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Sudeepa Roy: Making Sense of “Big Data” Databases

Sudeepa Roy

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. More

20180219

Databases Systems

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

Award is presented at AAAI 2018

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. More

20180204

Artificial Intelligence

Rudin Uses Machine-Learning Algorithm to Predict Re-Arrest

Shadow on dumpster

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. More

20180126

Machine Learning

Reif and Students Research DNA Computing Time Using Locality

Research graphic

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.

20180125

Algorithms

Panigrahi Receives NSF CAREER Award

Debmalya Panigrahi

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. More

 

20180112

Algorithms

NIH Grant Awarded to Donald

Professor Bruce R Donald

Bruce Donald has been awarded a new R01 grant from the NIH entitled "Deep Topological Sampling of Protein Structures." Total funding will be $1.2M over 4 years. More

20170918

Algorithms

Xi He Awarded Google 2017 Fellowship

Xi He

Xi He (G) has been awarded a Google 2017 Fellowship. Her project is titled "Private Mobility Data Publication, Integration." The fellowship begins on September 1.

20170901

Rudin Trains Computers to Predict Recidivism

Handcuffs

Cynthia Rudin and colleagues are training computers to build statistical models to predict future criminal behavior, called recidivism, that are just as accurate as black-box models, but more transparent and easier to interpret.  More

20170719

Machine Learning

Burchfiel Helps Robots See in 3D

3-d models of household items

Ben Burchfiel (G) and his thesis advisor have developed new technology that enables machines to make sense of 3-D objects in a richer and more human-like way. More

20170714

Artificial Intelligence Robotics

Machanavajjhala receives Influential Paper Award

Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Ashwin Machanavajjhala has received the IEEE ICDE 2017 Influential Paper Award for his 2006 paper "L-diversity: privacy beyond k-anonymity."

20170413

Systems

Rudin Creates Tools for Transparent Algorithms

Screen capture of Tay Tweets

Algorithms, like humans, can discriminate. Cynthia Rudin addresses this problem by creating publicly available tools for transparent algorithms. More

20170310

Algorithms

Rudin Designs Algorithms to Help Turn Raw Information into Informed Choices

Professor Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin, a rising star in the field of machine learning, focuses on writing algorithms that are easily interpretable by human experts for practical tasks like predicting energy grid reliability or diagnosing sleep apnea. She holds a dual appointment in Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. More

20170215

Machine Learning

Conitzer Takes CCC Blue Sky Award

Professor Vincent Conitzer

Vincent Conitzer is one of three winners of Blue Sky Awards sponsored by CCC (Computing Community Consortium) for his paper "Moral Decision Making Frameworks for Artificial Intelligence."

20170210

Artificial Intelligence

Duke Receives Three Architecture Top Pick Honorable Mentions

Three papers from Ben Lee’s and Alvin Lebeck’s research groups were selected for honorable mention as IEEE micro top picks in computer architecture for 2016. More

20170104

Architecture

Chen Receives Best Paper Award

Yan Chen

Yan Chen's (G) paper, "Differentially Private Regression Diagnostics," has been selected as one of the best papers at the International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2016.

20161223

Data Mining

Tomasi Named ACM Fellow

Professor Carlo Tomasi

Carlo Tomasi, Iris Einheuser Professor of Computer Science, has been named an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision. As a fellow, Tomasi 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.

20161208

Computer Vision

Lebeck Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Professor Alvin Lebeck

Alvin Lebeck has been elevated to IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to memory hierarchies and energy-efficient and parallel computing. Less than 0.1% of voting IEEE members are selected annually for elevation to fellow status. This is IEEE's highest honor.

20161122

Systems

DNA Circuit Does Math in Test Tube: SciWorks Radio Interviews Reif

Professor John Reif and students

John Reif and Tianqi Song (G) have created an analog DNA circuit that can add, subtract and multiply as the molecules form and break bonds. SciWorks | Article

20161101

Algorithms Nanotechnology

Yang and Walenz Develop Political Fact-Checking Site

Jun Yang and Brett Walenz (G) have created the iCheck website for checking the accuracy of congressional voting claims. Article | iCheck site

20160929

Architecture Systems

He, Raval, Machanavajjhala Take Best Demo Award at VLDB 2016

Screencap of research pages

Xi He (G), Nisarg Raval (G), and Ashwin Machanavajjhala won the VLDB 2016 Best Demonstration Award for "VisDPT: Visual Exploration of Differentially Private Trajectories."

20160909

Systems

Konidaris and Sorin Take on Challenges of Robotic Motion Planning

Robot

A fast and power-efficient processor developed by Dan Sorin and George Konidaris opens up new opportunities for robots and autonomous vehicles. More

20160811

Robotics

Roy Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Sudeepa Roy

Sudeepa Roy has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "CAREER: FIREFLY - Rich Explanations for Database Queries." Total funding will be $550,000 over 5 years. This award will support Roy's research into providing automatic explanations to help a range of people harness Big Data more efficiently. This is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. More

20160801

Systems

Cox, Machanavajjhala, Srivastava Develop Video Privacy Tool

Smart phone camera

Landon Cox, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Animesh Srivastava (G), and other Duke computer scientists have developed software that helps prevent inadvertent disclosure of trade secrets and other restricted information within a camera's field of view by letting users specify what others can see. More

20160628

Team Led by Konidaris and Sorin Develops Motion Planning Processor

Device for testing motion planning robot

George Konidaris, Dan Sorin, and CS students Will Floyd-Jones (U) and Ying Qi (U) have introduced a specially-designed computer processor for motion planning that can plan up to 10,000 times faster than existing approaches. More

20160620

Robotics

Sapiro, Calderbank Collaborate on Autism Detection App

Camera assesses child's emotional state

The Autism & Beyond team at Duke, which includes Robert Calderbank and Guillermo Sapiro, has introduced a free iOS app to detect and study autism in young children. DukeToday | DTMI

20151015

Summer Undergraduate Enrichment Experiences 2015

Summer undergrad program participants

The Computer Science Department provided rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with summer research experiences from May to August 2015. In addition to the individual research projects, students also participated in a weekly seminar of faculty and graduate student speakers to learn about other research ongoing in the department.

20150701

Donald and Hallen Work to Outsmart HIV

Research graphic

Bruce Donald, Mark Hallen (G), and colleagues have published a 3-D close-up of a designer protein that, if injected into patients, could help the immune system make better antibodies against the HIV virus. More

20150629

Introducing the New CS Robot

Professor George Konidaris and robot

Meet the newest member of the department, George Konidaris's robot. It will be his primary research platform, to be used in three broad areas: 1) research into automatically learning motor control skills, like opening doors or playing table tennis, 2) learning abstract representations of the world that can be used to reason and plan at a high level, and 3) learning how to manipulate every-day objects - figuring out what they do and how they work; for example, discovering how to operate a microwave, what each button does, etc.

20150331

Hartemink Receives NHGRI Grant

Professor Alex Hartemink

Alex Hartemink is part of a diverse Duke team to receive $5.9 million from the National Human Genome Research Institute to characterize how human lung epithelial cells respond to anti-inflammatory drugs called glucocorticoids. The team includes Medical School faculty members Tim Reddy and Greg Crawford, and the Pratt School's Charles Gersbach.

20150211

Yahoo! Donates Equipment

Equipment donated by Yahoo!

Yahoo! has donated 300 servers and four switches to Duke CS. The equipment will enable Shivnath Babu and Theo Benson to study the problems that big-data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop) and cluster management paradigms (e.g. Software Defined Networking and OpenStack) encounter, and search for ways to make them perform better and more reliably.

20150120

OSPREY Software Predicts Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

Image created by Lei Chen and Yan Liang

Software created by the Donald Lab aids scientists in devloping pre-emptive drug strategies. More

20150105

TIME Reports on Gainza's Research

Pablo Gainza

Pablo Gainza (G) and his colleagues in the Donald Lab created OSPREY software which predicts the most likely mutations to come out of certain bacteria. More

20150105

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Chair and RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics

19890901

Algorithms Computational Geometry Databases Robotics

Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Computer Science Education

Richard A. Lucic

Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Associate Chair

19980701

Computer Science Education

John A. Board Jr.

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering

19870101

Jeffrey S. Chase

Professor of Computer Science

19950101

Architecture Databases Networking Systems

Alvin R. Lebeck

Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

19960101

Architecture Systems

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Professor of Computer Science

19860901

Algorithms Nanotechnology

Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Director of Undergraduate Studies

19940901

Computer Science Education

Kishor S. Trivedi

Hudson Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Computer Science

19750901

Systems

Xiaobai Sun

Professor of Computer Science

19940901

Scientific Computing

Robert C. Duvall

Lecturer of Computer Science

19970901

Computer Science Education

Landon Cox

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies

20050901

Systems

Ronald E. Parr

Professor of Computer Science

20000901

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Robotics

Jeffrey R. N. Forbes

Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

20010101

Computer Science Education

Alexander J. Hartemink

Professor of Computer Science and Biology; Assistant Vice Provost and Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows

20010901

Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Computational Biology Machine Learning

Jun Yang

Professor of Computer Science, Associate Chair

20010901

Data Mining Databases

Carlo Tomasi

Iris Einheuser Professor of Computer Science

20010901

Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision

Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

20020901

Architecture

Kamesh Munagala

Professor of Computer Science

20040901

Algorithms Computational Economics

Sayan Mukherjee

Professor of Statistical Science and Computer Science

Computational Biology Computational Geometry Machine Learning Theory

Bruce R. Donald

James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

20060801

Algorithms Computational Biology Computational Chemistry Computational Geometry Nanotechnology Robotics

Vincent Conitzer

Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Economics, Professor of Philosophy

20060801

Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Computational Economics Machine Learning

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science

20070901

Networking Systems

Xiaowei Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

20080901

Networking Security & Privacy Systems

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Information Futures Initiative

20100701

Algorithms

Sina Farsiu

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology; Assistant Professor of Computer Science and ECE

20130701

Computer Vision

Benjamin C. Lee

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

20100801

Architecture

Scott C. Schmidler

Associate Professor of Statistical Science and Computer Science

20110101

Machine Learning

Jungsang Kim

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics

20110101

Architecture

Andrew Hilton

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

20110901

Architecture Computer Science Education

Raluca-Mihaela Gordan

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and Computer Science

20110901

Artificial Intelligence Computational Biology Machine Learning

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Computer Science

20140101

Architecture

Guillermo Sapiro

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering

20120701

Computer Vision

Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

20120701

Algorithms Data Mining Databases Security & Privacy Systems

Debmalya Panigrahi

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

20130701

Algorithms Theory

Katherine Heller

Assistant Professor of Statistical Science and Computer Science

20130701

Machine Learning

Robert L. Bryant

Phillip Griffiths Professor of Math and Professor of Computer Science

20140101

Algorithms Theory

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Computer Science

20150101

Artificial Intelligence Robotics

Sudeepa Roy

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

20150901

Systems

Rong Ge

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms

Mary Cummings

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; Professor of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence

Miroslav Pajic

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

20160101

Cynthia D. Rudin

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Statistical Science

Machine Learning

Rebecca Carter Steorts

Assistant Professor of Statistical Science, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Computer Science, information initiative at Duke, and the Social Science Research Institute

20160101

Amanda Randles

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Kristin Stephens-Martinez

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Computer Science Education

Alberto Bartesaghi

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biochemistry

Computational Biology Computer Vision Machine Learning