Summer School of Machine Learning,
July 14th - 23rd, 2016

Updates

Friday, June 10
All candidates who completed the second phase of the selection process (homework) have been notified via e-mail about selection results. In case you didn’t receive the e-mail, please contact us at psiml@microsoft.com. Thank you all for applying.

Tuesday, May 31
Homework assignments phase is complete. We are doing our best to validate your work. Final results will be published during the next week. Stay tuned, more to follow.

Monday, May 23
Homework formulation updated with frequently asked questions.

Friday, May 20
Homework assignements have been sent out. Everyone who replied to the email with subject "PSIML 2016: Next phase" should have received the homework. In case you are missing the homework email, please check your spam/junk folder before reaching out to us at psiml@microsoft.com. In case you have missed the original email on your application decision, please reach out to us in timely manner.

Wednesday, May 18
Application screening is complete, we would like to use this opportunity to thank you all for applying to the Petnica Summer School of Machine Learning 2016. We received over 300 applications, so we had a very hard time defining the next phase of the selection process and selecting candidates.
The next phase in the application process is homework assignment that will evaluate your coding skills. Please understand as the school is about hands on experience with Machine Learning we have to make sure selected candidates are experienced coders.
All applicants have been informed on the application decision via email. Please check your inbox (and your spam/junk folder) to find out if you are selected for the homework assignment. You should receive an email either way. If you can't find the email in your inbox, please let us know as soon as possible at psiml@microsoft.com

Sunday, May 15
Application period is closed, everyone applied during this period is taken in consideration as a candidate for the summer school. The application screening process has started. You will be notified about the outcome on May 17th. Selected applicants will be asked to do a homework (aiming for 3rd week of May) designed to help us in making the final candidate list.

Saturday, May 14
Application for the summer school is re-open for late requests. Please, fill in the application form until 23:59 CEST.

Wednesday, May 11
We have received many late (past May 4th) requests, since people were absent during the last holiday period. We will re-open a window for applications on Saturday, May 14th, from 00:00 to 23:59 CEST. If you have missed the deadline but wanted to apply, this might be your chance.

Tuesday, May 10th
The application screening process has started. You will be notified about the outcome on May 17th. Selected applicants will be asked to do a homework (aiming for 3rd week of May) designed to help us in making the final candidate list. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, April 12th
Applications are now open! And they will be until May 4th.

About

Petnica Science Center and Microsoft Development Center Serbia cordially invite interested university students to apply to participate in the summer school, "Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition", which will be held from July 14th to 23rd, 2016, in Petnica, Serbia.

The aim: During the summer school, lecturers from Microsoft Development Center Serbia will share their extensive experience and knowledge of working on Machine Learning. All day courses will involve theoretical and practical work, during which the participants will work on project tasks along with experts in these areas with the aim of improving knowledge in mentioned areas.

For whom: The summer school is open for students of technical/mathematical disciplines, especially final year undergrad students or graduate students. Do note that some prior math/programming knowledge is desirable and will be considered a plus.

By whom: Lectures will be given by Microsoft Development Center Serbia employees who are working on Machine Learning related projects and Petnica Science Center (PSC) associates.

Topics

  • Machine Learning Basics
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Random Classification/Regression Forests
  • Stay tuned for more...