Spring 2023 Information Sessions – Jan 19th and Jan 20th

It is our pleasure to invite you to our Informatics Skunkworks Information Sessions on Thursday January 19th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) building, room 221. 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.

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 the Spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Afflerbach (bafflerbach@wisc.edu) directly.

In addition to the Thursday meeting time we will also be hosting a virtual version of the meeting via Zoom on Friday January 20th, from 12:00-1:00 pm to facilitate anyone that isn’t able to make the in-person meeting.

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