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Congratulations to recipients of the 2018 undergraduate student awards which were presented at commencement ceremonies on May 13.    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: Harrison Graham Lundberg - For outstanding research contributions in database for an inter-query contention analyzer for cluster computing frameworks, and for… read more about Undergraduate Awards Presented 2018 »

The Department congratulates our newest graduates who were awarded degrees for 2017-18 at commencement ceremonies on May 13. Visit the CS Facebook page to see graduation photos. Go to: PhD Degrees | MS Degrees | MSEC Degrees | Undergraduate Degrees PhD Degrees Bing Xie - Advisor: Jeffrey Chase. Output Performance of Petascale File Systems. Yan Chen - Advisor: Ashwin Machanavajjhala. Applying Differential Privacy with Sparse… read more about Graduation: Degrees Conferred for 2017-18 »

Editor's note: This article, contributed by Lee Adi, Hayley Barton, Tanner Johnson, Nick Turecky, and Carter Zenke, provides an update on Mobile Citizens, an after-school program developed by Duke students to bring computer science to low-income middle schoolers, which was reported on in a 2017 article in The Chronicle. A sense of ethics and community-oriented service are not graduation requirements for a computer science (CS) degree. But in a world becoming more digital - where CS touches everything and everyone… read more about Duke Undergrads Lead Middle Schoolers in Developing Mobile Apps »

Cynthia Rudin and Sudeepa Roy have been awarded a Duke Energy Initiative Grant for their project titled "Enabling Better Energy Decisions Through Better Interpretable Causal Inference Methods for Personalized Treatment Effects." The project's goal is to improve our ability to make policy decisions and understand energy use by making casual inference. read more about Cynthia Rudin and Sudeepa Roy Awarded Duke Energy Initiative Grant »

Alvin Lebeck serves as Program Co-Chair for the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2019). ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems, and networking. read more about Alvin Lebeck Serves as Program Co-Chair for ASPLOS 2019 »

Kristin Stephens-Martinez joined Duke’s Computer Science faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor of the practice. Her range of experience includes data science, software engineering, computer networking, human-computer interface, education, and information visualization. ---- Data scientist Kristin Stephens-Martinez's well-ordered mind seeks data of all kinds. She has studied over 4,000 students' wrong answers when they predicted the output of code, collected five-years of her own grad school… read more about New Faculty: Kristin Stephens-Martinez Takes a “Meaning-full” Approach to Data Science »

As numbers and facts continue to accumulate in today’s world of big data, a growing challenge is how to sift through the reams of data for relevant discoveries. It’s a critical and timely issue because policymakers and scientists base wide-ranging decisions on the results of data analysis. But old methods of data analysis don’t always work well with super-sized data sets. "Big data" needs some big new ideas. Enter Sudeepa Roy, assistant professor of computer science. Roy is a database researcher who is creating new ways… read more about Sudeepa Roy: Making Sense of “Big Data” Databases »

(Pictured, from left: Kilian Weinberger (AAAI 2018 program co-chair), Vince Conitzer, Rachel Freedman, Sheila McIlraith (AAAI 2018 program co-chair) Two patients need a kidney, but only one donor is available: who receives the organ? The question may seem grim, yet it is one that medical professionals face often. In recent years, several countries have begun using algorithms developed by AI experts to match patients and donors. That led Rachel Freedman, who graduated from Duke in 2017, to ask whether patient… read more about AAAI 2018 Student Paper Award Given for paper Co-authored by Conitzer and Freedman »