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HPE DSI Student Labs

Research Opportunities for Students

HPE Data Science Institute Student Labs provide opportunities for (primarily) undergraduate students to participate in research opportunities with external stakeholders that are supervised by a UH faculty member or a qualified employee at the external organization. The student’s salary is paid by the Institute in exchange for providing the opportunity and mentoring of the student by either UH faculty or the external organization. The HPE Data Science Institute assists in the recruiting of the student.

UH faculty or external organizations should contact Claudia Neuhauser, Ph.D., Director of the HPE Data Science Institute ( if interested in sponsoring a student.


  • Student must be a full-time student at UH and eligible to work
  • Student must participate in a regular meeting with Institute staff in addition to the research project
  • Most opportunities are for undergraduate students only
  • The opportunity is either part of a UH faculty member’s research or is part of a separate agreement between UH and the external organization
  • The opportunity must have a clearly identified mentor either at UH or at the external organization
  • The opportunity must have a significant data science/statistics component and a statement of work that clearly describes the goals of the project and the benefits/learning experiences for the student

Benefit to the Student

  • Paid experience ($12/hour for up to 20 hours per week during the semester and up to 40 hours per week during the summer contingent on eligibility to work)
  • Mentored experience at an external organization, such as industry, business, government or non-profit organization