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Applying to the Duke CS PhD Program?
The deadline to apply to enter the CS PhD program for Fall 2023 is December 15, 2022. Duke CS especially welcomes applicants interested in research areas represented by our newest faculty members. New topics include human-computer interaction (HCI) with Assistant Professor Pardis Emami-Naeini and data mining with Professor Jian Pei. Check the boxes on the application form for your preferred research area or check “Other” and write it in as free-form text. Read more.
Duke CS at ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
Duke CS faculty (including Kartik Nayak, Xiaowei Yang, and Fan Zhang) and students had 5 research papers at the recent flagship ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Nov. 7-11. Michael Reiter and collaborators won the 2012 Test-of-Time Paper Award, and Bruce Maggs and collaborators won the Best Paper Honorable Mention. Ashwin Machanavajjhala and Neil Gong served as Program Committee Track Chairs. Current/former students/paper authors included: Waqar Aqeel, Jinyuan Jia, Shihan Lin, Hongbin Liu, Yupei Liu, and Rui Xin.Read More
Duke CS-Economics Major Qi Xuan Koo Wins a Rhodes Scholarship
Duke CS-Economics double major Qi Xuan Koo won a Rhodes Scholarship, based on high academic achievement, personal integrity, and leadership potential. A Karsh International Scholar from Malaysia, Khoo researched developing ML predictive models for COVID infection based on wearables data, assisted professors investigating US Medicare fraud, analyzed county COVID-19 policies, and built an NC data pipeline for domestic violence shelters while at Duke. He's also a Woodman Scholar at Duke Economic Analytics Lab and an Arete Effective Altruism Fellow. Congratulations!Read More
Pardis Emami-Naeini: Dedicated to the Human Aspect of Privacy and Security
Assistant Professor Pardis Emami-Naeini joined Duke Computer Science in September. An engaged educator who's committed to helping young researchers find their own groove in the fast-changing world of computer science, she says "As I’m teaching, I’m learning.” Dr. Emami-Naeini looks forward to mapping new territories at the intersection of her research priorities: people, technologies, and policies.Read More
Bruce Donald: Fighting Cancer with Algorithms
Bruce Donald, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and professor in biochemistry and colleagues developed RESISTOR, an algorithm that uses protein structure-based computational design to predict how mutations in enzymes will affect a drug’s efficacy, especially when treating cancer. Cancer tumors often develop resistance to treatment, but this algorithm can predict those resistance mutations in advance, which could lead to better drug development and treatment plans.Read More