Past events

Graduate Programs Online Information Session

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During each session, the graduate staff will review:

  • Requirements (general)
  • Applying
  • Prerequisite requirements
  • What makes a strong applicant
  • Funding
  • Resources
  • Common questions
  • Questions from attendees

Students considering the following programs should attend:

University closed

The University of Minnesota will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Application deadline for computer science major

The application deadline for the computer science and data science majors is May 25.

Students typically apply to a major while enrolled in fall semester courses during their sophomore year (third semester).

Submit your application at the appropriate link below:

All applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email within three weeks of the application deadline.
 

2022 CSE Undergraduate Commencement

Visit CSE Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for more information!

Department of Computer Science & Engineering Undergraduate Student Graduation Event

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In addition to celebrating you at the 2022 commencements in CLA and CSE, our department will be hosting a department-specific graduation event to celebrate our graduating students, and you are invited! This event will be held on Thursday, May 12th, from 9:00 am -  11:00 am (remarks from the department will begin at 10:00) at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center in the Beacon Room on the second floor.

Please RSVP for this event if you graduated recently, or you will graduate soon. Even if you are not able or planning to attend the event, you are still welcome to submit the RSVP form as a graduating student.

Caps and gowns are optional for our departmental event. However, we recommend dressing professionally if you plan on attending without a cap and gown. Masking is strongly recommended for the event but is no longer required. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

Other helpful links:

CLA Commencement Information

CSE Commencement Information

UMN Bookstore Graduation Link

International Student: Inviting Family

End of spring semester

The last day of the spring 2022 semester is Wednesday, May 11.

View the full academic schedule on One Stop.
 

Minnesota Natural Language Processing Seminar Series: Yoon Kim

The Minnesota Natural Language Processing (NLP) Seminar is a venue for faculty, postdocs, students, and anyone else interested in theoretical, computational, and human-centric aspects of natural language processing to exchange ideas and foster collaboration. The talks are every other Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. during the Spring 2022 semester.

This week's speaker, Yoon Kim (MIT), will be giving a talk titled "Efficient Transfer Learning with Large Language Models"

Abstract 

Transfer learning with large pretrained language models is the dominant paradigm in natural language processing. With moderately-sized models (e.g., BERT), transfer learning involves full finetuning to obtain a task-specific model with its own parameters for each task, which makes the approach hard to scale to storage-constrained scenarios. With larger models (e.g., GPT-3), the model is adapted to each task via natural language prompts and thus the pretrained parameters remain fixed. However, few-shot learning capabilities via prompting emerge only when model sizes are large enough, and thus inference remains expensive. This talk explores two approaches for improving the memory- and inference-efficiency of large language models within the transfer learning paradigm. For finetuned models, we show that only a small subset of the model parameters (0.5%) need to be updated to match the performance of fully-finetuned models. For prompted models, we show that co-training (wherein two models are trained on confidently-labeled outputs from each other) can produce much smaller models that outperform the original prompted model.

Biography

Yoon Kim is an assistant professor at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University, where he was advised by Alexander Rush.

Final exams begin

Final exams for spring 2022 will be held between Thursday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 11.

Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4 are study days.

View the full academic schedule on One Stop.
 

Last day of instruction

The last day of instruction for the spring 2022 semester is Monday, May 2.

View the full academic schedule on One Stop.
 

Department of Computer Science & Engineering Graduate Student Graduation Event

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Our Graduate Student Graduation Celebration event will be held Friday, April 29th from 9:00 - 11:00 (remarks from the department at 10:00 am) held in the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center Beacon Room on the second floor. Please RSVP as soon as possible. You’re invited if you’re a graduate of our Computer Science, Data Science, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate program between Summer 2021 through Fall 2022. 

Caps and gowns are optional for our departmental event. We recommend dressing nicely if you plan on attending without a cap and gown. Masking is strongly recommended for the event but is no longer required. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

Note this is not the commencement ceremony this is a social gathering for graduates of CS&E programs only. The commencement ceremony will be at 12 pm in Mariucci the same day.

ASE Graduate Commencement Ceremony

ASE Graduate Commencement for 2022 is also Friday, April 29th starting at noon located at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Information detailing the Graduate Commencement event

Other helpful links:

UMN Bookstore Graduation Link

International Student: Inviting Family