Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Programs

Questions about the summer research experience programs can be directed to Ronald Neath, Director of Undergraduate Research (rcn2112@columbia.edu). 
Department of Statistics Summer Internship Program

Undergraduate students of Columbia College, Barnard College, the School of General Studies, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are invited to apply to the Department of Statistics’ summer internship program.  Students work under the supervision of faculty mentors. The internship provides summer housing and a stipend.
Applicants should send a brief statement of interest and a copy of their transcript to Ms. Dood Kalicharan (dk@stat.columbia.edu) in the Department of Statistics Office by March 1 to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2021.
For summer 2021, the following projects are available.  Please indicate preferred project(s) in your statement of interest.
  • Modeling ranking data using Mallows models
  • Nonparametric graph and kernel-based testing 
  • Applications of optimal transport in statistics 
  • Analysis of dynamics on networks
  • Image analysis for ecological studies
  • Neural data science
Additional Opportunities 
The Public Interest Technology Data Science Corps (PIT-DSC) is accepting applications for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program. The PIT-DSC program, a collaboration between Columbia University and Lehman College, will focus on research questions that have obvious societal impact.
Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in Mathematical Modeling (CSUREMM) is a full-time eight-week program for collaborative undergraduate student summer research experiences in mathematical modeling. The purpose of the summer program is two-fold: to introduce the participants to some of the advanced topics in mathematical modeling and simulation encountered in modern interdisciplinary research, and to allow the participants to propose and develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects under the joint mentorship of Columbia graduate students and faculty.
Another outlet for undergraduate students looking to obtain research experience is the Data Science Institute (DSI) and Data For Good Scholars Program