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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… 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 »

A core principle of computer architecture for fast computing is the principle of locality. Adopting a similar principle for DNA computing, John Reif and students Hieu Bui, Shalin Shah, Reem Mokhtar, Tianqi Song, and Sudhanshu Garg show that a significant improvement in computing time is possible by using the principle of locality. read more about Reif and Students Research DNA Computing Time Using Locality »

Debmalya Panigrahi has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "CAREER: New Directions in Graph Algorithms." Total funding will be $515,998 over 5 years. The award will support Panigrahi's research into fundamental problems in graph algorithms seeking generic solutions for core algorithmic challenges in modern networks: efficiency at scale, uncertainty and impreciseness of network requirements, and correlation effects. This is NSF's most prestigious… read more about Panigrahi Receives NSF CAREER Award »

Anna Lowegard, a CBB student in the Donald Lab, was recently awarded a PhRMA predoctoral fellowship in informatics. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences. read more about Lowegard receives PhRMA Fellowship »

Duke hosted the 2017 annual ACM Regional Programming Contest on November 11. There were six Duke teams. The Duke team Wing placed highest, taking 4th place overall out of 171 teams. Wing team members were Liang Lyu, Yunhao Qing, and Yikai Wu ---- It started with stars. At the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest, participants were asked to write code to reorganize the stars on the U.S. flag to make the… read more about Duke Hosted ACM Programming Contest 2017 »

Graduate student awards for 2016-17 were presented at the annual departmental meeting. (Pictured from left: DGS Landon Cox, Abe Frandsen, Pulkit Misra, Chair Pankaj Agarwal.) Outstanding PhD Dissertation Hieu Bui Advisor: John Reif Localized DNA Computation Outstanding Prelim Exam Pulkit Misra Advisor: Alvin Lebeck Enabling Lightweight Transactions with Precision Time Yuan Deng Advisor: Vincent Conitzer Disarmament Games… read more about Grad Student Awards 2016-17 »

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, will give a special talk at Duke on September 29 at 3:30 pm. The title of his talk is “The Tech Life.” Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store and Apple Music, as well as Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, iAd, Apple’s innovative iCloud services, and Apple’s productivity and creativity apps. A Duke alumnus, Eddy earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke in 1986. He joined Apple in 1989. He’… read more about Apple's Cue, Duke CS/Econ Alum to Speak at Duke »

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Pankaj K. Agarwal as department chair effective August 15. Agarwal is the RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics. He received his PhD from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1989 and joined Duke as an assistant professor in computer science the same year. He served as department chair 2004-2010. His research focuses on developing efficient algorithms for large-scale geometric problems, which arise in a wide range of applications. "I am… read more about Agarwal Named Department Chair »