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Juniors: Summer Research opportunity at Johns Hopkins JSALT

Undergraduate Spots on Supported Summer Research Teams

The Johns Hopkins Center for Speech and Language Processing is hosting the 2016 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Speech and Language Technology (JSALT).

"We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 13 to August 5, 2016," organizers said. "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 8-week workshop provides an intense intellectual environment.  Undergraduates work closely alongside more 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 2016 include:
* Detecting Risk and Protective Factors of Mental Health using Social Media Linked with Electronic Health Records
* Remote Monitoring of Neurodegeneration through Speech
* Building Speech Recognition System from Untranscribed Data

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 $5,500 stipend and $2,240 towards per diem expenses
* Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop
* Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue

Applications should be received by TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016. The applicant must provide name and contact information of a faculty nominator, who will be asked to upload a recommendation by March 22, 2016.
Apply online here:
Questions can be directed to Prof. Philipp Koehn <>.
Applicants are evaluated only on relevant skills, employment experience, past academic record, and the strength of letters of recommendation.  No limitation is placed on the undergraduate major.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.