Jan 08, 2021

Digital Humanities Machine Learning Bootcamp

  • Mehta+ Digital Humanities Machine Learning Bootcamp
  • Remote
Research Opportunity Camp Skill Building Summer Program

Description

Learn AI/machine learning from MIT, Stanford and Ivy League graduates while collaborating on Digital Humanities projects with top U.S. and International academics from University of Bologna (Italy), University of Buffalo SUNY, Northeastern University, Haverford College, and Kenyon College among others. This online collaborative course teaches high school students advanced computer science skills, requiring no prior knowledge, and then pairs them with top University scholars working on humanities projects that require machine learning.  Learn how to apply machine learning to analyze historical trends of language use on Social Media, or recognize 19th century Italian handwriting. This six-week interdisciplinary summer bootcamp provides high school students expertise in academic and industry-crucial programming skills, while providing students with the opportunity to apply those skills to cutting-edge humanities projects.  Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate financial aid.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

13-18

Competitiveness

We recommend applying early to increase your chances of getting a spot in the bootcamp.

Participation Cost

The six-week bootcamp costs 3,000 USD, but financial aid is available. 

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

None, just a willingness to learn and work hard!

Time Commitment

Class will be held every day on the weekends from 9am CST - 1 pm CST. Classes will consist of a combination of lectures that will emphasize the theory and application of AI/machine learning in the humanities as well as group activities. 

Students will be assigned mini assignments almost every day, which they are expected to complete in order to participate in the final project - a digital humanities machine learning research project with one of our partner universities.

In addition to the assignments, students are expected to spend the rest of the day working on their final project, thus making the expected commitment full-time. We do not recommend students partaking in any other major extracurricular activities during the summer.

The camp will conclude with a conference the evening of July 29th at 7pm CST, where students will be presenting their project to parents and distinguished faculty members.

Instructors will hold optional office hours almost every evening and will be available on Slack 24/7 to answer questions that students have.

Application Deadline

May 9 2021, 11:59 PM CST