Deformable image registration is fundamental and critical to both diagnostics and therapeutics in precision and personalized medicine. Existing software packages for deformable registrations either provide only a forward deformation vector field (DVF), or render both forward and backward DVFs with time-intensive computation. The latter has multiple advantages in medical image analysis and processing. However, its latency, which is substantially longer than clinical time windows, hinders the transition of its benefits to clinical applications.
The emergence of Data Science has led to a flourishing of initiatives, centers, degrees, programs and organizational units at educational and research institutions around the world. The demand for data science know-how from students, parents, scientists and employers is strong and getting stronger. However, the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and the lack of a consensus around its definition raise challenges for its implementation in the modern university setting.
The Department of Computer Science and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Duke University are jointly seeking applicants for an adjunct teaching position (non-tenure). Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline, or industry experience/expertise commensurate with having earned a PhD. Specifically, the candidate should have expertise in natural language processing, text mining, information retrieval, and/or related areas, and must be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on these subjects. The preferred candidate will have college teaching experience, a strong commitment to working with students on projects, the ability and passion to help develop new courses along with any necessary labs, and high personal motivation and responsibility. More info
Rebecca Steorts Develops Techniques to Tally War Dead
Computer scientist and statistician Rebecca Steorts has been developing state-of-the-art statistics and machine learning techniques to help human rights groups take on the grim task of tallying Syria's war dead. More
Grad Student Awards 2017-18
Graduate student awards for 2017-18 were presented at the 2018 annual departmental meeting. More
Bruce Donald Honored by Colleagues and Students
Bruce Donald was honored at a 60th birthday tribute organized by his former students. More than 50 colleagues, students, and postdocs gathered at Duke Gardens for what was a full day of talks followed by dinner, some from as far away as California, New York, France, Switzerland and China. More