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Principia announcement on webpage of Princeton’s Office of Undergraduate Research:

Grad school info session, Friday, May 9

What: info session on applying to graduate schools.
Where: Fine common room
When: Friday 5/9, 3:30pm (a.k.a. tea time!)
Seniors: If you can make it, please let me know! We will are mainly be sharing our experiences with the application process.
Non-seniors: If you’re interested at all in applying to graduate school, you should come and learn from our experiences. Bring questions!


Undergraduate Colloquium, Wednesday April 23

When: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, April 23
Where: Fine 214
Who: Prof. Schapire, who is a professor in the department of Computer Science and specializes in theoretical and applied machine learning.
Title: How to Play Repeated Games

This talk will describe a simple, general algorithm for learning to play any matrix game against an unknown adversary.  The algorithm can be shown never to perform much worse than the best fixed strategy, even if selected in hindsight.  Moreover, because of the algorithm's moderate resource requirements, it can be used even when working with extremely large game matrices.  Taken together, these properties make the algorithm a good fit for a range of machine-learning applications, some of which will be discussed, for instance, to the problem of learning to imitate the behavior of an "expert" while attempting simultaneously to improve on the expert's performance.

REU info session, Wednesday 1/22

(Email from Zhaonan)

For those of you who are interested in participating in an REU this summer, there will be some students who have done REUs before at the math departments’ afternoon tea time to share their experiences. The time and location are:

Wednesday Jan.22nd 3:30 pm
Fine Hall 3rd floor Common Room

Come talk to former REU students and ask any questions you might have! There will be cookies as well.


I’ve also copied Alan’s earlier email for your information.

If you want to learn more about REUs:
There’s quite a variety of REUs and many Princeton students have participated in the past, as you can see here:

Here is a long list of REUs:

Deadlines range from early February to early March, so you should do some research of your own before our info session. Also, please note that most will ask for 1 or 2 recommendation letters.