STATISTICS INTERNSHIP: CLASSIFICATION AND SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES
Participate in a one-of-a-kind PAID Statistics Internship (3 teachers and 2 students will be selected) with Dr. Yichao Wu. During the internship you will be engaged in activities related to R (http://www.r-project.org/) and Support Vector Machines (http://www.svms.org/tutorials/Hearst-etal1998.pdf). You will learn about classification, which is the problem of predicting which of a set of categories a future observation belongs to, based on a training set of observations with their category membership known. Our everyday life is full of classification examples: doctors make cancer prediction after conducting diagnosis tests; an email filter tries to discriminate between spam and non-spam emails based on keywords. Finally, you will tour some local research organizations and work on assignments based on codes you develop.
For High School Teachers and Students
July 11 – 15, 2016
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
$1500 for students and $2500 for teachers
How Do I Apply?
Applications will go live in January 2016