Fall 2010 Issue | All Issues | Duke Computer Science

Chair's Message

Message from Carlo Tomasi

Research & Education

Profile of Robert Calderbank's Research

Profile of Shivnath Babu's Research

Donald Lab software Predicts MRSA's Next Move

Landon Cox Finds Phone Apps Sending Data Without Notification

Landon Cox Does Webcast on Privacy in Social Networking

Student Publications

Graduation: Degrees Conferred for 2009-10

Grad Student Awards

Undergrad Awards

Vince Conitzer Receives NSF Award

New Grants

Summer Programs 2010: Alice, ARTSI, HarambeeNet

Carlo Tomasi Receives Teaching Award

Events & Outreach

A Successful Graduate Admissions Visit

CS Hosts RoboCupJr Competition

A Hands-On Summer Experience in the LaBean Lab

Duke Hosts WISER African Teachers for Technology Training

Alex Hartemink Teaches in Kenya

Jun Yang visits HP Labs China

Upcoming Talks

CS People

Robert Calderbank Joins Duke

CS Welcomes Marilyn Butler

Welcome New Students

Jeff Forbes Promoted

Thom LaBean Promoted

Diane Riggs Retires

Graduate Alum Profile: Min Wang

Undergrad Student Profile: Liz Liang

Keep In Touch: Alumni News

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Robert Calderbank Robert Calderbank Joins Duke as CS Faculty and Dean of Natural Sciences
With a twinkle in his eye, Robert Calderbank leans back in his chair. "I like to organize things. I like to encourage activity," he says, gesturing to the bustling campus outside the windows of his new office. "I like to try to make a difference" more »
Vince Conitzer Vince Conitzer Receives NSF CAREER Award
What is the best way to win rock, paper, scissors? Game theory -- the study of how to optimally “play” in a situation where multiple people or machines interact -- suggests it is to play a random assortment. more »
Research Graphic Donald Lab's Software Predicts MRSA's Next Move
Researchers in Bruce Donald's Lab are using computers to identify how one strain of dangerous bacteria might mutate in the same way a champion chess player tries to anticipate an opponent's strategies. more »
Marilyn Butler Marilyn Butler Joins CS as Graduate Program Coordinator
The Department is pleased to welcome Marilyn Butler, a Duke alum, as our new Graduate Program Coordinator. A founder and long-time manager with the local coop grocery, Weaver Street Market, ... more »
LaBean Lab Photo A Hands-On Summer Experience in the LaBean Lab
As a junior at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham, Pat Videau was sick of working at a fish store every summer. Interested in biology, Videau called a colleague of his mother's at Duke University. more »
Graduation Photo Graduation: Degrees conferred for 2009-10
The Department congratulates our newest graduates who were awarded degrees at commencement ceremonies on May 16. more »
New CS Students We Welcome Our New Students
The Department welcomes eighty students, including nineteen PhD and eight MS students. We also welcome fifty-three new undergraduate majors and minors. more »
Min Wang Graduate Alum Profile: Min Wang
If catapulting from a fresh-faced PhD graduate to director of a major research laboratory for the world's largest IT company within a single decade sounds like a challenge, then Min Wang has certainly achieved a significant accomplishment. more »
Liz Liang Undergrad Student Profile: Liz Liang
Like many pre-med students, Liz Liang was deciding between biology and psychology courses when she joined Duke's freshman class in 2006. But on a whim, the Seattle native instead enrolled in the Duke Emerging Scholars in Computer Science program. more »
WISER Group Duke Hosts WISER African Teachers for Technology Training
As the sun rose on Muhuru Bay, Kenya, on February 1, 2010, thirty excited young women arrived for their first day of classes at WISER, the region's first all girls boarding school. more »
Awards Photo Undergraduate Awards Presented
The Department extends congratulations to the recipients of the undergraduate student awards which were announced at graduation ceremonies. Alex Vasilos Memorial Awards and Senior Thesis Project awards were given. more »
HarambeeNet Photo Summer Programs 2010: Alice, ARTSI, HarambeeNet
Though classes were not in session, the LSRC bustled this summer. Professors from around the country, and area teachers and students participated in national conferences, educational workshops, and summer camps. more »
RoboCup Photo Department Hosts RoboCup Junior Competiton
In the darkened auditorium, students flank a 4’ by 6’ soccer field, their eyes fixed on a blinking electronic ball. Four robots buzz around the field, knocking the ball back and forth. One team groans as their robot pops a wheelie ... more »
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