Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interested in a Summer Undergraduate Internship with TerraSwarm?

STARnet recently announced their Undergraduate Internship Program, designed to provide undergrads with valuable research experience, mentoring, and contact with Semiconductor industry experts.  The internships are open to Computer Science & Engineering students  at the end of their third or fourth year of bachelor studies.  Students applying should have an interest in a field of study related to the Semiconductor Industry and must be a US citizen.  

This program is distinguished from others in several ways: 
  • University-level funding will provide on-campus program managers to assist students.
  • The STARnet network, comprised of 39 universities in 23 states, will allow students to participate in summer exchange programs. (see map of participating universities)
  • Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops and other activities aimed at informing them about graduate school programs available and the application process.
To learn more about this internship program or to get more specific application requirements, go to:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Professor Carlos Guestrin talks about the new 'Big Data' Ph.D. track at UW

Carlos Guestrin, a TerraSwarm faculty member and a professor of Machine Learning, was interviewed for an article written March 5, 2014 about the new 'Big Data' Ph.D. track being offered at the University of Washington.  The five departments participating in the track include computer science and engineering, statistics, astronomy, oceanography, and chemical engineering. Students in the program will take courses in data management, data visualization, statistics, and machine learning, as well as the degree requirements laid out by their home department.
According to Guestrin, the amount of data being generated today has resulted in a growing demand for data scientists in all fields. He's quoted in the article: 
"Data scientists are integral in everything from Netflix’s individualized movie recommendations to the growing field of personalized medicine. It’s about creating better services and systems that can learn and understand our desires.”
To read the entire article, go to "UW Offers New Big Data Ph.D. Track":