Projects

The Code+ projects address opportunities in computing research and the real-world needs. Students will be involved in every aspect of the product including project definition, design, and development, as well as work with the latest leading-edge industry technology. Participating in a collaborative environment, students will learn from others within their teams as well as the larger Code+ community. In addition, students will gain broad exposure to the field of information technology.

Each team consists of three to four undergraduates and a project lead/mentor (IT professional).

"Cloud is complicated because computing itself is inherently complicated, and the popularization of the cloud model approach has been constitutionally riddled with chaotic platform-level mismatches that have slammed together with incongruent tectonic force.” Adrian Bridgwater. “Why Is Cloud Computing So Complicated?” Forbes, August 5, 2021. 

A team of students will work with Duke’s Office of Information Technology and other partners across Duke, including Duke Student Government, to build an app for issue reporting. The team will define the features necessary for the application to report and track issues that need to be addressed. The team will also explore using hardware technologies such as Raspberry Pis as a mechanism to report issues as well as leverage geo-location technologies. Issues reported could include a poor Wi-Fi signal, a broken window, icy pavement, etc.

A team of students will work with technology experts, faculty from the Biology Department, and microbiology research community collaborators to review an existing proof-of-concept application developed in the R package Shiny. The app will enable microbiologists to easily upload, analyze, and graph large population growth phenotyping datasets. Such analysis can be used for better treatment of pathogenic bacterial infections, food safety, industrial fermentation, and understanding stress resilience of the microbiome.

The Fresh Produce Program (FPP) is an initiative founded by the Root Causes student group of Duke’s School of Medicine. Through strategic partnerships with Duke and Durham organizations, the program aims to address food insecurity for low-income Duke patients with chronic diseases by providing access to healthy food options. Currently, FPP supports over 380 patients through biweekly deliveries of fresh produce and nutritional education material to their homes.

A team of students will work with Duke’s Office of Information Technology, Student Information Services & Systems (SISS) Office, and key stakeholders across campus to develop an app that allows students to build their academic schedule (courses/sections) and see various visualizations about the courses (for example, enrollment caps, diversity of the subject areas they study, and the expected travel time during a day based on the classes selected). The team will review and consider the features and functions that were developed in a proof-of-concept application created by a team of stude

A team of students will work with Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), Office for Research & Innovation (OR&I) and Computer Science faculty to develop a system that would enable OR&I to  get an objective answer to questions such as, How does the grant you’re proposing relate to other funded research of yours or of other faculty at Duke? or Is there overlap between my proposal and another proposal that a federal agency is reviewing?  

A team of students will work with Duke’s Research Computing staff to develop interactive tools and workflows for analyzing and visualizing large datasets. The goal is to make Duke Research Computing resources more accessible to all disciplines and computational skill levels across campus.