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The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University is offering a 9-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for rising sophomore, junior, or senior college undergraduates.

Data + Computing = Discovery!

Data + Computing = Discovery! (DCD) is a 9-week summer research program for outstanding undergraduate students to gain experience in computational and data science. Hosted by Stony Brook University's Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), participants will work with IACS faculty mentors on original research projects, build interdisciplinary communication skills, learn about careers in computational and data science, and enjoy a social summer on New York's beautiful Long Island.

The principal focus of DCD is computational and data science, where computer simulation and data analysis techniques are applied to many traditional fields, including:

  • machine learning
  • linguistics
  • mathematics and applied mathematics
  • computer science 
  • ecology
  • physics
  • engineering
  • sociology
  • materials science
  • neurobiology
  • chemistry
  • digital arts

Check out potential projects on the   Mentors page. Former experience with computer programming is not required; participants will learn and apply python tools throughout the summer.

Please explore this website to find more information about DCD, including its leadership team and application materials.

Questions should be sent to  




 Important Dates:

  • Application available: November 2020
  • Priority Deadline: January 18, 2021
  • Deadline: February 8, 2021
  • Notification to Participants: Late March or Early April 2021
  • Program Dates: June 7 - August 6, 2021