Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:30 a.m. through Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
Virtual meeting - RSVP online
During each session, the graduate staff will review:
- Requirements (general)
- Prerequisite requirements
- What makes a strong applicant
- Common questions
- Questions from attendees
Students considering the following programs should attend:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:59 p.m. through Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
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:
- CSE student application (Computer Science B.S. & Data Science B.S. programs)
- CLA student application (Computer Science B.A. programs)
All applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email within three weeks of the application deadline.
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 9 a.m. through Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11 a.m.
University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center in the Beacon Room on the second floor
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.
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Friday, May 6, 2022, Noon through Friday, May 6, 2022, 1 p.m.
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"
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.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2022, 9 a.m. through Friday, April 29, 2022, 11 a.m.
University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center Beacon Room on the second floor
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
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