2009 Undergraduate Selection Guidelines

The Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University is seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to participate in a summer workshop on language engineering from June 8th to July 31st, 2009

No limitation is placed on the undergraduate major. Only enthusiasm for research, relevant skills, past academic and employment record, and the strength of letters of recommendation will be considered. Students of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, etc. may apply. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The workshop is open to both US and international students.

  • An opportunity to explore an exciting new area of research.
  • A two-week tutorial on speech and language technology.
  • Mentoring by an experienced researcher.
  • Use of a computer workstation throughout the workshop.
  • A $5000 stipend and $2520 towards per diem expenses.
  • Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop.
  • Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue.
  • Participation in project planning activities.

The eight-week workshop provides a vigorously stimulating and enriching intellectual environment and we hope it will encourage students to eventually pursue graduate study in the field of human language technologies.

The 2009 Workshop Teams

Selection Criteria

Four to eight undergraduate students will be selected for next summer’s workshop. It is expected that they will be members of the current junior class. Applicants must be proficient in computer usage, including either C, C++, Perl or Python programming and have exposure to basic probability or statistics. Knowledge of the following will be considered, but is not a prerequisite: Linguistics, Speech Communication, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Digital Signal Processing, Signals and Systems, Linear Algebra, Data Structures, Foreign Languages, or MatLab or similar software. .

Equal Opportunity Policy

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Questions regarding access to programs following Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 should be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity, 205 Garland Hall, (410) 516-8075.

Policy on the Reserve Officer Training Corps

Present Department of Defense policy governing participation in university-based ROTC programs discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. Such discrimination is inconsistent with the Johns Hopkins University non-discrimination policy. Because ROTC is a valuable component of the University that provides an opportunity for many students to afford a Hopkins education, to train for a career and to become positive forces in the military, the University, after careful study, has decided to continue the ROTC program and to encourage a change in federal policy that brings it into conformity with the University’s policy.

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