Cate Brinson and Cynthia Rudin
NSF $3M grant to Duke for AI and materials science research training

NSF awarded Duke a $3 M grant to develop a graduate program for developing expertise in using AI for materials science research. Duke MEMS Chair Cate Brinson is the director of aiM (AI for Understanding and Designing Materials). Duke Computer Science Professor and aiM associate director Cynthia Rudin says that one of the keys to developing a workforce in AI for materials science is recognizing its interdisciplinary nature.

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Brandon Fain
Brandon Fain aims to prepare Duke Computer Science students for real-world computer science success

Meet Brandon Fain, new assistant professor of the practice at Duke Computer Science. With a focus on collaboration and group projects, his goals are to use computer science to solve real-world problems and to teach the next generation of students to do the same.

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NSF-Simons Project Award
NSF and the Simons Foundation partner to uncover foundations of Deep Learning and AI

NSF and the Simons Foundation partnered to fund research through the Mathematical and Scientific Foundations of Deep Learning (MoDL) to understand and develop the theoretical foundations for deep learning networks. This $10 M multi-university, interdisciplinary project contains a Duke research award with investigators including Duke ECE, Computer Science, and Math Professor Guillermo Sapiro, Duke Computer Science and Math Assistant Professor Rong Ge and James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Math and ECE Ingrid Daubechies.

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Alberto Bartesaghi and Gustavo Silva
Alberto Bartesaghi and Gustavo Silva publish research study in PNAS

Duke Associate Professor of Computer Science, Biochemistry, and ECE Alberto Bartesaghi with Assistant Professor of Biology Gustavo Silva and coauthors recently published a study in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Science (PNAS). Their paper focuses on research using high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy to understand new ways cells deal with environmental stress.

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Nicki Washington
Nicki Washington's New Course on Race, Gender, Class & Computing

Nicki Washington's new course explores diversity challenges in computer science and the effects that this lack of inclusion has on technology. Washington says, "We have to change the mindset of a workforce that is overwhelmingly white, Asian and male so that we all recognize that new perspectives lead to more innovation.” Undergrads, register until 11:59 PM EDT this Friday, Aug. 28 for COMPSCI 190.

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Hanrui Zhang
Hanrui Zhang to receive best student paper award at ESA 2020

Duke Computer Science PhD candidate Hanrui Zhang will receive the best student paper award at the 28th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) Sept. 7-9, 2020. A fourth-year PhD student, Zhang is advised by Professor Vincent Conitzer and his research area is Economics and Computation. Zhang's recent focus is on learning and decision making in complex environments in the presence of strategic behavior. Congratulations!

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Danyang Zhuo
Danyang Zhuo brings new ideas to Duke Computer Science

Meet Danyang Zhuo, new assistant professor at Duke Computer Science. With a focus on building efficient and reliable data center systems, distributed computing frameworks, and data center-scale computer networks, he looks forward to collaborating with faculty while educating students on computer systems principles and helping them develop the ability to reason and adapt to change.

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Professor Susan Rodger
Susan Rodger is Top 5 in 24 years ITiCSE Award Winner

Duke Computer Science Professor of the Practice Susan Rodger's paper with co-authors "Exploring the role of visualization and engagement in CS education" was selected as one of the top 5 ITiCSE Working Group papers from the past 24 years of ITiCSE conferences by ACM SIGCSE. Congratulations!

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Data+, Code+ and CS+ Summer 2020 Expo

The Data+, Code+, and CS+ undergraduate summer programs will hold an online expo to showcase student projects leveraging big data, mobile app and web development, and computer science on July 30 and 31. Over 50 student teams -- more than 180 students -- will participate. Join us as we celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of our students!

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Jun Yang - Chair, Duke Computer Science
Jun Yang named Chair of Duke Computer Science

Jun Yang is named Chair of Duke Department of Computer Science effective July 1, 2020. Yang, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor at Duke, has been with the department since 2001 and served as associate chair from 2017-2020. Yang said, "These are tumultuous times, yet the current crises are opportunities for us to come together to reimagine ourselves, and to act. Thanks to the department's hard work and to Pankaj Agarwal's leadership, we are well-positioned to tackle today's challenges with kindness, creativity, and hard work to reemerge both better and stronger."

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Duke Computer Science at ICML 2020
Duke Computer Science at ICML 2020

Duke Computer Science students and professors presented 9 research papers at the ICML 2020 37th International Conference on Machine Learning July 12-18. Duke had an overall combined total of 22 paper presentations. A prestigious machine learning conference, this year ICML was virtual.

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Research, Startups and Event Horizons
Research, Startups and Event Horizons

Learn about three innovative startup companies that began at Duke Computer Science, and the people who generated these projects and initiatives that spin up and out from campus, bringing critical solutions into the larger world.

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Alvin Lebeck
Alvin Lebeck Wins the 2020 SIGARCH Berenbaum Award

Duke Computer Science Professor Alvin Lebeck is the recipient of the 2020 Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award for creating, curating, and architecting the Computer Architecture Today blog, which transformed how the computer architecture community connects and communicates. This annual award is given by ACM SIGARCH to recognize an individual who has contributed important service to the computer architecture community. Congratulations!

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Undergraduate Research Showcase 2020

The third annual Computer Science Undergraduate Project Showcase celebrated student inquiry in computer science. Students submitted 16 videos on projects from mentored research, class projects, and independent work. The projects showcased students creatively applying skills and concepts from their computer science coursework.

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Professor Susan Rodger
Susan Rodger Wins the NCWIT 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

Duke Professor of the Practice in Computer Science Susan Rodger won the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award from the National Center for Women and IT. A competitive award recognizing a senior faculty member's outstanding mentorship, efforts to encourage undergraduates in computing-related fields and to advance women and minority students at a PhD granting research institution, it is a great honor for Dr. Rodger to be selected for the NCWIT URM award. Congratulations!

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2020 Undergrad Awards
Undergraduate Awards 2020

Congratulations to all recipients of the 2020 undergraduate student awards!

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Duke CS Chair Pankaj Agarwal's Message to Students
Duke Computer Science Celebrates the Class of 2020

Since our 2020 Commencement is postponed because of ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke CS is recognizing the Class of 2020 with faculty and student videos + messages to mark the moment of graduation from Duke. We're proud of our students and their accomplishments. Congratulations to all!

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Duke COVID-19 NSF Award Poirot Project
Kartik Nayak, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Jun Yang and Lavanya Vasudevan receive an NSF award for COVID-19 exposure detection project

Duke Computer Science professors Kartik NayakAshwin Machanavajjhala, and Jun Yang are collaborating with Lavanya Vasudevan from Duke FMCH in an NSF-funded COVID-19 exposure detection project, Poirot. A privacy-preserving system that uses smartphones to detect contact with potentially infectious individuals, Poirot also provides users with proactive alerts, a personalized assessment, and the ability to add retroactive information about users!

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Professor Bruce R Donald
Bruce Donald's research paper in the Journal of Computational Chemistry is one of the top downloaded articles

Bruce Donald's research paper in the Journal of Computational Chemistry is among the top 10% most downloaded papers! "OSPREY 3.0: Open‐source protein redesign for you", a collaborative effort with 13 Duke students and postdocs whom Donald advised, including  4 undergrads, received some of the most downloads in the 12 months following online publication. Congratulations!

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Duke summer storm
Hundreds of Duke students have lost internships. Now they’re creating their own.

Duke Computer Science and Engineering students joined together to create their own internships, as consequences from the coronavirus pandemic led many companies to cancel their plans for interns. The new Project Phoenix program teams up technology-minded Duke students to work remotely on business, governmental and academic projects over the summer.

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Professor Jun Yang
Jun Yang selected as 2020 Bass Fellow

Jun Yang is Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Computer Science and co-director of the Duke Database Research Group. One of only five Duke professors selected for this honor, he is recognized for demonstrating excellence in research and undergraduate instruction, and also for being a good university citizen. Congratulations!

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Cynthia Rudin
Meet Cynthia Rudin, A Champion of Interpretable Machine Learning

Duke Computer Science, ECE, Math and Statistics professor Cynthia Rudin, who runs a top interpretable machine learning lab, is interviewed in Chance Magazine by Sam Behseta and Michelle Dunn.

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Duke students, professors scattered around the world work across time zones

Duke Computer Science professors accommodate students over multiple time zones as classes transition online. Reinventing education and teaching worldwide classes, Vincent Conitzer and Owen Astrachan support students through an unimaginably disruptive time with a focus on preparing resilient leaders of tomorrow.

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Alvin Lebeck
Duke Comp Sci Startup Phitonex Pushes the Envelope of Immunology Research

Phitonex, Inc., a startup co-founded by Duke Computer Science Professor Alvin Lebeck, has pushed flow cytometry to the upper limit of what is currently possible and announced the first data set showing 40 colors measured simultaneously on single cells in an experiment. The timing is critical, as these developers of next-gen fluorescent labels for biomarker detection collaborate in the fight against diseases like COVID-19 to understand the immune response. Congratulations!

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COVID-19 Literature Graph
COVID-19 Scholarly Articles Website, Database & Literature Graph

Nikos Pitsianis and Xiaobai Sun with Aristotle University's Dimitris Floros announce the launch of a  a COVID-19 scholarly articles website, database and literature graph which contain more than 100,000 hot-off-the-press (HOTP) articles worldwide.

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Duke students develop an app that can trace contacts of coronavirus patients

Duke students developed an app to trace contacts of coronavirus patients and help stop the spread. Shehzan Maredia, computer science/math major + developer and junior Alyssa Nicholas, who's marketing ContainIt say "With this app, you can help other people in your community stay informed."

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Professor Susan Rodger
Working@Duke recognizes Susan Rodger

During #WomensHistoryMonth, Working@Duke recently recognized Susan Rodger, Duke Computer Science Professor of the Practice for her accomplishments.

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COVID-19 Update
Duke CS Presents Virtual Events

In compliance with Duke’s COVID-19 policies, Duke Computer Science is moving events like in-person seminars to virtual platform Zoom. Information about how to join these events will be available via email.

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Carla Ellis-Habermann Award
Professor Emerita Carla Ellis Receives the 2020 CRA Habermann Award

Duke Computer Science Professor Emerita Carla Ellis recently won the 2020 CRA A. Nico Habermann Award for her tireless efforts to address diversity at all stages of the computing education pipeline. Congratulations!

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Alberto Bartesaghi
Alberto Bartesaghi and colleagues publish article in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

Duke Computer Science Associate Professor Alberto Bartesaghi and colleagues Tamir Bendory of Tel Aviv University and Princeton University's Amit Singer published an article "Single-Particle Cryo-Electron Microscopy: Mathematical Theory, Computational Challenges, and Opportunities" in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine that is featured on the cover page. Congratulations!

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Duke CS+Linguistics Major Opens New Pathways

Duke's Computer Science and Linguistics departments have joined forces to create a new interdepartmental major. Students can choose one of two defined pathways, focusing on cognitive neurolinguistics or sociolinguistics, preparing for future careers in a wide variety of fields. This new major is one of only three such programs in the U.S.

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Lisa Wu Wills
Lisa Wu Wills, Duke's Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of CS/ECE selected for the Systems for ML Facebook Research Award

Distinguished from research proposals originating in 26 countries and more than 100 universities worldwide, Lisa Wu Wills' project "Accelerating and Deploying Natural Language Processing Systems in Data Centers" placed Duke in the top 10 Facebook award winners for most prestigious universities for architecture and systems research. Wills plans to explore how accelerated NLP systems can help with drug discovery and more.

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Professor Vince Conitzer
Vince Conitzer wins NSF 2026 Idea Machine Meritorious Prize

Duke Computer Science Professor Vince Conitzer is a meritorious prize winner of the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition for his grand challenge "Theory of Conscious Experience." While Conitzer's idea was identified as "exciting, ambitious, creative, and highly interdisciplinary" and his team won a $10K prize, the real win is the opportunity to promote the progress of science by helping NSF identify new areas of research. Congratulations!

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CS+, Data+, and Code+ Summer Programs Info Fair 2020
Data+/Code+/CS+ Information Fair

The 2020 Information Fair for Data+, Code+ and CS+ summer programs took place on Friday, Jan. 17.

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Professor Donald Loveland
Professor Emeritus Donald Loveland Named AAAS Fellow

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and former Department Chair Donald Loveland was among seven Duke University faculty to be named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Loveland was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of automated deduction and development of the model elimination theorem-proving procedure.

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Duke CS Students Win CRA Awards 2020
Duke CS Students Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards for 2020

Four Duke Computer Science students received awards from the Computing Research Association (CRA) for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in 2020. Finalists: Caroline L. Wang, Rohith Kuditipudi, and Sachit Menon. Liang "Charles" Lyu received an Honorable Mention. Congratulations!

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ACM Fellow
Vince Conitzer Named ACM Fellow

Vince Conitzer, University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Computer Science, Economics, and Philosophy at Duke Computer Science has been named an ACM Fellow for his contributions to game theory, social choice theory, and mechanism design. As a fellow, Conitzer joins a select group of the top 1% of 2019 ACM professional members recognized for far-reaching accomplishments that define the digital age. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.

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Kevin Zheng, Schwarzman Scholar
Kevin Zheng, Trinity '19 Biology/Computer Science Double Major named a Schwarzman Scholar

Duke CS Alumnus Kevin Zheng was named a Schwarzman Scholar, and will pursue a master's degree in AI in China. Just 4 additional Duke students were chosen for this prestigious honor. As an undergrad, Zheng served as an EMT and then co-founded Optiml, which uses AI to detect eye diseases. Zheng's long-term goal is to develop equitable health care technologies through global collaboration. Congratulations!

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Cynthia Rudin
Duke Computer Science Professor Cynthia Rudin's BBC interview on AI

In this BBC interview on privacy issues, 3D scanning and mobile phones, Cynthia Rudin explains why bird identification was the perfect model to test and check computers’ abilities to make decisions about image classification, helping reduce mistakes by AI in medical imaging (begins at 22:33).

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In Memoriam: Tom Gallie
In Memoriam: Tom Gallie, Duke Computer Science Professor Emeritus

Tom Gallie, Duke Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, passed away recently. Joining Duke as a Math Research Instructor in 1954 and then becoming a Math Professor, he helped to develop a computer science program in the Math Department in the 1960s, and also built a student computing facility. He led the creation of the Duke Computer Science Program in 1971 and became its Director. A founding member of the Duke Computer Science department in 1972, he served in multiple roles, including Interim Chair before his retirement from Duke in 1989.

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Duke Computer Science Professor John Reif
Groundbreaking research at Duke Computer Science: Tiny devices made of DNA can detect cancer with fewer false alarms

Duke Computer Science Professor John Reif and a student research team recently published an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) about a new cancer-detecting tool which uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signatures on their surface. This innovation provides researchers with the hope that their work could improve diagnosis, or give cancer therapies better aim.

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Dr. Kristin Stephens-Martinez
CS-Ed Podcast: NEW! Duke Computer Science Education Podcast Series

Hosted by Dr. Kristin Stephens-Martinez at Duke University's Computer Science Department, this new podcast series focuses on the best teaching practices for computer science. Featuring engaging and compelling discussions on teaching with computer science educators as guests, we'll learn how they teach and manage their classrooms, their research and more.

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Amit Bagga
Alumni Profile: Amit Bagga

Amit Bagga talks about his career journey from Duke Comp Sci PhD student to Vice President of AI & Discovery at Comcast in this Duke Graduate School interview. Among other benefits of a Duke education, he enjoyed the diversity, flexibility and freedom to explore programs and specialties before deciding on a topic for his PhD. Bagga's management skills like effective communication, trust, and empowerment were modeled by his advisor and former Duke computer science department chair, Alan Biermann.

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ACM Distinguished Members 2019
Ben Lee, Kamesh Munagala, Jun Yang and Landon Cox named ACM Distinguished Members

Duke Computer Science Professors Ben Lee, Kamesh Munagala, and Jun Yang were selected as ACM Distinguished Members for outstanding scientific contributions to computing. Landon Cox, former Duke Computer Science Professor now at Microsoft, was also selected. Congratulations to all on this well deserved recognition for "accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play."

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Grad Student Awards 2018-2019

Graduate student awards for 2018-2019 were presented at the 2019 annual departmental meeting.

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Duke Computer Science Professor Alvy Lebeck
Duke Comp Sci Startup Phitonex Announces $2M Seed Funding

Phitonex, Inc., a startup co-founded by Duke Computer Science Professor Alvin Lebeck with former Duke research colleagues Chris Dwyer and Craig LaBoda, recently announced that it received a $2M seed round mainly from private investors. Phitonex's groundbreaking new platform provides unmatched cell population resolution to drive enhanced biological insight. Congrats on this significant accomplishment!

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How computer science students feel about Duke’s most popular major

Computer science is the most popular major at Duke, with 734 undergrad students majoring in it. Also, 1,746 undergrad and 376 grad students are enrolled in comp sci courses. What is the student experience like? The Duke Chronicle reports that even with some packed lectures, students appreciate new options like expanded course offerings, online resources, and TA-led review sessions.

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Jun Yang and Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Ashwin Machanavajjhala and Jun Yang collaborate with research team in $1M NSF Program Award to Combat Misinformation

Duke Computer Science professors Jun Yang and Ashwin Machanavajjhala are collaborating with Lavanya Vasudevan from Duke Community and Family Medicine and Global Health and also a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary research team in an NSF ~$1M project award to help combat misinformation.

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CS Faculty redesign courses
Duke CS Faculty Meet with Duke Learning Innovation to Design Courses

Several Duke Computer Science faculty members redesigned their courses and learned from each other's teaching experiences during a Duke Learning Innovation session this summer. Faculty participants explored research-supported, interactive teaching practices and innovative ideas around facilitating group work, holding students to seven programming steps, and helping them to think through problems.

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Professor Bruce R Donald
New "Protein Design by Provable Algorithms" Article by Bruce Donald and Mark Hallen Published in the Communications of the ACM

Published in the Oct. 2019 Communications of the ACM (CACM), the new review article "Protein Design by Provable Algorithms" by Bruce Donald and Mark Hallen explores designing synthetic proteins to suit our biomedical and industrial needs by using mathematically provable algorithms such as those included in OSPREY, the Donald Laboratory’s open-source suite of molecular design software.

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Duke Computer Science Researchers Win $1.5M NSF Award

A Duke University team led by professor of statistical science, mathematics and computer science Sayan Mukherjee won a $1.5 million dollar grant, making Duke a National Science Foundation center for data/statistical science. Co-principal investigators include professors Cynthia Rudin, Robert Calderbank, Jianfeng Lu, and Rong Ge.

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Rong Ge, Duke University Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Rong Ge Receives 2019 NSF Career Award and Sloan Fellowship

A banner year for Rong Ge, Duke Assistant Professor of Computer Science, in 2019 he received both an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and a Sloan Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

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Justin Sherman Senior Duke Student
CS student Justin Sherman discusses Duke's interdisciplinary aspects

Computer science student Justin Sherman talks about how Duke's interdisciplinary aspects make it the best place to mesh his academic interests in computer science with literature and also political science.

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New Faculty: Cybersecurity Expert Kartik Nayak Joins Duke Computer Science

Kartik Nayak, an expert in security, applied cryptography, distributed computing, and blockchains recently joined Duke Computer Science as an assistant professor. While teaching a course on consensus protocols for distributed computing and blockchains, Nayak is also organizing the inaugural Triangle Area Privacy and Security Day (TAPS) event in October with colleague Ashwin Machanavajjhala.

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Lisa Wu Wills
New Faculty: Lisa Wu Wills adds expertise in architecture and application-driven hardware acceleration

Welcome to Lisa Wu Wills, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Solving computing problems that can arise with today’s big-data analytics, Wills is an expert in the interdisciplinary research of computer architecture and health care.

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Professor Bruce Donald Receives $170K NIH Award

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Bruce R. Donald, Duke Professor of Computer Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, a grant @ $170K+. The grant is a supplement to buy a GPU-enabled computer cluster for his NIH research project, Deep Topological Sampling of Protein Structures. Congratulations to Dr. Donald.

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Alberto Bartesaghi
Bartesaghi Presents at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 Meeting

Duke Computer Science, Biochemistry, and ECE Associate Professor Alberto Bartesaghi will speak at the premier microscopy education event, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 Meeting in Portland. Having pushed the resolution of cryoEM protein structure determination during his career, Bartesaghi will present the biological sciences tutorial “X43 Expanding the Computational Toolbox for CryoEM” at M&M 2019.

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Rudin Named IMS Fellow and ASA Fellow
Cynthia Rudin Named IMS Fellow and ASA Fellow

Duke Professor of Computer Science, ECE, and Statistical Science Cynthia Rudin was selected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and also as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, in recognition of her professional contributions and leadership.

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Summer Undergrad 2019 Research Showcase
A Showcase of Summer of Research: Data+, Code+ and Computer Science Summer Programs

Duke Computer Science, Data+ and Code+ undergraduate summer programs conclude this Friday, August 2, 2019 with a  research showcase, featuring over 40 posters from all 3 undergrad programs! This is the first time that CS and Code+ will join Data+ for this poster session.

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Cynthia Rudin
Gender Diversity in AI Research: Key Report Findings

Duke Professor Cynthia Rudin is named as one of the 20 most productive female AI researchers, as measured by the number of papers posted on in an important new report. It also indicates that less than 14% of AI papers feature a female co-author.

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KDD 2019
KDD 2019 Announces Duke University Computer Scientist Cynthia Rudin as a Keynote Speaker for 25th Annual Conference

KDD keynote speakers Duke Computer Science Professor Cynthia Rudin and Microsoft Healthcare's Corporate VP Peter Lee will address key industry challenges related to data science in interpretable ML and healthcare at KDD 2019. The premier interdisciplinary conference for data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data researchers and practitioners, KDD is Aug. 4-8 in Alaska.

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Duke Computer Science at SIGMOD 2019

Duke Computer Science's database group presented five research papers and a demo at the SIGMOD 2019 conference in Amsterdam June 30-July 5. Also, a Duke paper was selected for the 2018 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award.

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Phitonex wins the technology showcase event at CYTO2019

Co-founded by Alvin Lebeck with former Duke research colleagues Chris Dwyer and Craig LaBoda, Phitonex, Inc. launched new NovaFluor dyes on June 24 at CYTO2019, winning the technology showcase event.

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Professor Richard Lucic Celebrating End of 27-Year Duke Career

Approaching retirement, Associate Chair Lucic reflects on his career and what's next.

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Chunge Wang
Duke Comp Sci undergrad Chunge Wang develops app to deter drones from delivering prison contraband

Duke Computer Science undergrad Chunge Wang developed a new app that helps to stop drones from delivering contraband to prisons. In conjunction with an alerting system developed by Duke ECE Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings and team, the Prison Reconnaissance Information System (PRIS) interface notifies prison security personnel when it detects a drone or human intruder.

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Undergraduate Awards Presented 2019

Congratulations to recipients of the 2019 undergraduate student awards presented at commencement ceremonies on May 12.

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Professor Susan Rodger
IEEE interviews Susan Rodger, Taylor L. Booth Education Award Winner

In honor of her winning the 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the IEEE Computer Society recently published an interview with Professor Susan Rodger. She talks about her ground-breaking work to increase younger students' computer literacy, and much more.

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Vincent Conitzer
Conitzer Submits Video on the "Theory of Conscious Experience" to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine

Conitzer entered his video on consciousness in the National Science Foundation competition, which sets the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. View and comment by June 26 to help select Conitzer's question as vital research to address in the coming decade.

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Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Ashwin Machanavajjhala speaks on Differential Privacy in Washington, DC at the National Academies of Sciences

Duke Computer Science Associate Professor and security expert Ashwin Machanavajjhala spoke in Washington, DC on current capabilities of differential privacy and its applications to federal statistical agencies at a workshop held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on June 6.

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2019 Graduation: Degrees Conferred

The department congratulates our newest graduates, who were awarded degrees at commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2019. Article | Photos

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Cynthia Rudin's paper "Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead" is published on Nature Machine Intelligence

Professor Cynthia Rudin states in this new paper that both “black box” and “explainable” machine learning models carry serious concerns for those who care about justice and accuracy in high-stakes fields like criminal justice and healthcare.

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Alina Barnett
Alina Barnett Named an Energy Data Analytics Fellow

Computer science doctoral student Alina Barnett was selected as Energy Data Analytics PhD Student Fellow by Duke University Energy Initiative.

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Luke Farrell's undergraduate research took him to the US Supreme Court

Duke computer science and neuroscience major Luke Farrell's undergrad research with a Bass Connections team provided evidence that gerrymandering in North Carolina diminished the value of some people's votes - and it took him to the US Supreme Court.

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IAAA 2019 finalists
Duke's Cynthia Rudin and Colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General take first prize at IAAA

Duke's Cynthia Rudin recently demonstrated the real-world impact that interdisciplinary research can make, when her team of two machine learning experts and two neurologists used interpretable models to predict seizures in ICU patients. Rudin and colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General won first prize in the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award competition. Congratulations!

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Caroline Wang
Duke Computer Science undergraduate wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Caroline Wang, a junior computer science major at Duke University, has been named a 2019 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. This is a prestigious national award for undergraduates in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Congratulations!

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Bruce Donald and researchers from his Duke lab start company that uses software to overcome drug resistance, fight cancer

Duke's Bruce Donald, James B. Duke professor of computer science and researchers from his lab launched Gavilán Biodesign, which uses software to overcome drug resistance and fight cancer. Their company was selected as a startup by IndieBio, a biotech startup accelerator.

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Susan Rodger Brooks Award
Susan Rodger Recipient of Brooks Teaching Award

In recognition of her teaching excellence, Professor of the Practice in Computer Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies Susan Rodger received the 2019 David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Award from Duke University’s Trinity College. Congratulations!

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Shah, Reif, and Dubey to Present Temporal DNA Barcode Research at FNANO19 Conference

Shalin Shah, John Reif, and Abhishek Dubey of Oak Ridge National Lab just published research on a new imaging technique in which tiny light-up DNA barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling. The team will present their work on April 15, 2019 at the 16th Foundations of Nanoscience Conference (FNANO19).

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Professor Jun Yang
Jun Yang Publishes "Data Management in Machine Learning Systems"

Jun Yang, Associate Chair and Duke Professor of Computer Science, recently published Data Management in Machine Learning Systems, with coauthors Matthias Boehm and Arun Kumar. This important book follows a data-centric view of ML systems and provides a comprehensive overview of data management in ML systems for the end-to-end data science or ML lifecycle.

Professor Susan Rodger
Susan Rodger is Recognized with IEEE Computer Society 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award

Susan Rodger, a professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University, will receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award “for leadership in undergraduate and K-12 computer science education, and for broadening participation of women in computing.” Congratulations!

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Lane Family Ethics in Technology Program at Duke
Morality and machines: New program aims to integrate ethics into technology curriculum

The Lane Family Ethics in Technology Program begins next fall for a three-year trial run and seeks to integrate ethics into engineering and computer science, addressing new ethical quandaries that have come along with the advancement of technology.

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Professor Rudin
NYPD Unveils Controversial Algorithm to Track Crime Patterns

Professor Cynthia Rudin comments on an AI approach to finding patterns between related crimes she helped invent while at MIT, along with former student Tong Wang, Lt. Daniel Wagner and Rich Sevieri of the Cambridge PD. These ideas are now being implemented in software at the NYPD to solve crimes!

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Duke CompSci Alumnus Lirong Xia Publishes Book on AI and ML
Duke CompSci Alumnus Lirong Xia Publishes Book on AI and ML

Lirong Xia, Duke CS PhD ’11, Economics MA '10 and now associate CS professor at RPI, published a book entitled Learning and Decision-Making from Rank Data as part of Mongan & Claypool's Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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IAAA 2019 finalists
Duke's Cynthia Rudin and Colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General are IAAA Finalists

Cynthia Rudin's collaborative project with colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General "Transparent ML Models for Predicting Seizures in ICU Patients" was recognized as a finalist for the 2019 INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award for providing immediate value and meaningful results with its creative combination of analytical techniques in a new application.

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Alex Balfanz
Jailbreak computer game made Duke Computer Science student Alex Balfanz millions

Duke Sophomore Alex Balfanz used his programming skills to develop the wildly popular Jailbreak game, earning millions. His ongoing improvements and coding updates keep the players coming back. Initially drawn to Duke's machine learning department and now studying computer science and statistics, Balfanz says "I always knew I wanted to do programming for my career. . . I just want to keep doing what I love."

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Gavilán Biodesign
Using Supercomputers to Checkmate Cancer

Gavilán Biodesign was formed by Professor Bruce Donald and Duke Co-founders Mark Hallen, Jonathan Jou, and Marcel Frenkel to design better drugs, while anticipating drug resistance. Now selected as a biotech start-up at IndieBio, Gavilán's technology will enter the world of entrepreneurship. Congratulations to this interdisciplinary team of Duke scientists!

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Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Ashwin Machanavajjhala spoke at AAAS Annual Meeting on Privacy and the Census

Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Duke computer science professor and privacy expert, spoke on “Public Use Data Products and Privacy Protection: Experiences from the Front Lines” at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

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Vahid Tarokh
Vahid Tarokh elected to NAE

Vahid Tarokh, the Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Congratulations!

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AAAI Fellow Vince Conitzer
Vince Conitzer Named 2019 AAAI Fellow

Congratulations to Vincent Conitzer, who was recently elected as a new AAAI fellow. Officially inducted at the AAAI 2019 conference, Conitzer is Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

Professor Cynthia Rudin
Duke Computer Science receives FICO Recognition Award

FICO recently announced winners of the inaugural explainable machine learning challenge. Duke Computer Science received the FICO Recognition Award for going above and beyond expectations with a fully transparent global model and a user-friendly dashboard. Duke's team included Cynthia Rudin, Chaofan Chen, Kangcheng Lin, Yaron Shaposhnik, Sijia Wang, and Tong Wang.

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Duke University's Astrachan, Berry, Cox, and Mitchener Nominated for SIGCSE Top 10 Symposium Papers of All Time Award
Astrachan, Berry, Cox, and Mitchener Nominated for SIGCSE Top 10 Symposium Papers of All Time Award

Congratulations to Owen Astrachan and then-undergraduate joint authors Landon Cox, Garret Mitchener, and Geoffrey Berry. They were recently nominated for the SIGCSE Top 10 Symposium Papers of All Time Award for "Design patterns: an essential component of CS curricula."

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Brandon Fain
Brandon Fain Wins the 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Doctoral candidate Brandon Fain was selected as a 2019 Teaching Award Recipient. This is well-deserved recognition for his outstanding efforts. It's a highly competitive award, and he was chosen from a large pool of university-wide nominees. Congratulations!

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Jeff Forbes
Jeff Forbes Awarded Grant to Develop Computer Science Degree and Career Paths for Minority Students

Jeff Forbes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science was recently awarded a substantial grant through a partnership with Siegel Family Endowment. The grant funds a project originating in an October 2018 ACM report, "Lighting the Path: From Community College to Computing Careers.”

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Bob Wagner
Computer Science Emeritus Professor Bob Wagner Dies

Bob Wagner, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Duke University, passed away in December 2018. Bob joined the Department of Computer Science at Duke in 1978 and retired in 2007. Over the span of three decades, he served the department in multiple capacities. He was well known for his foundational work in algorithms and complexity, especially string algorithms.

Machanavajjhala and Kotsogiannis
Machanavajjhala and Kotsogiannis Present Novel Private Database System at CIDR 2019

Ashwin Machanavajjhala and Ios Kotsogiannis will unveil a revolutionary system to build databases that manage sensitive data about individuals when they present their paper "Architecting a Differentially Private SQL Engine" at the biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research on Jan. 14, 2019.

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Shalin Shah and John Reif
Shah and Reif Receive Best Presentation Award at DNA24 Conference

Congratulations to Shalin Shah and John Reif who recently won the 2018 Best Presentation Award for their paper “Temporal DNA Barcodes: A Time-Based Approach for Single-Molecule Imaging” at DNA24: 24th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming.

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Duke students Runliang Oscar Li, Hui Frederick Xu, Rohith Kuditipudi win CRA awards
Duke Students Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards

Three Duke students received awards from the Computing Research Association (CRA) for Outstanding Undergraduate Research: Runliang (Oscar) Li - Finalist, Hui (Frederick) Xu - Honorable Mention, and Rohith Kuditipudi - Honorable Mention. Congratulations!

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Munagala, Cheng, Wang, and Gravin Receive Best Paper Award at WINE 2018
Munagala, Cheng, Wang, and Gravin Receive Best Paper Award at WINE 2018

Congratulations to Kamesh Munagala and joint authors Yu Cheng, Kangning Wang, and Nick Gravin (Shanghai UFE). They recently won the Best Paper Award for "A Simple Mechanism for a Budget Constrained Buyer" at WINE 2018: The 14th Conference on Web and Internet Economics.

Bruce Maggs
Bruce Maggs Named ACM Fellow

Bruce M. Maggs, the Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science, has been named an ACM Fellow for his contributions to the development of content distribution networks and the theory of computer networks. As a fellow, Maggs joins a select group of the top 1% of ACM professional members. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.

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Aaron Lowe and Pankaj Agarwal
Aaron Lowe and Pankaj Agarwal Win 2018 Best Paper Award at ACM SIGSPATIAL

Congratulations to Aaron Lowe and Pankaj Agarwal for winning the 2018 Best Paper Award at the 26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems in November.

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Krishnendu Chakrabarty
Krishnendu Chakrabarty named AAAS Fellow

Five Duke University faculty members, including Krishnendu Chakrabarty, and one staff member have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Digital brain
Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Be More Moral?

Duke researchers like Vince Conitzer, Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Computer Science discuss how AI can help decision making.

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William Shakespeare
Duke Data Science Team Wins Computer-Generated Poetry Competition

Could a computer write sonnets convincing enough to fool people into thinking they were written by human poets rather than machines? One Duke team created an algorithm to find out.

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Dr. Sandra Johnson
Meet Dr. Sandra Johnson, Computer Engineering "Hidden Figure"

Duke University recently hosted global technology leader and trailblazer, Dr. Sandra Johnson. As the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in computer engineering in the US, Dr. Johnson inspired a crowd on November 8. 

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Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Privacy Expert Awarded for Teaching Excellence

In recognition of his teaching excellence, Associate Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala received the 2018 David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Award from Duke University’s Trinity College

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Jun Yang
Real-Time Fact-Checking: There's (Almost) An App For That

With an endless onslaught of news and opinion pounding us from traditional outlets, blogs and social media, fact-checking helps a weary public determine which political claims are accurate and which ones aren’t. A fact-checking app being developed by a team lead by Jun Yang and and Bill Adair will rely on a database of fact-checks that were published by organizations such as The Washington Post, PolitiFact and The database grew out of an earlier partnership between the Reporters’ Lab and Google.

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Alberto Bartesaghi
We Welcome Alberto Bartesaghi

We welcome Alberto Bartesaghi as Associate Professor of Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Read about him in Duke's new faculty member profiles.

Rebecca Steorts
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.   

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Grad student award recipients 2018
Grad Student Awards 2017-18

Graduate student awards for 2017-18 were presented at the 2018 annual departmental meeting.

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Organ matching process
How AI Changed Organ Donation in the US

A person stepping forward to donate a kidney can set off a chain that saves dozen of lives. An article in Quartz features  work by Vince Conitzer and his colleagues in AI, economics, and philosophy.

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Professor Vince Conitzer
Article by Vince Conitzer Appears in Wall Street Journal

An article by Vincent Conitzer, "Natural Intelligence Still has its Advantages," appears in the Wall Street Journal.

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Professor Vince Conitzer
Vince Conitzer Receives NSF Grant for AI Research

Vincent Conitzer has been awarded an NSF grant titled "RI: Small: Designing Preferences, Beliefs, and Identities for Artificial Intelligence." Total funding is $400,000.

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Bruce Donald and Former Students
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.  

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2018 Undergrad Awards Recipients
Undergraduate Awards Presented 2018

Congratulations to recipients of the 2018 undergraduate student awards which were presented at commencement ceremonies on May 13.   

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Graduation 2018 PhD Grads
Graduation: Degrees Conferred for 2017-18

The Department congratulates our newest graduates who were awarded degrees for 2017-18 at commencement ceremonies on May 13.  Article | Photos

Tianyu Wang
Tianyu Wang Named an Energy Data Analytics Fellow

Tianyu Wang (G) has been named to the inaugural cohort of Energy Data Analytics PhD Student Fellows.  

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Jennifer Schmidt
Jennifer Schmidt Joins Staff

We welcome Jennifer Schmidt, who joins the Department as the Chair's Assistant.

Luke Westfield
Luke Westfield Joins Lab Staff

We welcome Luke Westfield who joins the Department as an IT Analyst.

Frank Starmer
Frank Starmer Receives Med School Award

Frank Starmer, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, has won the Duke School of Medicine's 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award. Med School | Local Paper

mHealth poster
Undergraduate Research Showcase 2018

The inaugural Computer Science Undergraduate Project Showcase celebrated student inquiry in computer science. Students presented 22 posters on projects from mentored research, class projects, and independent work.  More | Photos

Samantha Washko
Samantha Washko Profiled by Salisbury Post

The Salisbury Post recounts challenges overcome by recent graduate Samantha Washko.   

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Professor Debmalya Panigrahi
Paper by Debmalya Panigrahi takes Honorable Mention

A paper co-authored by Debmalya Panigrahi has been selected as an honorable mention for the Best Paper Award at WWW 2018. The paper is titled "Minimizing Latency in Online Ride and Delivery Services."  

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Professor Bruce R Donald
Bruce Donald receives NIH Grant for Protein Design

Bruce Donald has been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH entitled "Computational Structure-Based Protein Design."  Total funding will be $1,403,624 over 4 years.  

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Professor Vince Conitzer
Vince Conitzer a Panelist on AI in the Administrative State

Vince Conitzer participated in a Duke conference designed to  explore promising uses of AI and the challenges they pose in administering diverse governmental functions involving science, technology, health and intellectual property. Conference site | Video

Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Ashwin Machanavajjhala Promoted

Congratulations to Ashwin Machanavajjhala, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Professor Amanda Randles
Amanda Randles Receives ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

Amanda Randles has been named the recipient of the 2017 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for developing HARVEY, a massively parallel circulatory simulation code capable of modeling the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution.  ACM | People of ACMDuke BME

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Duke Undergrads Lead Middle Schoolers in Developing Mobile Apps

Duke undergraduates reach out to the Durham community with Mobile Citizens, an after-school program that enables middle school students to build mobile apps.  

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Cynthia Rudin and Sudeepa Roy Awarded Duke Energy Initiative Grant

Cynthia Rudin and Sudeepa Roy have been awarded a Duke Energy Initiative Grant for their project titled "Enabling Better Energy Decisions Through Better Interpretable Causal Inference Methods for Personalized Treatment Effects." The project's goal is to improve our ability to make policy decisions and understand energy use by making casual inference.

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Lee Research Group
Duke Research Team Wins HPCA Best Paper Award

Co-first authors Seyed Majid Zahedi (G) and Qiuyun Llull, and Benjamin Lee won the HPCA Best Paper Award for a processor allocation framework that uses Amdahl’s Law to apportion resources fairly among data center users.  

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Guillermo Sapiro
Guillermo Sapiro Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Guillermo Sapiro has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He works on theory and applications in computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging, image analysis and machine learning.  Pratt | DukeToday

Asa Royal
Asa Royal Fights Misinformation

Asa Royal (U), a CS major and student researcher in the Duke Reporters' Lab, uses computer skills to fight the problem of fake news.  

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Yuan Deng
Yuan Deng Awarded 2018 Google Fellowship

Yuan Deng (G) has been awarded a 2018 Google Fellowship for his project titled "Algorithms for Improved Game-Theoretic Solutions.” Google created the PhD Fellowship Program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science and related disciplines.  

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Pranav Warman
Pranav Warman Named Goldwater Scholar

Pranav Warman, a sophomore double majoring in computer science and biology, has been named a 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

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Jeff Chase
Jeff Chase receives USENIX 2018 FAST Test of Time Award

A paper co-authored by Jeff Chase received the USENIX 2018 FAST Test of Time Award. The paper is titled "Designing for Disasters." The award recognizes papers that have had a lasting impact on their field.  

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Professor Alvin Lebeck
Alvin Lebeck Serves as Program Co-Chair for ASPLOS 2019

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.

Ashlee Long
Ashlee Long Joins Staff

We welcome Ashlee Long, who joins the department as a staff assistant.

Kristin Stephens-Martinez
New Faculty: Kristin Stephens-Martinez Takes a “Meaning-full” Approach to Data Science

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.

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AiFi customer tracking
AiFi, founded by alums Steve Gu and Ying Zheng, tracks shoppers' behaviors

AiFi, a company founded by CS alumni Steve Gu and Ying Zheng, announces the availability of its checkout-free solution for retailers.

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Professor Sudeepa Roy
Sudeepa Roy: Making Sense of “Big Data” Databases

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. Enter Sudeepa Roy, assistant professor of computer science. Roy is a database researcher who is creating new ways to help mine enormous data sets for meaning.

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Presentation of award
AAAI 2018 Student Paper Award Given for paper Co-authored by Conitzer and Freedman

An algorithm trained to decide which patient receives a donor kidney wins AAAI 2018 Student Paper Award.  Rachel Freedman (AB '17) and Vincent Conitzer are co-authors. 

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Missy Davos in Davos, Switzerland
Missy Cummings Presents at Davos

Missy Cummings presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Shadow on dumpster
Rudin Uses Machine-Learning Algorithm to Predict Re-Arrest

Cynthia Rudin writes about scrapping secret proprietary algorithms in decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole in favor of transparent machine-learning algorithms such as CORELS.

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Reif and Students Research DNA Computing Time Using Locality

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. More in ACS Nano Journal.

Professor Debmalya Panigrahi
Panigrahi Receives NSF CAREER Award

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 award in support of junior faculty.


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Computer Science students in a classroom
Washington Post Features Astrachan's work on New AP Course

The Washington Post reports on a new AP Computer Science course that Owen Astrachan was instrumental in developing. The course was created in an effort to broaden the demographic base of students in computer science.

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Anna Lowegard
Lowegard receives PhRMA Fellowship

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.

Kristin Stephens-Martinez
Stephen-Martinez Joins Faculty

The Department welcomes Kristin Stephens-Martinez, who has joined CS as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Githens Middle School. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Duke Students Bring Computer Science to Middle Schoolers

Sophomore Carter Zenke (U) and senior Tanner Johnson (U) created the Mobile Citizens after-school program in Durham to broaden participation in computer science. In the program, middle schoolers develop their own apps.  

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Wings team
Duke Hosted ACM Programming Contest 2017

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

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David Kost
Alum Update: Kost

David Kotz (G '91) has been appointed interim provost at Dartmouth.

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Participants in Duke's DTech Program
DTech Experiences Successes and Challenges

The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the early successes and challenges of The Duke Technology Scholars Project (DTech), a career-training program that seeks to increase gender diversity in the technology industry.  

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Eddy Cue and DTech Scholars
CS Alum and Apple Innovator Eddy Cue Meets with DTech Scholars

Eddy Cue (AB ’86), Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services met with Duke Technology (DTech) Scholars in an effort to inspire more Duke women undergrads to choose careers in computer science and electrical & computer engineering. Duke Today article

Recipients of Grad Student Awards
Grad Student Awards 2016-17

Graduate student awards for 2016-17 were presented at the annual departmental meeting.  Article  | Meeting Photos