Center for Data and Visualization Sciences (CDVS)
The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences is a research and education program at the Duke University Libraries supporting data-intensive research at Duke University and Health System. Our team offers consultations, instruction sessions, and research partnerships in data science, data visualization, data management and curation, GIS and digital mapping, and data sources.
CDVS partners with students, faculty, staff, and research teams throughout the research data lifecycle to facilitate and improve data focused research at Duke. The CDVS consultation program engages with both individual researchers and project teams such as Bass Connections, Data+, and Story+. Our ongoing CDVS Workshop Series reaches thousands of Duke affiliates each year and introduces participants to the range of opportunities related to open science, reproducible research, data science tools, and data sharing. Finally, CDVS provides both consultation and curation for Duke University’s Research Data Repository, an open data repository available for the Duke community.
Code+ is a 10-week project-based summer program for Duke undergraduate students. The program offers students the opportunity to participate on a small project team where everyone works towards a common goal while sharing their knowledge and learning from IT professionals and faculty.
Code+ participants get hands-on experience with professional IT staff and work closely with Duke faculty from computer science, engineering, and other departments. As a Code+ team member, you’ll develop technical skills and gain project management experience. Code+ students participate in defining the project and designing and developing a product or solution, all while learning and working with leading-edge innovative technologies and tools.
Code+ is part of the “plus program” model developed at Duke. It focuses on projects in software and product development and is run by the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Project leads are professional IT developers with the emphasis on developing real-world development experience.
Computational Media, Arts & Cultures (CMAC)
The CMAC Program focuses on the intersection of media arts and humanities, sciences, and technology, both in theory and in practice. At the core of the program’s origin is the computational revolution, and its implications for how we live, think, work, create, and communicate within and across various disciplines. Historical and critical engagement with the global, social, cultural and artistic impact of computational media exist alongside critical and creative practice in all of our activities. As a community we are founded upon, and encourage, collaboration at every level.
CMAC-related curricular opportunities include an interdepartmental major and minor in Computational Media; an MA in Digital Art History/Computational Media; and an interdisciplinary PhD in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures. The Information Science + Studies program also sponsors Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates. Faculty, staff, and students also participate in related interdisciplinary Labs. Our partner programs include Art, Art History & Visual Studies, the Program in Literature, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, among others.
CS+ (CompSci Projects Beyond the Classroom)
CS+ is a 10-week summer program only for Duke undergraduates to get involved in computer science research projects with faculty in a fast-paced but supportive community environment. Students participate in teams of 3-4 and are jointly mentored by a faculty project lead and a graduate student mentor. The experience is meant as a rich entry point into computer science research and applications beyond the classroom.
CS+ is part of the “plus program” model developed at Duke. It focuses on projects in computer science research and applications and is run by the Department of Computer Science. Project leads are typically computer science faculty.
Data+ offers research experiences for undergraduates to explore data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. Each 10-week co-curricular summer program provides students with invaluable experience working with professionals in their industries as well as Duke faculty and staff to produce results or products that address a question or solve an issue relevant to the Duke community and beyond.
Data+ is the original program that innovated the “plus program” model at Duke and is led by Robert Calderbank. It focuses on interdisciplinary data science projects from all over the university, and is run by the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD). Project leads are typically faculty from diverse areas of the university, with frequent additional participation from community and/or industry partners.
DOmath (Duke Opportunities in Mathematics) is a program for collaborative student research in all areas of mathematics. The program consists of groups of 2-4 undergraduate students working together during the summer for eight weeks on a single project, and is open to all Duke undergraduates. Each team is led by a faculty mentor assisted by a graduate student. There are social activities as well during the summer. After the program students are strongly encouraged to present their work at Duke’s Visible Thinking Research Symposium in April. This program is intended to complement the PRUV program, which is aimed at facilitating research by individual students (usually rising seniors) under the mentorship of a faculty member.
Duke+DataScience (+DS) is a Duke-wide educational initiative devoted to expanding knowledge of and facility with machine learning and other artificial intelligence tools across multiple academic fields, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as medicine and quantitative sciences. With an extensive and growing curriculum that includes both online and in-person courses in neural networks, natural language processing, deep learning, and other machine learning applications, +DS offerings span learning needs ranging from novice to expert and are tailored to specific academic and professional applications.
+DS is a cross-campus initiative that includes leadership from the Duke Office of Research, Duke University Health System, the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), and the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT).
Duke Technology (DTech) Scholars
The Duke Technology Scholars Program is a comprehensive effort to inspire a more diverse group of Duke students to choose careers in computer science and electrical & computer engineering. Our goal is to create a pipeline of tech-savvy individuals who will thrive in an industry that is the backbone of our society and economy. The program centers around the idea that relationships, mentorship and hands-on experience make the difference in recruiting and retaining such individuals in technology fields.
DTech is a partnership between Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering through the departments of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Heureka Labs leverages data science to find patterns in complex data to gain information and understanding. The data science efforts of Heureka Labs provides teaching materials that are specific to a student’s or group’s needs or interests, and offers classes and meetups in data science topics open to anyone. Heureka Labs is an initiative of the Hirschey lab in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, and the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke University led by Matthew Hirschey, PhD and open to all.
The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator, focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Working with our innovation-minded colleagues around campus, we’re building a model program that will elevate and inspire members of the Duke Community who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. The Co-Lab offers a variety of technology training workshops, several digital fabrication studios, and many other resources to explore your creativity. Students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, interests, and skill-sets are encouraged to participate.
The Innovation Co-Lab is run by the Duke University Office of Information Technology (OIT).
Science & Society
The Duke Initiative for Science & Society examines the integral role of science in law, policy, social institutions, and culture. Advances in science and technology rapidly change the world we live in, shape our lives and culture, and raise myriad ethical, legal, and policy-related questions: What are pressing social problems for which there may be technological solutions? What steps promote just distribution of beneficial technologies? What policy issues does emerging science raise? How can different stakeholders work together to promote good science? And how can we tell when science is ‘good enough’ to be used as the basis for legal and policy decision-making? The Duke Initiative for Science & Society examines these and other broad-ranging questions about the integral role of science in social institutions and culture.
Science & Society offers education, engagement, and research, including virtual events open to all.
The DQ – Digital Intelligence – course will be launching in the spring semester of 2021. The course considers a range of impactful emerging technologies through an applied ethical lens. In a flipped-classroom format, students will watch videos on a weekly basis featuring leading technology, ethics, and policy experts as they discuss relevant and timely topics. Students will meet in small discussion groups to collectively engage with essential themes presented in the video and related literature.
This course is a collaboration with the Center for Computational Thinking and Duke OIT.
Tech Policy @Sanford
The goal of the Technology Policy Lab within the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy is to provide a platform for Duke Sanford researchers, faculty, and students — to promote timely research and insights; stimulate scholarship in the technology-policy area, and bridge the gap between long-term research and real-world application. The Lab focuses on both engagement and research with multiple course offerings, projects, and partners.