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Graduate Student Akihiko Nishimura Wins Laplace Award

The Laplace award is given to the best student paper submitted to the Bayesian Statistical Science section at Joint Statistical Meetings. Ten students are chosen as competition winners and the best of the ten recieve the Laplace Award:... read more »


Team Gerrymandering

Team gerrymandering, led by Professor Jonathan Mattingly, feature their latest works in a new webpage: https://www.math.duke.edu/projects/gerrymandering/.... read more »


Big Data’s Mathematical Mysteries  Machine learning works spectacularly well, but mathematicians aren’t quite sure why.

At a dinner I attended some years ago, the distinguished differential geometer Eugenio Calabi volunteered to me his tongue-in-cheek distinction between pure and applied mathematicians. A pure mathematician, when stuck on the problem under study,... read more »


Lenhard Ng Wins Simons Award

In March 2015, it was announced by the Simons Foundation that Professor Lenhard (Lenny) Ng was awarded a Simons Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). He is among the 40 mathematicians in North America to earn the... read more »


 Helping Art Conservators study X-ray Images of Paintings

Prof. Ingrid Daubechies is one of the pioneers of applied mathematicians collaborating with artists, art historians and art conservators in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of math and art, leading projects aimed at applying advanced image... read more »


New Faculty: Associate Professor Colleen Robles

Colleen Robles received her PhD. from the University of British Columbia in 2003 under the supervision of David Bao (University of Houston) and Richard Froese. Following a post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester, she joined Texas A... read more »


Mapping Lemur Teeth

A research group led by Prof. Ingrid Daubechies, and recent Duke PhD. graduate, Dr. Tingran Gao, in collaboration with the Duke Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, combines computer graphics, geometry processing, and machine learning, to study... read more »


Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies has won the 2012 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize for mathematics. Durham, NC - Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies... read more »


Eugene Rabinovich

Eugene Rabinovich, a physics and mathematics double major, studies string theory with professor Ronen Plesser Durham, NC - Eugene Rabinovich, a Duke University junior, has been selected as a 2014 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and... read more »


Jianfeng Lu's mathematical studies put numbers to work for researchers in materials science, physics, chemistry and other fields. Photo by Les Todd/Duke University Photography

New faculty member applies math to solve some of the hardest questions in science Durham, NC - As a mathematician, Jianfeng Lu appreciates the abstract beauty of theories and proofs. But he also sees his craft as a powerful, pragmatic tool for... read more »


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