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David Carlson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27705


My general research focus is on developing novel machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques that can be used to accelerate scientific discovery.  I work extensively both on the fundamental theory and algorithms as well as translating them into scientific applications.  I have extensive partnerships deploying machine learning techniques in environmental health, mental health, and neuroscience.  

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · 2024 - Present Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2021 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor of Computer Science · 2018 - Present Computer Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · 2018 - Present Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2019 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2015 Ph.D.