Data+ Summer Research Program

A Data+ team works togetherData+ is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges.

Students join small teams (a maximum of three undergraduates and one master’s student) and work alongside other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the field of data science.

The program runs from late May through late July each year, with the application deadline in February. Participants receive a stipend. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, majors and levels of experience with coding. Through collaboration, they use data analysis to solve problems across disciplines.

Data+ is offered through the Information Initiative at Duke and is part of the Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture theme.

Each student receives a $5,000 stipend for this full-time research experience (no classes or other employment during Data+). It is open to all Duke students at all levels and from all majors.

Student applications are now being accepted for Data+ 2018, which will run from May 29 through August 3. Rolling admissions continue through February 24. Prospective applicants can stop by the Data+ Project Fair on Tuesday, January 16, 3-5 pm, in the Ahmadieh Atrium on the third floor of Gross Hall.

2018 Projects

Co-curricular Technology Pathways E-advisor

Duke Wireless Data

Data-driven Improvement of Datacenter Performance

Smartphones and the Sixth Vital Sign

Data and Technology for Fact-checking

Gerrymandering and the Extent of Democracy in America

Energy Infrastructure Map of the World

Social Determinants of Health

Vaccine Hesitancy and Uptake

Improving the Machine Learning Pipeline at Duke

Rare Metabolic Diseases

Complex Decisions, Real Numbers: Medical Decision-making

Women’s Spaces

Visualizing the Lives of Orphaned and Separated Children

How Do We Build and Grow a PTA?

Pirating Texts

Big Data for Reproductive Health

Deep Learning for Single Cell Analysis

Poverty in Writing and Images

Analytical Exploration for Duke Development

Mental Health Interventions by the Durham Police

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