STATISTICS INTERNSHIP: CLASSIFICATION AND SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES

Program Overview

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.

Ages:

For High School Teachers and Students

Date:

July 11 – 15, 2016

Location:

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Stipend:

$1500 for students and $2500 for teachers

How Do I Apply?

Applications will go live in January 2016

Contact:

Jason Painter