Academics & Research

2021-2022 | 2020-2021 | 2019-2020

As the founding mission of UTMIST, academic events and projects have been incredibly important in supporting our undergraduate students in the academic/research careers. In the past, UTMIST has also produced educational videos in the MIST101/102 courses, and the Department is responsible for developing new content as appropriate to keep up with new research and trends.

Theodore (Theo) Wu
VP Academics
Sicong (Sheldon) Huang
VP Research
Qi Yang (Yolanda) Chen
Student Advisor
Yvonne Yang
Student Advisor

Projects at UTMIST are self-directed experiences for students to be exposed to academic research and develop relevant skills for a career and graduate school. Directors will recruit and lead their own team of developers to work on a research project in analysis, reproduction, or exploration in machine intelligence. More advanced teams are encouraged to pursue publication in journals, conferences, or workshops. Students working on these teams will also have opportunities to network with graduate students and professors.


Automated Machine Learning Group (AutoMLG)

The Automated Machine Learning Group (AutoMLG) is an independent undergraduate research group affiliated with UTMIST that explores the growing deep learning subfield of automated machine learning (AutoML). In the past, we have conducted a study of neural architecture search (NAS) and developed techniques to evaluate the robustness of certain NAS algorithms. As part of the group, you will join us in developing ideas, implementing designs, and/or carrying out experiments towards publication.

Rohan Jain
Assistant Director
Nayan Saxena
Assistant Director
Robert (Rupert) Wu
Director
Michael Karras
Researcher
Aditya Mehrotra
Researcher
Guang Lei (Gabriel) Zhou
Researcher

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/dZMrQqBwzG

AudioTech Refiner

Yixuan (Richard) Xu
Director
James Liang
Researcher
Steven Luo
Researcher

ECG Analysis Using Deep CNNs

Yan Zhu
Director
Ellina Zhang
Developer
Haani Ahmed
Researcher
Maanas Arora
Researcher

Employee Attrition Factors Prediction

Maliha Lodi
Co-Director
Afnan Rahman
Co-Director
Kevin Qu
Researcher
Omer Raza Khan
Researcher
Yi Nan (Yinan) Zhao
Researcher
Matthew Zhu
Researcher

Open Positions

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Project Director, Research

Projects at UTMIST are self-directed experiences for students to be exposed to academic research and develop relevant skills for a career and graduate school. Directors will recruit and lead their own team of developers to work on a research project in analysis, reproduction, or exploration in machine intelligence. More advanced teams are encouraged to pursue publication in journals, conferences, or workshops. Students working on these teams will also have opportunities to network with graduate students and professors.

  • Requirements: We are looking for a strong academic record and/or exceptional research experience in ML, as we only work with a small number of academic projects each year. You will have probably completed at least one course related to machine intelligence and can comprehend academic papers and articles. Experience in project planning and teamwork is a plus. Candidates should submit a project proposal and be prepared for a technical interview consisting of theory and coding problems. See our past projects, past year, and Guide on Leading a Project for more information. Graduate students, especially those with compute and capacity to lead a team including some undergraduate students, are preferred and encouraged to apply.
  • Instructions: Recruitment form. Please submit your proposal in the form.
  • Application Due: Wednesday, August 10, 2022