July 29 to August 9, 2019

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data, supported by the São Paulo School of Advanced Science Program at FAPESP (http://espca.fapesp.br) and organized by Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), will take place from July 29th to August 9th at USP, at its International Diffusion Center (“Centro de Difusão Internacional-CDI"). The School will offer, through ten advanced courses and invited talks, an integrated and in-depth view of fundamentals, technologies and applications in Data Science for researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. More specifically, the School will cover a set of topics that include: fundamentals of extracting information from data (i.e. machine learning and pattern recognition), fundamentals of databases and high-performance computing. Additional topics include applications of data science techniques to real problems in Astronomy, Economics, Genetics and Image Processing. The School will also have panels with top researchers and a session with lightning talks from the attendees.

Selection of Participants and Scholarships

The School will award 100 (one hundred) scholarships to selected attendees, who will receive support for transportation (to and from Sao Paulo), registration fees, lodging and meals throughout the event. The scholarships will not cover the cost of processing visas, or eventual vaccination procedures for traveling to Brazil. The selection of participants will be conducted by the School's organizing and scientific committees.

If you are interested in applying to the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data, please fill the application form by April 24, 2019 available at: https://tinyurl.com/spsas-learning-from-data. We encourage applications from all over the world.

Candidates must be graduate students (master or doctoral levels), postdoctoral fellows and researchers who are already working on subjects related to Data Science. Attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of the English language. The selected attendees will be required to make short presentations of their research topics to all participants in a "One-minute lightning talks” session that will be part of the School's schedule.

For any questions or doubts, please send an e-mail to spsas-learning-from-data@usp.br, with subject “Sao Paulo Advanced School on Learning from Data – question”.

Short Courses

Fundamentals of extracting information from data, machine learning, pattern recognition, fundamentals of databases and high-performance computing, as well as applications of data science  to real problems.

Visionary talk: Math, Data Science and Social Impact

Discussions and reflections about the impact of mathemathical fundamentals on data science based on concrete challenges and perspectives for social good.

One-minute lightning talks

School participants will present their research using the "one minute strategy". This session will provide the opportunity for attendees to interact with each other and present their work to a large audience.

Research Infrastructure at USP

Presentation of visionary data science activities and research infrastructure at USP.

Networking and Social activities

Attendees and guest speakers will have ample opportunity to interact and share experiences in a non-formal environment. Two musical presentations are scheduled as part of the social activities.