Computational protein design is a transformative field with exciting prospects for advancing both basic science and translational medical research. New algorithms blend discrete and continuous mathematics to address the challenges of creating designer proteins. I will discuss recent progress in this area and some interesting open problems.
Data-driven decision making plays a dominant role across all domains, from health, business, government, to sports. High impact decisions, decisions that may affect an entire organization, are now being automated by analytical queries. A bank account may be shut down if a query determines there may be fraudulent activity, a sporting event may decrease ticket costs if the rate of ticket sales is not fast enough.
InDuke TechConnect brings students and employers together for networking and education. Each year, employers connect with Engineering and Computer Science students in an open, dynamic networking environment. Students come prepared with resumes to meet industry and tech representatives to learn about employment opportunities available, the characteristics employers seek as well as a realistic and insightful view of the job market and career paths for students interested in engineering and technical careers.
Hosted at Duke University and bringing together researchers, students and industry labs for a day of technical talks and posters in the broad areas of privacy, security, cryptography, and blockchains, the first-ever Triangle Area Privacy and Security Day (TAPS) is modeled after similar events occurring in Boston, DC and New York. The program will feature technical talks and a poster session.