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.
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!
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.
Kevin Zheng, Trinity '19 Biology/Computer Science Double Major named a Schwarzman Scholar
福建体彩网-英超直播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!
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福建体彩网-英超直播 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).
In Memoriam: Tom Gallie, Duke Computer Science Professor Emeritus
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Grad Student Awards 2018-2019
Graduate student awards for 2018-2019 were presented at the 2019 annual departmental meeting.Read More
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!
How computer science students feel about Duke’s most popular major
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
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福建体彩网-英超直播 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.
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.
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福建体彩网-英超直播 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.
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, , and Rong Ge.
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.
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 event in October with colleague Ashwin Machanavajjhala.Read More
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.Read More
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福建体彩网-英超直播, 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.
Bartesaghi Presents at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2019 Meeting
Duke Computer Science, Biochemistry, and ECE Associate Professor Alberto Bartesaghi福建体彩网-英超直播 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.
Cynthia Rudin Named IMS Fellow and ASA Fellow
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.
Gender Diversity in AI Research: Key Report Findings
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 . 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.
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.Read More
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.
Professor Richard Lucic Celebrating End of 27-Year Duke Career
福建体彩网-英超直播Approaching retirement, Associate Chair Lucic reflects on his career and what's next.Read More
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 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.
Undergraduate Awards Presented 2019
Congratulations to recipients of the 2019 undergraduate student awards presented at commencement ceremonies on May 12.Read More
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.
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. 福建体彩网-英超直播 by June 26 to help select Conitzer's question as vital research to address in the coming decade.
Ashwin Machanavajjhala speaks on Differential Privacy in Washington, DC at the National Academies of Sciences
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
2019 Graduation: Degrees Conferred
The department congratulates our newest graduates, who were awarded degrees at commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2019. Article |
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 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.
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.
Luke Farrell's undergraduate research took him to the US Supreme Court
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
Duke's Cynthia Rudin and Colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General take first prize at IAAA
Duke's Cynthia Rudin福建体彩网-英超直播 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!
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!
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 , which uses software to overcome drug resistance and fight cancer. Their company was selected as a startup by IndieBio, a biotech startup accelerator.
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!
Shah, Reif, and Dubey to Present Temporal DNA Barcode Research at FNANO19 Conference
, John Reif, and 福建体彩网-英超直播 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).
Susan Rodger is Recognized with IEEE Computer Society 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award
福建体彩网-英超直播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!
Morality and machines: New program aims to integrate ethics into technology curriculum
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
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!
Duke CompSci Alumnus Lirong Xia Publishes Book on AI and ML
, Duke CS PhD ’11, Economics MA '10 and now associate CS professor at RPI, published a book entitled as part of Mongan & Claypool's Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.Read More
Duke's Cynthia Rudin and Colleagues from Wisconsin, Harvard, and Mass General are IAAA Finalists
'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.Read More
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."
Using Supercomputers to Checkmate Cancer
was formed by Professor Bruce Donald福建体彩网-英超直播 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!
Ashwin Machanavajjhala spoke at AAAS Annual Meeting on Privacy and the Census
, 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.Read More
Vahid Tarokh elected to NAE
,福建体彩网-英超直播 the Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Congratulations!
Vince Conitzer Named 2019 AAAI Fellow
Congratulations to Vincent Conitzer福建体彩网-英超直播, 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.
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 and a user-friendly dashboard. Duke's team included , Chaofan Chen, Kangcheng Lin, Yaron Shaposhnik, Sijia Wang, and Tong Wang.
Astrachan, Berry, Cox, and Mitchener Nominated for SIGCSE Top 10 Symposium Papers of All Time Award
Brandon Fain Wins the 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Doctoral candidate was selected as a . 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!Read More
Jeff Forbes Awarded Grant to Develop Computer Science Degree and Career Paths for Minority Students
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 Present Novel Private Database System at CIDR 2019
and 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.Read More
Shah and Reif Receive Best Presentation Award at DNA24 Conference
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!
Munagala, Cheng, Wang, and Gravin Receive Best Paper Award at WINE 2018
Bruce Maggs Named ACM Fellow
Bruce M. Maggs,福建体彩网-英超直播 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.
Krishnendu Chakrabarty named AAAS Fellow
Five Duke University faculty members, including , and one staff member have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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.
Duke Data Science Team Wins Computer-Generated Poetry Competition
福建体彩网-英超直播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.
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.
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 FactCheck.org. The database grew out of an earlier partnership between the Reporters’ Lab and Google.
We Welcome Alberto Bartesaghi
We welcome Alberto Bartesaghi as Associate Professor of Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Read about him in .
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.
Grad Student Awards 2017-18
Graduate student awards for 2017-18 were presented at the 2018 annual departmental meeting.Read More
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.
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.
Vince Conitzer Receives NSF Grant for AI Research
Vincent Conitzer福建体彩网-英超直播 has been awarded an NSF grant titled "RI: Small: Designing Preferences, Beliefs, and Identities for Artificial Intelligence." Total funding is $400,000.
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.
Undergraduate Awards Presented 2018
Congratulations to recipients of the 2018 undergraduate student awards which were presented at commencement ceremonies on May 13.Read More
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 |
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.
Jennifer Schmidt Joins Staff
We welcome Jennifer Schmidt福建体彩网-英超直播, who joins the Department as the Chair's Assistant.
Luke Westfield Joins Lab Staff
We welcome Luke Westfield福建体彩网-英超直播 who joins the Department as an IT Analyst.
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. |
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 |
Samantha Washko Profiled by Salisbury Post
The Salisbury Post recounts challenges overcome by recent graduate Samantha Washko.
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."
Bruce Donald receives NIH Grant for Protein Design
Bruce Donald福建体彩网-英超直播 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.
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. |
Ashwin Machanavajjhala Promoted
Congratulations to Ashwin Machanavajjhala, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
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. | |
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Joins Staff
We welcome Ashlee Long福建体彩网-英超直播, who joins the department as a staff assistant.
New Faculty: Kristin Stephens-Martinez Takes a “Meaning-full” Approach to Data Science
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.
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.Read More
Missy Cummings Presents at Davos
福建体彩网-英超直播Missy Cummings presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence (AI).
Rudin Uses Machine-Learning Algorithm to Predict Re-Arrest
Cynthia Rudin福建体彩网-英超直播 writes about scrapping secret proprietary algorithms in decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole in favor of transparent machine-learning algorithms such as CORELS.
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 .
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.
Washington Post Features Astrachan's work on New AP Course
The Washington Post reports on a new AP Computer Science course that Owen Astrachan福建体彩网-英超直播 was instrumental in developing. The course was created in an effort to broaden the demographic base of students in computer science.
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.
Stephen-Martinez Joins Faculty
The Department welcomes Kristin Stephens-Martinez福建体彩网-英超直播, who has joined CS as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
Duke Students Bring Computer Science to Middle Schoolers
Sophomore Carter Zenke (U) and senior Tanner Johnson福建体彩网-英超直播 (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.
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.Read More
Alum Update: Kost
David Kotz福建体彩网-英超直播 (G '91) has been appointed interim provost at Dartmouth.
DTech Experiences Successes and Challenges
福建体彩网-英超直播The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the early successes and challenges of , a career-training program that seeks to increase gender diversity in the technology industry.
Grad Student Awards 2016-17
Graduate student awards for 2016-17 were presented at the annual departmental meeting. Article |
CS Welcomes Tse
CS welcomes Georgia Tse (U '17), who has joined the department as a Program Coordinator.
Kamau joins CS
We welcome Samuel Kamau, who has joined CS as the Administrative Manager.
Apple's Cue to Speak at Duke
Eddy Cue (AB '86), Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, will give a special talk at Duke on September 29. Eddy earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke in 1986. He joined Apple in 1989. CS is co-hosting the talk with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and DTech.Read More
NIH Grant Awarded to 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.
Agarwal Seeks Solution for Small Faculty Size
In response to the strain that increased demand for computer science classes has imposed on a small faculty, CS Chair Pankaj Agarwal plans to enhance the department through collaborations with other departments, as well as pursuing initiatives for enhancing minorities' involvement in computer science.
Xi He Awarded 2017 Google Fellowship
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.
Agarwal Named Department Chair
The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Pankaj K. Agarwal as department chair effective August 15. Agarwal is the RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics. He joined Duke as an assistant professor in computer science in 1989. He served as department chair 2004-2010.Read More
Yang Named Associate Chair
Jun Yang福建体彩网-英超直播 has agreed to serve as an Associate Chair of the department for a three year term effective August 15, 2017. Besides assisting Pankaj Agarwal with many of chair's responsibilities, Yang also will be leading some of the department's strategic initiatives.
Rudin Trains Computers to Predict Recidivism
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.
Burchfiel Helps Robots See in 3D
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.
Alice Workshop 2017 Led by Rodger
A two-week Adventures in Alice Programming workshop to teach middle school and high school teachers how to program and to integrate programming into their disciplines was led by Susan Rodger and five undergraduates: Natalie Huffman (Duke), Jonathan Kuo (Duke), Erich Narten (UNC Charlotte), Jack Wrigley (Amherst College), and Vicki Zhang (Duke).
Duke Technology Scholars Program Helps Women Thrive in Tech
福建体彩网-英超直播Duke students are participating in DTech, a partnership between the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering designed to attract and retain women in computing studies and create a pipeline of women into industry.
Ge Awarded NSF Grant
Rong Ge has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "AF: Large: Collaborative Research: Nonconvex Methods and Models for Learning: Towards Algorithms with Provable and Interpretable Guarantees." Total funding will be $499,998, for 5 years starting June 1.
Graduation: Degrees Conferred for 2016-17
The Department congratulates our newest graduates who were awarded degrees for 2016-17 at commencement ceremonies on May 14. Article |
Conitzer on Duke in DC Panel
Vincent Conitzer participated in a Duke in DC panel on the coming effects of artificial intelligence on the job market.
Machanavajjhala and Haney Develop "Differential Privacy" Methods for Census Data
Ashwin Machanavajjhala and Sam Haney福建体彩网-英超直播 (G) work to ensure that Census statistics can be mined for insights about the nation without leaking private information about individuals.
Undergraduate Awards Presented 2017
Congratulations to recipients of the 2017 undergraduate student awards which were presented at commencement ceremonies on May 14.Read More
Astrachan Named ACM Outstanding Educator
ACM has named Owen Astrachan recipient of the 2016 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for three decades of innovative computer science pedagogy and inspirational community leadership in broadening the appeal of high school and college introductory computer science courses.
Machanavajjhala receives Influential Paper Award
Ashwin Machanavajjhala福建体彩网-英超直播 has received the IEEE ICDE 2017 Influential Paper Award for his 2006 paper "L-diversity: privacy beyond k-anonymity."
CS Alumni Reception 2017
Department Chair Ron Parr and CS faculty hosted a reception for CS alumni during Duke's 2017 Alumni Reunion. The reception featured remarks by Owen Astrachan and Landon Cox on their latest efforts to incorporate mobile technologies into our undergraduate curriculum, and a discussion of the new DTech Scholars Program by Monica Jenkins.
Mozingo-Ware Joins Staff
CS welcomes Tonya Mozingo-Ware (S) who has joined CS as Assistant to the Chair.
Lebeck Edits New ACM SIGARCH Blog
Alvin Lebeck is the inaugural editor of Computer Architecture Today, the recently-launched ACM SIGARCH blog whose mission is to inform the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
Rudin Creates Tools for Transparent Algorithms
Algorithms, like humans, can discriminate. Cynthia Rudin addresses this problem by creating publicly available tools for transparent algorithms.
Conitzer Wins Weekly New Yorker Caption Contest
With the quip "The doctor said it might help me quit," Vincent Conitzer won the New Yorker's weekly contest in which readers send in suggested captions. Conitzer felt drawn to this cartoon because his three-year-old son is going through a shark phase.
Conitzer Keeps AI Debate Grounded in Reality
Progress in artificial intelligence has been rapid in recent years. Vincent Conitzer discusses concerns about AI's impact on human societies.
Rudin Designs Algorithms to Help Turn Raw Information into Informed Choices
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.
Conitzer Takes CCC Blue Sky Award
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."
Duke Partners with Google to Address the Capacity Crunch
Duke's involvement in Google's Capacity program, designed to address dramatic increases in undergraduate Computer Science enrollments, has resulted in new approaches to the engagement of women and underrepresented students and increased access to peer mentoring.
Freeman Selected for Facebook Fellowship
Rupert Freeman (G) has been selected to receive a Facebook Fellowship for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.
Hriciga Joins Staff
We welcome Alison Hriciga, who has joined CS as the Graduate & Financial Assistant.