Data+ (2015)

Data+ is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. Students work in small teams and learn how to marshal, analyze and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the field of data science. Through collaboration, teams use data analysis to solve a wide variety of real-world challenges using health data, text, voting records, wireless mapping data, economic and financial analytics and more.

2015 Projects

Team Leaders

  • Douglas Boyer, Arts & Sciences-Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Kyle Bradbury, Energy Initiative
  • Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Arts & Sciences-Statistical Science
  • Justin Curry, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics
  • Ingrid Daubechies, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics
  • Tingran Gao, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics
  • Chris Glynn, Arts & Sciences-Statistical Science
  • Matthew Harding, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Emily Ko, School of Medicine-Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Jordan Malof, Pratt School of Engineering-Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Jonathan Mattingly, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics
  • Francis Motta, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics
  • Matt Nokleby, Pratt School of Engineering-Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Bruce Orenstein, Center for Documentary Studies
  • Lauren Patterson, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Gabriel Rosenberg, Arts & Sciences-Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
  • Lorrie Schmid, Social Science Research Institute
  • Ephraim Tsalik, School of Medicine-Medicine: Infectious Diseases
  • Ashlee Valente, Information Initiative at Duke
  • Rebecca Vidra, Nicholas School of the Environment-Environmental Sciences and Policy

/graduate Team Members

  • Aaron Berdanier, Ecology-PHD
  • Jameson Clarke, Biology-MS
  • Richard Gawne, Biology - PHD
  • Hamza Ghadyali, Mathematics-PHD
  • Matthew Panhans, Economics-AM
  • Matthew Ross, Ecology-PHD
  • Ragav Saboo, Economics-PHD
  • Jonathan Winkle, Psychology-PHD, Statistical Science - MS
  • Yan Xue, Business Administration-MBA

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Sachet Bangia, Economics (BS), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Nicholas Branson, Biology (AB)
  • Ellie Burton, Mathematics (BS)
  • GiSeok Choi, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE)
  • David Clancy, Statistical Science (AB)
  • Andy Cooper, Statistical Science (AB)
  • Christine Delp
  • Arjun Devarajan, Computer Science (BS)
  • Bridget Dou, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Spenser Easterbrook, Philosophy (AB)
  • Manchen Fang, Mathematics (BS), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Mike Gao, Mathematics (BS), Computer Science (AB2)
  • Haoyang Gu, Computer Science (BS), Mathematics (BS2)
  • Yaqi Guo, Mathematics (BS)
  • Tess Harper, Environmental Sci/Policy (AB)
  • Brandon Ho, Mathematics (BS), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Christopher Hong, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Alex Hong, Biology (BS)
  • YunChu Huang, Economics (AB), Statistical Science (AB2)
  • Kevin Kuo, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Ethan Levine, Mathematics (BS), Statistical Science (BS2)
  • Yijun Li, Statistical Science (BS), Mathematics (BS2)
  • Xinyi Lu, Statistical Science (BS)
  • Yanmin Ma, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Sharrin Manor, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Hannah McCracken, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Tianyi Mu, Computer Science (BS), Statistical Science (BS2)
  • Kang Ni, Mathematics (AB)
  • Joy Patel, Mathematics (BS), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Hans Riess, Mathematics (BS)
  • Molly Rosenstein, Earth & Ocean Sciences (BS)
  • Luke Roskopf, Political Science (AB)
  • Kelsey Sumner, Evolutionary Anthropology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Annie Tang, Statistical Science (BS), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Narongsak Tunjaicon, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Mathematics (BS2)
  • Aharon Walker, Biology (AB)
  • Wuming Zhang, Computer Science (BS), Statistical Science (BS2)
  • Kehan Zhang, Economics (BS), Statistical Science (BS2)

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Allan Freyer, North Carolina Justice Center
  • Holly Ivel, Fidelity Charitable
  • Jeffrey Perkins, Undergraduate Student, North Carolina State University