Notable Alumni

Dana Nau

At the University of Maryland (UMD) they held a special symposium to celebrate Dana Nau's 60th birthday and to honor their renowned Professor of Computer Science's contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Lars Nyland

Lars Nyland's first experience with programming was in high school, when his physics teacher introduced him to a Monroe Digital Calculator. Soon after, he was invited to work with the Dartmouth Time-Sharing system.
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Sophia Cui, Jian Wei Gan, Trevor Reid

You might call them hip, young and dangerous as Professor Owen Astrachan does. But one thingís certain: These Duke graduates enjoy working at a startup. They graduated in 2011 and began working for TellApart.
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Raluca Gordân

You can hear the smile in Raluca Gordânís voice when she talks about her research. ďI just love it really,Ē said the Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and Computer Science at Duke University.
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Megan Murphy Lantz

Megan Lantz first embarked on her career path at Duke. In 2001, Professor Owen Astrachan invited the young undergraduate to be a teaching assistant for his CompSci 6 class, Introduction to Computer Science. Lantz was immediately bitten by the teaching bug.
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Min Wang

If catapulting from a fresh-faced PhD graduate to director of a major research laboratory for the world's largest IT company within a single decade sounds like a challenge, then Min Wang has certainly achieved a significant accomplishment.
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Luis von Ahn

As a Duke undergrad in the 1990s, it didnít take Luis long to switch his focus from math to computer science. Today he is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University and creator of one of the most widely used anti-spam technologies on the Internet.
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Ge Wang

Ge played the accordion at age seven and guitar by age thirteen. When he arrived at Duke in 1996, the music-loving undergraduate packed his schedule with music classes.
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Susan Athey

Susan graduated magna cum laude from Duke in 1991 with a triple major in mathematics, economics, and computer science. She is now a Professor of Economics at Harvard and winner of the John Bates Clark Medal.
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Matthew Territo

Matt received his BS degee in Computer Science in 2006. He is living his dream as the Surfacing Technical Director at DreamWorks Animation studio in Northern California.
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