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C-SURF Fellows Named for 2014

Five C-SURF Fellows have been named for 2014. More

20140320

Introducing the New CS 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.

Konidaris

20150331

Virtual Embodiment

The room is unexceptional but for a mirror on the wall that grabs your attention. You look in the mirror. Is it really you? Your skin color is different! You wave and the image waves back, tracking and mirroring your movements seamlessly. More

Peck

20130430

OSPREY Software Predicts Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

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

20150105

Hartemink Receives NHGRI Grant

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.

Hartemink

20150211

Yahoo! Donates Equipment

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.

Babu Benson

20150120

Summer Undergraduate Enrichment Experiences 2013

It was the graduate life for 17 Duke undergraduate students who spent their summer conducting research at the Department of Computer Science. More

20130815

Donald Develops Carbon Nanotube Spear to Study Brain Cell Signals

The new brain cell spear developed by Bruce Donald and colleagues is a millimeter long, only a few nanometers wide and harnesses the superior electromechanical properties of carbon nanotubes to capture electrical signals from individual neurons. More

Donald

20130613

Cox Develops ScreenPass App

Landon Cox and team developed ScreenPass to protect touchscreen passwords. More

Cox

20130613

Donald and Hallen Work to Outsmart HIV

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

Donald

20150629

Summer Undergraduate Enrichment Experiences 2015

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

Undergraduate Research Poster Day 2013

Six computer science undergraduates presented research projects April 11 during the third annual Computer Science Undergraduate Research Poster Day. More

20130411

Undergraduate Research Poster Day 2014

Undergraduates presented research projects April 11 during the fourth annual Computer Science Undergraduate Research Poster Day. More

20140422

Summer Undergraduate Enrichment Experiences 2014

This summer Computer Science once again hosted undergraduate researchers, providing the students with unique research opportunities and with encouragement to continue on to graduate school. More

20140620

Cummings Creates Wiki on Digitial Explosion

Katharine Cummings (U) has created an online resource to update the book "Blown to Bits," which discusses the the impact of technology on our society. She is working with Owen Astrachan. More

20140620

TIME Reports on Gainza's Research

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

Donald Focuses HIV Vaccine Development Efforts

Combining expertise in biochemistry, immunology and advanced computation, Bruce Donald and colleagues at Duke have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, the gp41 membrane proximal external region (MPER), which previously eluded detailed structural description. More

Donald

20140113

Ferrari Studies Brain's Adaptability

Live Science reports on Silvia Ferrari's research: Engineers Model Better Navigation Systems After Brain's Adaptability. More

20140531

Sapiro, Calderbank Collaborate on Autism Detection App

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

Calderbank Sapiro

20151015

Cox, Machanavajjhala, Srivastava Develop Video Privacy Tool

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

Cox

20160628

Team Led by Konidaris and Sorin Develops Motion Planning Processor

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

Sorin Konidaris Floyd-Jones Qi

Robotics

20160620

Konidaris and Sorin Take on Challenges of Robotic Motion Planning

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

Sorin Konidaris

Robotics

20160811

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

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

Reif Song

Algorithms Nanotechnology

20161101

Roy Receives NSF CAREER Award

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

Roy

Systems

20160801

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

Yang Walenz

Architecture Systems

20160929

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

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

He Machanavajjhala Raval

Systems

20160909

Tomasi Named ACM Fellow

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.

Tomasi

Computer Vision

20161208

Lebeck Elevated to IEEE Fellow

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.

Lebeck

Systems

20161122

Chen Receives Best Paper Award

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.

Chen

Data Mining

20161223

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

Lebeck Dwyer Lee Hilton Zahedi Bashizade

Architecture

20170104

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."

Conitzer

Artificial Intelligence

20170210

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. More

Machine Learning

20170215

Rudin Creates Tools for Transparent Algorithms

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

Rudin

Algorithms

20170310

He Awarded Google Fellowship

Xi He (G) has been awarded a 2017 Google PhD Fellowship in Privacy and Security. Her research focuses on developing a principled approach for managing sensitive location data with strong provable and customizable privacy guarantees. More

He

20170410

Machanavajjhala receives Influential Paper Award

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

Machanavajjhala

Systems

20170413

Pankaj K. Agarwal

RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics

Algorithms Computational Geometry Databases Robotics

19890901

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

Computer Science Education

19980701

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

Architecture Databases Networking Systems

19950101

Alvin R. Lebeck

Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Architecture Systems

19960101

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms Nanotechnology

19860901

Susan H. Rodger

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

Computer Science Education

19940901

Kishor S. Trivedi

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

Systems

19750901

Xiaobai Sun

Professor of Computer Science

Scientific Computing

19940901

Robert C. Duvall

Lecturer of Computer Science

Computer Science Education

19970901

Landon Cox

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

Systems

20050901

Ronald E. Parr

Professor of Computer Science, Chair

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Robotics

20000901

Jeffrey R. N. Forbes

Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Computer Science Education

20010101

Alexander J. Hartemink

Professor of Computer Science, Statistical Science, and Biology; Director of the Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Computational Biology Machine Learning

20010901

Jun Yang

Professor of Computer Science

Data Mining Databases

20010901

Carlo Tomasi

Iris Einheuser Professor of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision

20010901

Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Architecture

20020901

Kamesh Munagala

Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms Computational Economics

20040901

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

Algorithms Computational Biology Computational Chemistry Computational Geometry Nanotechnology Robotics

20060801

Vincent Conitzer

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

Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Computational Economics Machine Learning

20060801

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science

Networking Systems

20070901

Xiaowei Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Networking Security & Privacy Systems

20080901

Robert Calderbank

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

Algorithms

20100701

Sina Farsiu

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

Computer Vision

20130701

Benjamin C. Lee

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Architecture

20100801

Scott C. Schmidler

Associate Professor of Statistical Science and Computer Science

Machine Learning

20110101

Jungsang Kim

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

Architecture

20110101

Andrew Hilton

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

Architecture Computer Science Education

20110901

Raluca-Mihaela Gordan

Artificial Intelligence Computational Biology Machine Learning

20110901

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Architecture

20140101

Guillermo Sapiro

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

Computer Vision

20120701

Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Algorithms Data Mining Databases Security & Privacy Systems

20120701

Debmalya Panigrahi

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms Theory

20130701

Theo Benson

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Networking Systems

20130701

Katherine Heller

Assistant Professor of Statistical Science and Computer Science

Machine Learning

20130701

Robert L. Bryant

Phillip Griffiths Professor of Math and Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms Theory

20140101

Kris Hauser

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

Artificial Intelligence Robotics

20150101

Dr. Sudeepa Roy

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Systems

20150901

Rong Ge

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Miroslav Pajic

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

20160101

Cynthia D. Rudin

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