Research & Data Analysis

Conducting original and independent research within and beyond your discipline using methods that will advance knowledge and enhance understanding across many fields. 

Key Topics:

  • Understand professional standards of ethics and research integrity
  • Use digital technologies and programming languages
  • Leverage data visualization tools
  • Apply socially-engaged research methods to promote the social good 
  • Develop and manage budgets

    Upcoming Events

    Scientific Visualization with VisIt
    Mar 21, 2023, 2:00 pm
    Online Event
    Introduction to Programming Using Python (Part 1 of 3)
    Mar 21, 2023, 4:30 pm
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    Ethics of AI 8: AI Snake Oil: A Sneak Peek at a Draft Chapter of Prof. Narayanan’s New Book
    Mar 21, 2023, 4:30 pm
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    Introduction to ArcGIS
    Mar 22, 2023, 10:30 am
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    High-Performance Python for GPUs
    Mar 22, 2023, 4:30 pm
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    Data Visualization with R - Introduction to ggplot
    Mar 24, 2023, 2:00 pm
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    Suggested Research Roadmap

    Student and Alumni Stories

    Read how current students and alumni have applied their research and data analysis skills to various disciplines.

    Anthie Georgiadi, GS, ENG
    Graduate Student, Department of English
    Anna Jacobson, GS, QCB
    President, Princeton Citizen Scientists

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