Data Science South Korea / US Global Lab

The Data Science South Korea/US (DSKUS) Global Lab is a cross-national project between Hanyang University in Seoul,  DePaul University, and the Indiana University. With the support of the U.S. Embassy in South Korea, a selected group of students from the three universities will collaborate virtually to solve unique data science challenges with real-world implications. As part of the program, DePaul students will receive a scholarship of $1500 and will travel to Seoul to meet face-to-face with their team members and to interact with industry leaders in data science and AI in South Korea. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the program.


Twenty students from both countries will work from March 1, 2022 to June 18th, 2022 on exciting data science projects tackling international policy challenges of interest to both countries.

The five global teams will include two students from South Korea and two students from DePaul University or Indiana University, who will meet remotely via Zoom on a weekly basis to discuss the project.  Faculty members from the three universities will serve as mentors and oversee the work conducted by the teams.  

Students will have the opportunity to meet in person in late March when DePaul students will travel to Seoul and in May when the South Korean students will visit Chicago for a week. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the program. 


We are inviting CDM graduate students to apply for the first ever Data Science South Korea/US (DSKUS) Global Lab. If selected, you will be part of the first cohort of students who will work on exciting cross-national projects between Hanyang University in Seoul and DePaul in Chicago. You will work in a team with one other student from DePaul and two students from Hanyang University from March 1, 2022, to June 18th, 2022, and receive a scholarship of $1,500. Students will have the opportunity to travel to Seoul during the 2022 Spring break, with travel and accommodation expenses paid by the program.  

Students must enroll in a 4 credit hour independent study course and commit to participating in the program activities for the complete period of the program.

Who is eligible

CDM graduate students pursuing a MS degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science with a Data Science focus are invited to apply. The ideal candidates will have familiarity with data science and machine learning methods and have taken at least 4 courses in data science.

Information session

Interested students and strongly encouraged to participate in the onlineprogram info session on November 9th, 2021 at 5pm (CST). Select this link to join the Zoom meeting: Zoom link.

How to Apply

Applications are available and can be submitted via this link. Note you will be asked to submit a recent transcript and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, speaking to your class performance and experience with data science.


Applications must be submitted online by November 25, 2021. Only completed applications will be considered. The selected students will be notified by December 10, 2021

For more information contact:

At DePaul University At Hanyang University
Prof. Raffaella Settimi, PhD
Associate Dean
College of Computing and Digital Media
Prof. Casey Bennett, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Data Science