David Carlson


Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Assistant Professor - Track V in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Hudson Hall 165, 100 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5421
  • Email Address: david.carlson@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2015

Research Interests

Machine learning, predictive modeling, health data science, statistical neuroscience

Courses Taught

  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 780: Internship
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • EGR 190: Special Topics in Engineering
  • EGR 590: Special Topics in Engineering
  • POE 190: Practice Oriented Education
  • POE 790: Practice Oriented Education

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Zheng, T; Bergin, MH; Sutaria, R; Tripathi, SN; Caldow, R; Carlson, DE, Gaussian process regression model for dynamically calibrating and surveilling a wireless low-cost particulate matter sensor network in Delhi, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol 12 no. 9 (2019), pp. 5161-5181 [10.5194/amt-12-5161-2019] [abs].
  • Norris, C; Fang, L; Barkjohn, KK; Carlson, D; Zhang, Y; Mo, J; Li, Z; Zhang, J; Cui, X; Schauer, JJ; Davis, A; Black, M; Bergin, MH, Sources of volatile organic compounds in suburban homes in Shanghai, China, and the impact of air filtration on compound concentrations., Chemosphere, vol 231 (2019), pp. 256-268 [10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.059] [abs].
  • Carlson, D; Carin, L, Continuing progress of spike sorting in the era of big data., Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol 55 (2019), pp. 90-96 [10.1016/j.conb.2019.02.007] [abs].
  • Zheng, T; Bergin, MH; Johnson, KK; Tripathi, SN; Shirodkar, S; Landis, MS; Sutaria, R; Carlson, DE, Field evaluation of low-cost particulate matter sensors in high-and low-concentration environments, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol 11 no. 8 (2018), pp. 4823-4846 [10.5194/amt-11-4823-2018] [abs].
  • Goldstein, BA; Carlson, D; Bhavsar, NA, Subject Matter Knowledge in the Age of Big Data and Machine Learning., Jama Network Open, vol 1 no. 4 (2018) [10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1568] [abs].