DIMACS Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Information Fusion (WAIF) November 8 - 9, 2012

Graduate Student and Post Doctoral Fellow Workshop Application Form

Please apply by filling out the following blanks. Note that your application is complete when we have received:
1. this electronic application form
2. an abstract of related work or a statement of interest and commitment from you (uploaded through the website, .pdf and .doc files only)
3. a letter of recommendation (uploaded through the website, .pdf and .doc files only). .
Deadline for Full Consideration: November 1, 2012.

Applications will continue to be accepted until all slots are filled.

Participants should email application materials to nicolec (at) dimacs.rutgers.edu.
or submit their applications to DIMACS:

Who are you?
Your First Name: 
Your Middle Name: 
Your Last Name: 

Your address? Institution: Department: Address Line #1: Address Line #2: Address Line #3: Daytime Phone:
Your E-Locations? E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Web page:
What degrees have you completed? Bachelors: Area: Institution: Year Completed: Masters: Area: Institution: Year Completed: Ph.D.: Area: Institution: Year Completed: Other: Area: Institution: Year Completed:
Where are you in your current program of study? Area:
Year 1, M.S.
Year 2, M.S.
Year 3, M.S.
Year 4, M.S.
5+ Years, M.S.
Year 1, Ph.D.
Year 2, Ph.D.
Year 3, Ph.D.
Year 4, Ph.D.
5+ Years, Ph.D.

Who will write a letter of recommendation supporting your application?
Title: Name: Phone:

Some optional information which we are required
to track, since this is a federally funded program.
You are not obligated to answer these questions:
Birthdate: (format mm/dd/yy)
Gender: M F
Are you a U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident non-U.S.Citizen ?
If not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, please list country of citizenship:
Do you have a passport that will be valid at least six months beyond the conclusion of the workshop?  
Y N  

What is your background in Algorithmic Aspects of Information Fusion
Little or none (e.g. attended a few talks)
One or more courses

1. Have you had coursework that includes includes modeling, simulation, and visualization techniques?
2. What continuous mathematics courses have you completed?
Calculus and multivariate calculus yes no
Differential equation and different calculus yes no
Real analysis yes no
Others: 3. What discrete mathematics courses have you completed?
Combinatorics and graph theoryyes no
Discrete probability and optimization yes no
Abstract and linear algebrayes no
Others: 4. What statistics courses have you completed?
Basic statisticsyes no
Inference and hypothesis testing yes no
Stochastic processes yes no
Others: 5. What computer science courses have you completed?
Basic computer science with programming(e.g.: C++, Java ) yes no
Algorithm and computation yes no
Data bases yes no
Others: 6. What information science courses have you completed?
Machine learning and data mining yes no
Information fusion and knowledge discovery yes no
Informatics and analysis yes no
Others: 7. What applied informatics courses have you completed?
Biological and health informaticsyes no
Financial informatics and business analytics yes no
Ecological and environmental informatics yes no
Others: 8. What information fusion courses have you completed?
Ensemble method and semi-supervised learning yes no
Sensor data fusion yes no
Feature selection and combinationyesno
Decision making and fusionyes no
Combinatorial fusion and rank aggregateyesno
Others: 9. List of other relevant STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses you have completed. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12:
What is your proficiency with computational and mathematical modeling and data mining software?
MatlabNone Beginner Intermediate Advanced
MathematicaNone Beginner Intermediate Advanced
AlgorithmicaNone Beginner Intermediate Advanced
SASNone Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Random ForestsNone Beginner Intermediate Advanced
SPSS None Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Please indicate your preferences for covering the workshop costs (travel, housing, meals, and registration). Please indicate whether you need full funding or whether you have other sources of funding. If you have other sources of funding that might cover part of the cost please indicate below how much they might cover. Estimates are acceptable I would like to be considered for funding through the program, but will still attend the workshop if I receive no funding. I will only be able to attend the workshop if I receive funding through the program to cover costs. I would like to be considered for funding through the program, but will attend the workshop if I only receive partial funding. I am only applying for waiver of registration fees. Estimate of costs to be covered by other sources

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