IAIFI PhD Summer School and Workshop

The first annual IAIFI PhD Summer School will be held at Tufts University August 1—August 5, 2022, followed by the IAIFI Summer Workshop August 8—August 9, 2022.

Registration for the Summer School and Summer Workshop is now closed. Email iaifi@mit.edu with any questions.

Summer School

The mission of the IAIFI PhD Summer School is to leverage the expertise of IAIFI researchers, affiliates, and partners toward promoting education and workforce development. The Summer School will include lectures and events that exemplify ab initio AI, illustrate interdisciplinary research at the intersection AI and Physics, and encourage diverse global networking. Hands-on code-based tutorials that build on foundational lecture materials will help students put theory into practice.

Summer School Agenda

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Lecturers

Yasaman Bahri
Research Scientist, Google Research (Brain Team)
Taco Cohen
Research Scientist, Qualcomm Research Netherlands
Sven Krippendorf
Senior Researcher, Mathematical Physics and String Theory, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität
Juan Carrasquilla
Faculty Member, Vector Institute; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Javier Duarte
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego


Summer School Registration

Registration for the Summer School is now closed. You you will be notified of your registration status by May 2, 2022.

Student Accommodations

Students for the Summer School may reserve dorm rooms at Tufts University (with the option of single or double room). Reserve a dorm room

Alternative suggestions for accommodations are listed in the Workshop Accommodations section below.

Costs

  • There is no registration fee for the Summer School. Students for the Summer School are expected to cover the cost of travel and boarding in Tufts dorm rooms, which range from 78 USD to 109 USD per night depending on the accommodations.
  • Breakfast and lunch (through the Tufts dining hall), as well as coffee at breaks, will be provided daily during the Summer School and Workshop (except over the weekend), along with at least one dinner during the Summer School and a Workshop dinner.
  • Students who wish to stay for the Workshop will be able to book the same rooms through the weekend and the Workshop if they choose and the Workshop registration fee will be waived for students participating in the Summer School.

Financial Supporters

We extend a sincere thank you to the following financial supporters of the first IAIFI Summer School:

Workshop

The IAIFI Summer Workshop will bring together researchers from across Physics and AI for two days of plenary talks, poster sessions, and networking to promote research at the intersection of Physics and AI. The Workshop will be hybrid with both in-person and virtual attendance options. The full workshop program will be released in May 2022.

Workshop Agenda

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Plenary Speakers

IAIFI Senior Investigators/Affiliates in bold

Workshop Registration

Registration for the Summer Workshop is now open. The registration fee for in-person attendance is 200 USD and includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for both days, as well as a dinner on the first night.

Note: If you are an IAIFI Senior Investigator and would like to use your IAIFI funds to cover registration for you or your group, contact iaifi@mit.edu. If you are an IAIFI Junior Investigator, speak to the IAIFI Senior Investigator you work with to ask about funding.

Accommodations

The following accommodation options are available for workshop attendees:

FAQ

  • Who can apply to the Summer School? Any PhD students or early career researchers working at the intersection of physics and AI may apply to the summer school.
  • What is the cost to attend the Summer School? There is no registration fee for the Summer School. Students for the Summer School are expected to cover the cost of travel and boarding in Tufts dorm rooms, which range from 78 USD to 109 USD per night depending on the accommodations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided through Tufts dining hall.
  • Is there funding available to support my attendance at the Summer School? IAIFI is covering the cost of the Summer School other than travel and lodging. Limited, need-based support may be available for attendees who are unable to cover the costs of travel and lodging and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • If I come to the Summer School, can I also attend the Workshop? Yes! We encourage you to stay for the Workshop and will cover the cost of your registration if you attend both the Summer School and Workshop in person.

Organizing Committee

  • Jim Halverson, Chair (Northeastern University)
  • Tess Smidt (MIT)
  • Taritree Wongjirad (Tufts)
  • Anna Golubeva (IAIFI Fellow)
  • Dylan Rankin (MIT)
  • Jeffrey Lazar (Harvard)
  • Peter Lu (MIT)

Contact iaifi@mit.edu with questions.