Data+ is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It is suitable for students at all levels and from all majors.
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 Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke and is part of the Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture theme.
Student applications are now open.
Data+ 2020 will run from May 26 through July 31, 2020. The application deadline is February 27, but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so students should apply as soon as possible. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend for this full-time research experience, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel. Participants may not accept employment or take classes during the program.
- ABOUT-US: A BOundary Update Tool for Utility Services
- AI in the Investment Office
- American Predatory Lending and the Global Financial Crisis
- Applying Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) to Security Threat Hunting with Duke’s ITSO
- Computational Approaches to the History of Cartography
- Computational Tools to Improve Healthy and Pleasurable Eating in Young Children
- Data Science for Retention of College Women in Tech
- Deep Learning for Rare Energy Infrastructures in Satellite Imagery
- Disease Emergence and Richness in Primates
- Finding Space Junk with the World’s Biggest Telescopes
- For Love of Greed: Tracing the Early History of Consumer Culture
- Forecasting Campus Energy Usage for Improved Energy Management
- Human Activity Recognition using Physiological Data from Wearables
- Linking Urban Land Use to Aquatic Metabolism Regimes
- Mental Health and the Justice System in Durham County
- Network Visualization of Foot Traffic Patterns
- Neural Network-based Self-adjusting Computational Processors
- On Being a Blue Devil: The Changing Profile of the Duke Student Body
- Piloting an Environmental Public Health Tracking Tool for North Carolina
- Predicting Baseball Players’ Athletic Performance Utilizing Baseline Assessments of Vision
- Predicting Blindness in Duke’s Glaucoma Patient Population
- Predictive Churn Models for Duke Season Ticket Holders and Annual Donors
- Predictive Modeling of Mechanical Failures at Sea
- Protecting American Investors? Financial Advice from before the New Deal to the Birth of the Internet
- Race and Housing in Durham over the Course of the 20th Century
- Taking Electrification on the Road: Exploring the Impact of the Electric Farm Equipment Roadshow
- Uncovering Latinx Southern History
- When Black Stories Go Global: Analyzing the Translation of African-American Literature and Film
Past Projects and Participants