” at M&M 2019. read more about Bartesaghi Presents at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 Meeting »

Cynthia Rudin was named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for her significant contributions to interpretable machine learning algorithms, prediction in large-scale medical databases, and theoretical properties of ranking algorithms. Rudin, Duke Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science was among 25 researchers selected as 2019 IMS Fellows. Another IMS Fellow in Duke Computer Science is Sayan Mukherjee… read more about Cynthia Rudin Named IMS Fellow and ASA Fellow »

Duke Computer Science, Data+ and Code+ undergraduate summer programs conclude this Friday, August 2, 2019 with a  research showcase, featuring over 40 posters from all 3 undergrad programs! This is the first time that CS and Code+ will join Data+ for this poster session. read more about A Showcase of Summer of Research: Data+, Code+ and Computer Science Summer Programs »

How gender diverse is the workforce of AI research? Key findings from a large-scale analysis report recently published by Nesta UK (previously known as National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) indicate: A serious gender diversity crisis exists in AI research. This new report shows that less than 14% of AI papers feature a female co-author, and the proportion of AI papers co-authored by at least one woman has not improved since the 1990s. Duke Professor Cynthia Rudin is one… read more about Gender Diversity in AI Research: Key Report Findings »

KDD keynote speakers Duke Computer Science Professor Cynthia Rudin and Microsoft Healthcare's Corporate VP Peter Lee will address key industry challenges related to data science in interpretable ML and healthcare at KDD 2019. The premier interdisciplinary conference for data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data researchers and practitioners, KDD is Aug. 4-8 in Alaska. read more about KDD 2019 Announces Duke University Computer Scientist Cynthia Rudin as a Keynote Speaker for 25th Annual Conference »

Duke Computer Science's database group presented five (5) research papers and a demo at the SIGMOD 2019 conference in Amsterdam June 30-July 5. Also, a Duke paper on Ektelo was selected for the 2018 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award. SIGMOD is a prestigious international forum on databases for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore and exchange cutting-edge ideas, research, techniques, and tools. Duke Research Papers at SIGMOD 2019 “APEx: Accuracy-Aware… read more about Duke Computer Science at SIGMOD 2019 »

When Associate Chair Richard Lucic joined the Duke University faculty in 1992, the world’s first popular web browser was just about to be released, and the Computer Science department was among the smallest on campus. Things couldn’t be more different today. The global economy has gone digital, the internet has remade the world, and computer science is the most popular major Duke offers. Now the department will have to undergo another large change: operating without Lucic for the first time in 21 years. During his Duke… read more about Professor Richard Lucic Celebrating End of 27-Year Duke Career »

Duke Computer Science undergrad Chunge Wang developed a new app that helps to stop drones from delivering contraband to prisons. In conjunction with an alerting system developed by Duke ECE Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings and team, the Prison Reconnaissance Information System (PRIS) interface notifies prison security personnel when it detects a drone or human intruder. read more about Duke Comp Sci undergrad Chunge Wang develops app to deter drones from delivering prison contraband »

Congratulations to recipients of the 2019 undergraduate student awards presented at commencement ceremonies on May 12. Alex Vasilos Memorial Award  Friends and colleagues of the late Alex Vasilos donated the Alex Vasilos Memorial Award to the Department of Computer Science to recognize deserving students. This year's recipients: Rohith Kuditipudi For first-rate research contributions in several areas, including generative adversarial networks, theoretical guarantees for learning neural networks… read more about Undergraduate Awards Presented 2019 »

Duke Computer Science Associate Professor and security expert Ashwin Machanavajjhala spoke in Washington, DC on current capabilities of differential privacy and its applications to federal statistical agencies at a workshop held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on June 6. read more about Ashwin Machanavajjhala speaks on Differential Privacy in Washington, DC at the National Academies of Sciences »

Conitzer entered his video on consciousness in the National Science Foundation competition, which sets the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. View and comment by June 26 to help select Conitzer's question as vital research to address in the coming decade. read more about Conitzer Submits Video on the "Theory of Conscious Experience" to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine »

The Department congratulates our newest graduates who were awarded degrees for 2018-2019 at commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2019. Visit Facebook photo album. PhD Degrees | MS Degrees | MSEC Degrees | Undergraduate Degrees PhD Degrees Ilker Bozkurt - Advisor: Bruce Maggs. Getting More Out of the Existing Internet Infrastructure To Improve User Experiences. Cassandra Carley - Advisor: Carlo… read more about 2019 Graduation: Degrees Conferred »

Professor Cynthia Rudin states in this new paper that both “black box” and “explainable” machine learning models carry serious concerns for those who care about justice and accuracy in high-stakes fields like criminal justice and healthcare. read more about Cynthia Rudin's paper "Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead" is published on Nature Machine Intelligence »

Duke's Cynthia Rudin recently demonstrated the real-world impact that interdisciplinary research can make, when her team of two machine learning experts and two neurologists used interpretable models to predict seizures in ICU patients. Rudin and colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General won first prize in the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award competition. Congratulations! read more about Duke's Cynthia Rudin and Colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General take first prize at IAAA »

Caroline Wang, a junior computer science major at Duke University, has been named a 2019 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. This is a prestigious national award for undergraduates in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Congratulations! read more about Duke Computer Science undergraduate wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship »

Duke's Bruce Donald, James B. Duke professor of computer science and researchers from his lab launched Gavilán Biodesign, which uses software to overcome drug resistance and fight cancer. Their company was selected as a startup by IndieBio, a biotech startup accelerator. read more about Bruce Donald and researchers from his Duke lab start company that uses software to overcome drug resistance, fight cancer »

Shalin Shah, John Reif, and Abhishek Dubey of Oak Ridge National Lab just published research on a new imaging technique in which tiny light-up DNA barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling. The team will present their work on April 15, 2019 at the 16th Foundations of Nanoscience Conference (FNANO19). read more about Shah, Reif, and Dubey to Present Temporal DNA Barcode Research at FNANO19 Conference »

Jun Yang, Associate Chair and Duke Professor of Computer Science, recently published Data Management in Machine Learning Systems, with coauthors Matthias Boehm and Arun Kumar. This important book follows a data-centric view of ML systems and provides a comprehensive overview of data management in ML systems for the end-to-end data science or ML lifecycle. read more about Jun Yang Publishes "Data Management in Machine Learning Systems" »

Susan Rodger, a professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University, will receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award “for leadership in undergraduate and K-12 computer science education, and for broadening participation of women in computing.” Congratulations! read more about Susan Rodger is Recognized with IEEE Computer Society 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award »