The Humor Genome Project is a student-centered research program whose goal is to develop a quantitative model of humor, directed by Lew Lefton, and Pete Ludovice, Georgia Tech researchers by day and stand-up/improvisational comedians by night. Begun in Spring 2013 the project applies data analytics, semantics modeling, and data collection methods to advance toward the project’s goal. Student participation occurs through the Humor Genome Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) class at Georgia Tech. Students may take this course for one or two credit hours per semester.