Big data systems sit in the critical path of everything we do, i.e., in businesses, in sciences, as well as in everyday life. The lab's courses offer a comprehensive introduction to modern data systems, and a research-oriented roadmap towards building systems that "scale up" and "scale out".
So far nine undergraduate DASlab teams have made it to the finals of the ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Competition. We won the first place in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2020, we won both the first and the second place.
If you are a Harvard undergrad interested in research with DASlab, taking CS165 and CS265 is the first step.