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Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

The Duke University Energy Initiative has selected its second cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, which will include doctoral students in civil and environmental engineering, computer science, earth and ocean sciences, and electrical and computer engineering. Launched in 2018, the one-of-a-kind fellows program is designed to produce scholars with expertise in both data science and […]

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Research projects that will explore connections between energy and health, improve the performance of renewable energy sources such as solar and thermoelectricity, and expand energy access through innovative and clean methods will receive funding in 2019 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award six grants to projects involving […]

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain. Gone are the paved roads of Pokhara, the Nepali city where they had begun their day, […]

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

The last decade has ushered in astounding growth in the amount of energy-related data, along with game-changing developments in machine learning and other innovative data science techniques. The result? Unprecedented opportunities to analyze and make better decisions about how we generate, transmit, and consume energy. At Duke University, a new program is pushing past traditional […]

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These projects have been crucial to my engagement with colleagues and students across the university” “I came to Duke 25 years ago in order to be part of the multidisciplinary community here,” says Jonathan B. Wiener. “Duke was poised to launch a series of cross-cutting initiatives, and it was my good fortune to be part […]

Doctoral Students Can Go Deeper into the Energy Data Analytics Space

Doctoral Students Can Go Deeper into the Energy Data Analytics Space

Deadline: March 1, 2019 The growth of energy-related data in the last decade has created new opportunities for data-driven exploration of solutions to energy problems. Capitalizing on the opportunities presented by this new wealth of data will require scholars with training in both data science and energy application domains. Yet traditional graduate education is limited in its […]