Duke names new vice provost for research
Lawrence Carin is Duke University's next vice provost for research.
Currently chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carin, 55, joined Duke's faculty in 1995 as an associate professor and became professor in 2001. He has co-authored more than 270 academic papers in fields such as artificial intelligence, video analysis, neuroscience, cancer, voting behavior and music - among others. He may be best known for his work on bomb detection, which led to the creation of Signal Innovations Group in the Research Triangle Park.
The company employs 40 people. Carin recently sold his interest in the company.