CV/ML Graduate School Prep Workshop

A Workshop for Students Considering Graduate School in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

We hope to repeat this workshop in Spring 2022. Thank you to everyone who made this April 2021 workshop a success!
If you are part of an organization encouraging URM undergrads to continue on to graduate school in STEM, please let us know.

Are you an undergraduate considering graduate school in Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, AR/VR? Are you in a historically underrepresented group for these fields (“URM”)? This 2-day, online workshop will interest you.

  • Learn more about computer vision and machine learning through lectures and projects
  • Work with graduate students in the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Hear from UW CSE Graduate Advisors about available resources throughout the application process, and how to improve your graduate school applications
  • Organized by the UW Reality Lab and UW CSE’s Graduate Student Services

Applications Closed

About the Workshop

An online, 2-day Workshop and Seminar designed to encourage undergraduate students - particularly those from underrepresented minority groups - to consider and successfully apply to graduate schools in computer science. Participants will hear presentations on computer vision and machine learning, and be led through small-group exercises in these topics by current graduate students from UW CSE. There will be presentations on current graduate-level research by UW graduate students, and presentations on the graduate school application processes and resources, by staff from UW CSE Graduate Student Services.

Workshop Dates

The workshop spans 2 days: April 10th 10AM-3PM PDT, and April 11th 9AM-3:30PM PDT, 2021

Who Should Apply?

This workshop is for undergraduate students interested in graduate school in computer science, computer vision, and machine learning. Any undergraduate student interested in a graduate degree in computer science is eligible. Target groups for this workshop are historically underrepresented groups in STEM (such as African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, women, and students with disabilities) and people who have shown a commitment to working with and promoting the education of these groups.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Applications closed


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Workshop Schedule

Saturday Morning

  • Introductions and Overview of the UW Reality Lab
  • Presentations on current research by graduate students
  • Lecture on Computer Vision and Deep Learning Technologies

Saturday Afternoon

  • Presentation on UW resources for URM students in graduate studies
  • Divide into groups for graduate mentor introductions and computer vision exercises
  • Begin computer vision group projects

Sunday Morning

  • Presentations on current research by graduate students
  • Continue group project work
  • Group project presentations

Sunday Afternoon

  • Presentation on graduate school application process
  • Q&A Panel with graduate students from UW CSE
  • Workshop wrap-up and how to stay engaged with the UW Reality Lab