The UF Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is hosting two workshops, designed especially for international students. ECE Chair Dr. John Harris will meet with all the students and discuss future MS and PhD opportunities with the department and university. These workshops are perfect for students interested in the U.S. educational environment. The workshops aim to help international students to gain theoretical knowledge, develop their practical skills, and increase their knowledge of American culture.
All students who satisfactorily complete the program will receive a certificate from the ECE Department.
The workshops consist of three weeks of faculty lectures (8 hours per week), hands-on practical sessions, faculty-student interaction, and feedback sessions for a total of 8 hours per week. Students will also have the chance to visit nearby attractions and cities, such as Disney World and Universal Studios.
Deep Learning Workshop
July 22—Aug 9
- Dr. Alina Zare, Associate Professor
- Dr. John Harris, Professor and Chair
Deep Learning is currently the most popular and most powerful machine learning technique. The workshop will include Python-based programing assignments and a final project. Overall, the workshop will meet the requirements for hands-on competency in the practice of advanced Computer Science/Electrical Engineering skills and academic writing courses in the engineering field.
- Dr. Eric Schwartz, Master Lecturer, Director of Machine Intelligence Laboratory
- Dr. Carl Crane, Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR)
The workshop is an intense, hands-on introduction to robotics design and development. Overall, the workshop will meet the requirements for hands-on competency in the practice of advanced Computer Science/Electrical Engineering skills and academic writing courses in the engineering field.
The faculty lectures and robot seminars will be held at the hotel’s conference center. Each student will work on their own functioning robot platform which will be provided by the workshop. Students will take the robot home with them at the conclusion of the workshop. There will be a two-hour discussion every afternoon supervised by five teaching assistants and a faculty member, resulting in a ratio of 10 students per workshop staff member. A detailed daily schedule will be available. Students are expected to study some materials in advance of the workshop.
During the program, students will be housed in the 3-star hotel assigned by the University of Florida. High-speed Internet access is available in each room and breakfast is included for each student. Students will have access to on-campus dining options and there are numerous outside restaurants.
Yunxi Qu will help the students plan their transportation to and from Orlando or Gainesville, including bus arrangements to the hotel in Gainesville. At orientation, students will be given a 1-month bus pass that gives them unlimited access to all Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) buses for the duration of the program.
During the program, students’ health insurance is provided.
Program Management and Admission
Participants’ main contact person is Yunxi Qu. She will serve as the program manager and is responsible for student recruitment. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or yunxi06050720 on WeChat. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact her.
Students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum GPA of 2.8
- Basic skills in English
- Major in Engineering, Automation, Controls, Computer Science or related field
Students who do not meet the requirements will need to contact Yunxi Qu.
Please contact Yunxi Qu for application process, costs and other details.