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Dependable Data Driven Discovery

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About D4 

The D4 training program will provide an inclusive training on trustworthy data science. It will be available for students who pursue graduate degrees and concurrent BS/MS degrees. Fellowship is available for underrepresented groups of students in STEM graduate programs, such as women and minority students. The training program consists of a boot camp, course work, research experience, seminars, and industry experiential learning experience. The training program can be completed in three semesters.



Admitted trainees may be selected for a 12 month financial package which includes a $34,000 stipend, tuition waiver, & health insurance.

Eligibility requirements for funding are:

  • BS/MS student or MS, PhD student at ISU
  • Research interest related to Data Science
  • At least 2 years of study remaining
  • U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident

The traineeship is funded by National Science Foundation Award No. 2152117

Benefits to trainees

Trainees will be able to

  • Identify risks to and measures of trustworthiness of data science lifecycles defined as the processes that plan for, acquire, manage, analyze, and infer from data collectively
  • Conduct research to improve trustworthiness of data science lifecycles.
  • Involve domain experts in biological science and bioengineering for data driven decisions from biological data.
  • Learn about applications of data science lifecycles in practice.
  • Recognize ethical issues arising during different stages of data science lifecycles and make ethical decisions.
  • Communicate the knowledge, the research, and the findings to stakeholders.
  • Contribute as effective members of multidisciplinary teams.