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CS Summer Research Program Lunch and Learn: Grad School 101 & Career Paths with MS or PhD

Event Type
Illinois Computer Science
Hybrid (In-person at Siebel Center, room 2405 and online at zoom link)
Jul 5, 2023   12:00 - 1:00 pm  

Grad School 101

This session will include information about graduate school from both the student and faculty perspectiveIt will address questions such as: What is grad school like? How is it different from undergrad? How do you pay for it? Is it for everyone? Masters vs. PhD--what do these degrees do for you? Do you need to put your life on hold when you are in grad school? What are some of the best things about grad school?


Saurabh Gupta 

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh works on computer vision, robotics and machine learning. He is interested in building agents that can intelligently interact with the physical world around them. He currently focusing on two aspects: a) choice and design of representations that enable such interaction, and b) what and how to learn from active interaction. Some example problems that we are tackling include: building spatio-semantic and topological representations for visual navigation, skill discovery, learning for and from videos, and active visual learning

Yongjoo Park

Yongjoo Park

Yongjoo Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, he is part of Data and Information Systems (DAIS) Research Lab. Also, Yongjoo is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Keebo, Inc., a start-up company he co-founded based on his Ph.D. research. Yongjoo's research interest is in building intelligent data-intensive systems using statistical and Artificial Intelligence techniques. Yongjoo obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017. His dissertation received the 2018 SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation runner-up award.

Recording Part 1
Recording Part 2

link for robots only