The UNLV College of Engineering is hosting its first-ever Google exploreCSR workshop May 25-26.
The two-day workshop, led by UNLV computer science professor Beiyu Lin, aims to inspire and empower students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, to pursue computing research and graduate studies. Participants will explore topics such as data mining and artificial intelligence, distributed databases, and pervasive computing and health care.
The workshop will feature experiential projects, lab demos and peer-mentoring sessions. Participants will also be paired with Google research scientists throughout the experience, as well as mentors from the UNLV College of Engineering, and other universities.
Applications are due Thursday, May 11. There is no cost to attend.
The workshop is open to undergraduate UNLV students, including graduating seniors. No prior research experience is necessary, but experience in computer science, calculus, linear algebra and probability are helpful.
The workshop is funded through a Google exploreCSR award. Since 2018, the awards have supported institutions to design and host research-focused workshops during the academic year that expose new students, retain existing students, and build community in computing research.