Academics

2022-2023 | 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 Academics Department is responsible for developing new content as appropriate to keep up with new research and trends.

Junrui (Arielle) Zhang
VP Academics
Arash Ahmadian
Academic Director
Berke Altiparmak
Academic Director
Somin (Mindy) Lee
Academic Director
Jack Naimer
Academic Director
Tiange (Lindy) Zhai
Academic Director

ML Study Group

Welcome to UTMIST’s Machine Learning study group! The primary purpose of the study is to introduce the concept of deep learning to ML beginners. The main content of the Coursera course Introduction to Deep Learning by the University of Colorado Boulder will be covered in the 2022-2023 school year in 12-14 study sessions. By participating in all study sessions, students can earn a UofT-sponsored Coursera certificate and learn deep neural network basics which will well prepare them for later machine learning courses such as APS360, ECE421, etc. This year, all meetings of the study group will be held in person, in which we will present course contents while providing answers to attendees’ questions regarding relevant materials. The main topics include Intro to ML, basics training techniques, MLP, CNN, RNN, LSTM, GRU, Autoencoders, and GAN. If you any have questions feel free to email lindy or Mindy so that the question can be addressed in the coming study session. Students with all levels of experience are welcome! Join us and register here.

Timeline

Date Topic Meeting
2022/09/24 Session 1: Introduction to Deep Learning and Multilayer Perceptron(MLP) Recording
2022/10/08 Session 2: MLP + Backpropagation + Training Recording
2022/10/22 Session 3: Training & Network Optimization (continued) Recording
2022/11/12 Session 4: CNN part 1 Recording
2022/11/19 Session 5: Kaggle competition: Histopathologic Cancer Detection Recording
2022/11/26 Session 6: CNN part 2 Recording
2023/01/14 Session 7: RNNs Recording
2023/01/28 Session 8: LSTM and GRU Recording
2023/02/11 Session 9: Kaggle competition: NLP with Disaster Tweets Recording
2023/02/25 Session 10: Autoencoders Recording
2023/03/11 Session 11: GANs Recording
2023/03/18 Session 12: Kaggle competition: Generative Dog Image Recording

Resources

All resources from our study group, including presentation slides and helpful links, can be found on UTMIST’s GitHub.


Paper Reading Group

Welcome to UTMIST’s paper reading group. The paper reading group is a guided discussion group on machine learning papers. Each session we will break down a complicated machine learning paper into understandable pieces that do not require prior knowledge, so undergraduates are welcome! Our sessions are in-person once a month and are streamed online via zoom. Join us and register here.

Timeline

Papers are chosen at the start of each month, and sessoins will be held on the last Saturday of each month.

Meeting date Topic Paper Meeting Slidedeck Resources
2022/09/24 Convolutional Neural Networks Paper 1: recording slides
2022/11/05 Transformers Paper 2: recording slides
2022/11/26 Graph Neural Networks Paper 3: recording slides
2023/01/28 Paper 4: recording slides
2023/02/25 Paper 5: recording slides
2023/03/25 Paper 6: recording slides

Resources

All resources from our study group, including presentation slides and helpful links, can be found on UTMIST’s Github.

If you have suggestions for the next paper to read, or any suggestions at all, please reach out to us on Discord!


Project Workshop

Want to get a hands-on experience on “the last invention that humanity will ever need to make”? UTMIST will hold project workshops, where you can code along with the instructor and make unique projects — a chance to expand your knowledge and your network with like-minded people. Whether you are a complete beginner or a strong ML enthusiast, UTMIST project workshops are perfect for you if you are determined to be along those that bring a change to the world through the ability of computational power. Our sessions are in-person once a month and are streamed online via zoom. Join us and register here.

Timeline

Date Topic Meeting
2022/09/24 Session 1: Facial Expression Recognition with PyTorch Recording
2022/10/15 Session 2: NA Recording
2022/11/19 Session 3: Kaggle competition: Histopathologic Cancer Detection Recording
2022/01/21 Session 4: Recording
2022/02/11 Session 5: Kaggle competition: NLP with Disaster Tweets Recording
2022/03/18 Session 6: Kaggle competition: Generative Dog Image Recording

Resources

All resources from our study group, including presentation slides and helpful links, can be found on UTMIST’s GitHub.

Open Positions

We currently don’t have Academics openings. Check back later!

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