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Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:11:53 +0000
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Hello CSc majors,
If you are looking for a summer research opportunity, please consider applying for the REU below:


Subject: Supported Undergraduate Positions on Summer Research Teams

The ETS (École de technologie supérieure) in Montreal, Canada is hosting the Sixth Frederick Jelinek Memorial Summer Workshop (<>). We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 24 to August 3, 2019.

The 8-week workshop provides an intense intellectual environment.  Undergraduates work closely alongside senior researchers as part of a multi-university research team, which has been assembled for the summer to attack some problem of current interest.

The teams and topics for summer 2019 include:
* Speaker Detection in Adverse Scenarios with a Single Microphone
* Distant supervision for representation learning in speech and handwriting
* Improving Translation of Informal Language
* Using Cooperative Ad-hoc Microphone Arrays for ASR
* Neural Polysynthetic Language Modeling

We hope that this stimulating and selective experience will encourage students to pursue graduate study in human language technology, as it has been doing for many years.

The summer workshop provides:
* An opportunity to explore an exciting new area of research
* A two-week tutorial on current speech and language technology
* Mentoring by experienced researchers
* Participation in project planning activities
* Use of cloud computing services
* A $5,600 stipend and $2,500 towards per diem expenses
* Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop
* Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue

Applicants apply via a form on the workshop’s page (<>). Applications should be received by Friday, March 15th, 2019. The applicant must provide the name and contact information of a faculty nominator, who will be asked to upload a recommendation letter by March 23, 2019. Please note that the application will not be considered complete until it includes both the C.V. and the letter.