Fall 2022 Information Session – September 8th

It is our pleasure to invite you to our Informatics Skunkworks Information Session on Thursday Sept. 8th, 5:30-6:30pm, in Engineering Hall, Room 1610. Machines that “think” are transforming our world by mastering tasks once thought to be restricted to humans, from displacing the champions of chess, go, and Jeopardy to translating millions of pages of text to driving a car.  Imagine what these thinking machines might do for science and engineering!  The Informatics Skunkworks is a primarily undergraduate group dedicated to realizing the potential of machine learning and informatics for science and engineering. The meeting will provide an overview of the Skunkworks and recent activities, a chance to ask questions, and free pizza!

If you are interested in research projects in this area please come and learn more. No background is required. If you are already active in the Skunkworks please come to talk to possible new participants and get an update on plans. For more information, please contact Ben Afflerbach (bafflerbach@wisc.edu) directly.

In addition to the Thursday meeting time we will also be hosting virtual drop-in Q/A sessions via Zoom the following week Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to noon to help answer any questions that didn’t get covered during the group meeting, give a chance to meet for anyone that couldn’t make it Thursday, and help find projects for new students joining the Skunkworks for the first time.

Finally, please join us on Slack where we’ll be posting updates on Skunkworks community events this Fall, opportunities for fellowships and other funding opportunities, new project announcements, and helping each other work through research challenges.