<run>:\the\world Machine Learning Virtual Summer Camp

Have you ever wondered:
How does Netflix know what movies you like?
How does your phone know what to suggest in your next text?
How do professional sports teams draft players with statistics?

Join us at camp to learn about the answers to questions like these and more!

  • Use the Python programming language to analyze social networks and data that can be found around us on a daily basis.
  • Apply machine learning algorithms to projects of your choice.
  • Meet a new guest speaker every day! Hear how machine learning methods are used by local companies and how their work makes a difference in the world.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other high school students who share the same interests, and learn cool programming and math techniques that make a difference in the world. 


Volunteers: People and corporations interested in volunteering at the camp should contact Gary Hatfield at garyh@umn.edu or Robin Dixon at rdixon@umn.edu. Volunteer opportunities include supporting camper teams while they work on their projects and attending their presentations.  Volunteers must have experience explaining technical machine learning concepts to lay audiences and must have a track record of engaging young populations in interactive educational content.

The School of Mathematics and the School of Statistics collaborate to bring high school students this exciting summer camp.

This camp is made possible by the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the generous donation from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and The Travelers Companies.

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