This year, it will again be hosting 20-30 participants, that come from various backgrounds but all interested in practicing and advancing deep learning.
Why should I apply?
- You will have one whole month at Jeju to focus on a deep learning based project, surrounded by top-class fellow researchers/developers
- You will team up with wonderful mentors, that will help you progress your project
- You will be provided full accommodation support, 1,000 USD stipend, and up to 300 USD support for flights to Jeju
- You will be also provided 1,000 USD worth of Google Cloud credits with access to TPU
How does this work?
- All applicants will suggest a research topic, which will be reviewed and selected by mentors and organizers (See topics from 2017)
- Each participant will work on the topic for one month pre-camp, with support from a mentor
- Each participant will work on the topic for one month on-site, at Jeju
- At the end of the camp, each participant will be expected to release project results as follows:
- Present final results at presentation day of the camp
- Release code implemented in TensorFlow as open source on GitHub
- Upload one technical paper of at least 3 pages uploaded to arXiv
- Last but not least, have fun!!!
- No visa is required for most international visitors to stay up to 30 days
- Jeju is a beautiful island, often referred to as the “Hawaii” in Asia
- Able to stay at Jeju during the full period of the camp
- Obtains strong programming skills with TensorFlow (TF) & deep learning (DL) background
- Willing to work intensively for one month and cooperatively work with mentors
- Willing to produce practical applications of TF/DL and/or research results
How to apply
We are accepting applications through the following form:
Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2018 (UTC) (or precisely 2018-04-30T23:59:59Z).
|2018-04-02 (Mon)||Applications open|
|2018-04-30 (Mon)||Applications closed|
|2018-05-23 (Wed)||Teams announced (email was sent)|
|2018-06-01 (Fri)||Start camp online|
|2018-07-01 (Sun)||Gather at Jeju|
|2018-07-02 (Mon)||Start camp offline|
|2018-07-13 (Fri)||Mid-term conference & presentation|
|2018-07-26,27 (Thu,Fri)||Final presentation day!|
- Can I propose more than one project?
- Sure! Just include both topics in your application.
- Can I apply as a team?
- We value teamwork but are currently seeking for individual participants.
- Can I join the camp with my own money if my proposal is not selected?
- No, because we have limited space, but you may consider applying to the Deep learning summer school and/or hackathon which will have separate application processes.
- Will datasets be provided?
- No, the participant should prepare their own datasets.
- Can we just implement previously existing models, or should we have new ideas?
- It’s okay to just do an implementation of a model, but it is definitely preferred to have an idea to improve that model or build a real-life application using it.
- Am I allowed to bring a partner?
- Unfortunately, we only provide accommodations for the participants. You can book your own accommodations if you wish to stay with your partner during the camp.
- Are there restrictions on licenses of the to-be-released open source code?
- An MIT license is recommended but can be changed with your mentor’s consent.
- Are there restrictions on the authorship of the to-be-released technical paper?
- The paper should include you and your mentor but can be extended with your mentor’s consent.
- How does the mentoring work?
- Most mentors are machine learning and/or deep learning experts, that have a full-time job. This means they will not be on-site most of the time, but are very enthusiatic to help you out! So please actively ask questions and start discussions with them.
- Can I develop on Keras or other ML framework/library?
- You can use Keras including other framework/library that can run on top of TensorFlow.