iiD is happy to announce the launch of +Data Science (+DS), a Duke-wide program operating in partnership with departments, schools, and institutes to enable faculty, students, and staff to employ data science at a level tailored to their needs, level of expertise, and interests. +DS provides online (digital) and in-person training modules and learning experiences grounded in generalizable data science content, while partnering with individual units or groups to develop additional specialized content.
"Evaluation and Research is a Sustaining Core Element of Crisis Intervention Team. We are very fortunate to be in a position to collaborate with Duke’s Data+ Program. The team has done a phenomenal job with evaluation data from 2002 to 2017. We are looking forward to this continued relationship."
—Elijah Bazemore, Durham County Sheriff’s Department
"The experience this year was great. We had a dedicated group of students who thought creatively about the problem we brought to them."
—Natalie Spring, Director of Prospect Research, Management and Analytics, Duke University Development
"I am particularly impressed by how students with different (particularly non-computing) backgrounds were able to contribute to various projects in very meaningful ways. They were able to pick up bleeding-edge research and technology useful to the project. The intensive summer experience was really, really useful. At the end of the project, they definitely knew more than I did for some areas of the project!"
—Jun Yang, Professor of Computer Science, Duke University
"The team of students had excellent technical and communications skills. I was impressed at how self-driven they were, and their ability to come up with solutions to some inevitable data issues that they encountered. Their final output was both better presented, and more directly applicable, than I expected at the outset."
—Emma Rasiel, Professor Economics, Duke University
"Undergraduate students are very capable and driven. They quickly reproduced prior results on existing datasets and extended methods to accommodate new datasets."
—Benjamin Lee, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
"I was extremely impressed with our project mentor/manager. I was initially skeptical that a graduate student would be able to run the team and project as well as she did. She not only handled the day to day work but also came up with a lot of the ideas implemented in the project. We're actually going to be hiring some of the students to continue this project through the academic year."
—Evan Levine, Director, Academic & Media Technologies
"We greatly enjoyed working with our Data+ team, and were very pleased with the end results of their work. Highly recommend this program for anyone who is looking to dip their toes into applying data analytics in their world."
—Richard Biever, Senior Director, Office of Information Technology
"We were extremely impressed with the "I got this" attitude of our Data+ students! I am already recommending the program to my colleagues."
— Amy Finnegan, Research Scholar, SSRI, DGHI Evidence Lab