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  Duke undergraduates know professor Ingrid Daubechies as an instructor of multivariable calculus, but beyond Duke, she has become famous for her study of wavelets, or mathematical functions with the ability to enhance image compression technology... read more »


Mathematical physicist Arlie Petters has been appointed Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, effective July 1. He will serve through June 2020. In the words of Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of... read more »


A mathematical model from Duke University mathematicians suggests more can be done to protect people from the human papilloma virus.    HPV is associated with cervical cancer in women, but can also cause various cancers in men.   Duke mathematician... read more »


Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.... read more »


A new study adds to a growing conversation on the best way to treat women with stage 0 breast cancer http://time.com/4151717/dcis-breast-cancer-active-surveillance/ read more »


  Mike Reed has been recognized by the graduated school for his excellence in mentoring. The Graduate School presents the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty and graduate... read more »


For the 22th time since 1990, the Duke Putnam team placed among the top ten on the WL Putnam Mathematical Competition. Duke achieved 3 first place finishes, 2 seconds and 6 thirds. A total of 4275 students from 554 colleges and universities in... read more »


Mike Reed was named a 2016 SIAM Fellow for his contributions to analysis and mathematical biology. SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, only names 30 or so fellows each year. The honor represents sustained significant... read more »


"A glamorous Hollywood star, a renegade composer, and the mathematical development of spread spectrum communications". abstract: During World War II, Hedy Lamarr, a striking Hollywood actress; together with George Antheil, a radical composer;... read more »


Congratulations to Kevin Stubbs, Christy Vaughn, and  Anne Talkington who were all awarded NSF graduate fellowships this year. Kevin is a graduate student in the Duke Math department. Christy Vaughn was a Duke Mathematics Major who graduated in 2015... read more »


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