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Data Science & AI Industry Affiliates

Strengthening relationships between industry and Duke

Join Duke University in developing the next generation of leaders equipped to apply data science and artificial intelligence (AI) across industries.

Become a Duke Data Science & AI Industry Affiliate:

  • All interested organizations—large or small—are eligible to apply
  • Affiliates benefit from close relationships with Duke's outstanding data science, machine learning and AI faculty, and some of the brightest young minds in the world
  • You'll work with faculty to develop hands-on student practicum projects on topics important to your organization

Become an Affiliate

Benefits for Affiliates

+ Work With Students on a Project Important to You 
Conduct an annual student practicum project shaped mutually with a Duke project leader

+ Engage With and Recruit the Next Generation of Data Science and AI Talent 
Duke students who share your interests in applying data science and AI to solve problems

+ Complimentary Priority Access to TechConnect 
Network with students at these twice-yearly Engineering & Computer Science recruiting events

+ Attend Affiliates Day at Duke 
Attend an affiliates-only day of faculty lectures, students presentations and networking

+ 15% Discount on Professional Education 
For all your employees on Duke Engineering's professional education offerings

+ Get Connected 
To a Duke point of contact, who will connect you with relevant education, research, recruiting and advisory opportunities across Duke

Data Science and AI at Duke

  • #1 in U.S. faculty research productivity in computer engineering—Academic Analytics (v.2020)
  • #6 university in the U.S. and #8 worldwide in AI/machine learning research—NeurIPS 2017 Publication Index
  • Top 20 U.S. graduate computer engineering programU.S. News & World Report

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Practicum Opportunities

Affiliates engage in one or more annual student practicum experiences via any of the following Duke programs:

Become a Duke Industry Affiliate


  • Be an organization actively using data science, machine learning or artificial intelligence, or, be one interested in getting started with these technologies to solve problems
  • Be committed to working with Duke to shape the next generation of data science and AI leaders
  • Provide financial sponsorship of a student practicum project program annually—We offer different levels of membership depending on your organization’s needs and circumstances (i.e., size, nonprofit status, etc.)

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For applicants, there are no limits on the type or size of an affiliated organization. Firms and organizations of all sizes—for-profit and nonprofit—are invited to apply.

Click below to contact us. Learn more about the program, membership tiers and financial support opportunities:

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Program Contacts

Jon Reifschneider

Jon Reifschneider

Director, Master of Engineering in AI for Product Innovation

Kirsten Shaw

Kirsten Shaw

Director, Corporate & Industry Relations
Pratt School of Engineering