Lawrence Carin

Vice Provost for Research

Vice Provost for Research Lawrence Carin oversees Duke's compliance with regulations on government-funded research as well as the Office of Research Support and the Office of Corporate Relations. The vice provost also shares responsibility for Duke's Office Of Licensing and Ventures, which handles intellectual property issues related to faculty research.

Carin joined the Duke faculty in 1995 as an associate professor of electrical engineering. He subsequently became the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering. His early research was in the area of electromagnetics and sensing but over the last ten years he has moved to applied statistics and machine learning as well.

In co-authoring more than 270 academic papers, Carin's work has touched on such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, bomb detection, video analysis, neuroscience, cancer, infectious disease, voting behavior and music. His bomb detection work led to the formation of a company called Signal Innovations Group in the Research Triangle Park that has more than 40 employees. He recently sold his interest in the company.

Carin earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is an IEEE Fellow and an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the SIAM Journal of Imaging Science, and the Journal of Machine Learning Research. He regularly serves on the program committee for such conferences as Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) and the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

As a leader of Duke's billion-dollar research enterprise, Carin said he wants to help faculty succeed in any ways that he can. "As I see it, my job is to listen carefully to faculty, and then take what I learn to make things better, enhancing opportunities for effective and impactful research."

Academic Leadership

Dean, School of Medicine
Dean, Fuqua School of Business
Dean of the Graduate School/Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Dean, School of Nursing & Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs
Dean, Divinity School
Dean, Pratt School of Engineering
Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy
Dean, School of Law
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dean and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Faculty Development
Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Vice Provost for the Arts
Executive Vice Provost for Finance and Administration
Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Strategy and Programs
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiatives
Vice Provost and Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Vice Provost for Research
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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