Duke University boosts Lawrence Carin’s role in oversight of campus research
Duke engineering professor Lawrence Carin, one of the world’s leading experts on machine learning and artificial intelligence, was named vice president of research at Duke University. He’ll lead the university’s office of research and report to Provost Sally Kornbluth and Chancellor for Health Affairs A. Eugene Washington. He has been vice provost for research since 2014. Carin’s new role is part of Duke’s effort to establish a new leadership structure that provides clear guidance and oversight, following a $112 million fine related to scientific misconduct at a campus research lab, according to a release. The incident was explained in this August Business North Carolina story.