Many of our students did internships over Summer 2017 arranged by the PI4 program (some paid from the grant, and some paid by the host). A group of 10 students worked in the “Prepare and Train” group run by Professors Maxim Raginsky and Matus Telgarsky.
- Mary Angelica Gramcko-Tursi, mentored by Dr. Fatima Husain (Dept of Speech & Hearing Science)
- Vaibhav Karve, mentored by Dr. Richard Sowers (Dept of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering)
- Shufan Mao, mentored by Dr. Cynthia Fisher (Psychology Dept)
- Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, mentored by Dr. Carla Cáceres (Dept of Animal Biology)
- Qiang Wu, mentored by Dr. Subhonmesh Bose (Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Stacey Butler, hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
- Michael Livesay, hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
- Joseph Rennie, hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
- Benjamin Fulan, hosted by AbbVie Innovation Center
- Paulina Koutsaki, hosted by AbbVie Innovation Center
- Hao Sun, hosted by Ameren Innovation Center
- Venkata Sravani Vadali, hosted by Ameren Innovation Center
- Lan Wang, hosted by John Deere Technology Innovation Center
- Derrek Yager, hosted by New York City Dept of Transportation
In total, about thirty Mathematics graduate student do internships each summer, hosted locally and nationwide. See the full list here. The PI4 grant has played a key role in catalyzing these internships.
Our P&T group on “Machine Learning: Algorithms and Representations” was mentored by Professors Maxim Raginsky (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Matus Telgarsky (Computer Science). The students focussed on probabilistic and approximation-theoretic aspects of machine learning, with an emphasis on neural networks.