Data+

Data+ is a 10-week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduates interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. Students join small project teams, working alongside other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze, and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the modern world of data science.

Become a part of Data+: Submit a project proposal

Do you have a project that needs our expertise and energy? Send in a proposal by November 20th, 2016 to be considered for our Summer 2017 Data+ program.

Submit a project proposal (PDF)

  • "I would encourage both undergraduate students and employers to consider Data+ as a strong opportunity for valuable experience and potential recruitment. The students demonstrated excellence in scholarship, creativity, and output. iiD has done a tremendous job in creating a learning environment that promotes cross collaboration, drives innovation and creative problem solving, and provides enough structure and mentoring as to guide students to successful outcomes."

    — Thom Miano, RTI
    Project: RTI-Duke Data+ Practicum

  • “The work of the Data+ team have exceeded my expectations. The intellectual curiosity and technical skill of the team have been outstanding. We are truly looking forward to operationalize the team’s work.”

    — Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration of Duke
    Project: Data-driven Parking

  • "The Data+ program was filled with intelligent people from all different fields, so it was a great learning experience. Since we worked in teams, it taught me how to work with others in a more efficient, collaborative, and overall better level. I feel as if I gained real-world work experience in a classroom-like atmosphere."

    — Sonia Xu, Statistical Science
    Project: Data-driven Development

  • "Data+ provided an invaluable opportunity to work with motivated, hard-working students on exciting and challenging data problems. I learned so much about working with others, communicating effectively, and managing students with a variety of backgrounds. Though each of my students had a different level of statistics and coding experience, they made mentoring so easy with their hard work."

    — Liz Lorenzi, PhD Student, Statistical Science, Data+ project mentor
    Project: Diagnosing Diabetes and Predicting Complications

  • "Our DATA+ team did wonderful work. I’d wanted a software tool for quantifying human mobility data using network analysis for five years—the team got it done in eight weeks! Paul and Ashlee run a fantastic program that requires minimal oversight on the part of faculty but with maximum returns. Sign me up for next year!"

    — Joe McClernon, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
    Project: Smoking and Activity Space

10
weeks during the summer
2-3
undergraduates per team
1-2
grad student mentors
25
projects sharing ideas and code

Diagnosing Diabetes and Predicting Complications