Advances of Machine Learning in Theory & Applications



Welcome to the web portal of AMALTHEA!

AMALTHEA is a 10-week, summer research experience (REU) site for domestic undergraduate students primarily funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Its broader research area is Machine Learning (ML), its theory and applications. Due to AMALTHEA's particular intellectual focus, our program is annually seeking to recruit nation-wide a diverse body of student participants from a wide spectrum of disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. Some research highlights from last year are shown in the playlist below.

Important dates for this year's program can be found below. If you are interested in the program, please keep us in mind for next year. Our recruting period for 2015 will be sometime mid-spring.

Important Dates of the 2014 Program

Start of the application period

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Last day to apply

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Latest acceptance notification date

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 ***

Start of the summer experience

Monday, May 12, 2014

End of the summer experience

Friday, July 18, 2014

***: Due to an unusually high volume of received applications, the review process has been prolonged and the final notification date has been pushed back for a few days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Finally, you can always search for more REU sites at NSF that offer summer internships, including ones with a completely different intellectual focus.

Want to find out more about the AMALTHEA experience? Find out who is involved in this effort by navigating to the People pages. See what our REU community has achieved so far in our Showcase. Find out more about the sponsors and supporters of this effort under Credits. Do you have more questions? Then visit our FAQ pages. See our most recent announcements just below or see all of them on our News page. Finally, please do not hesitate to contact us; we would love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!

News \ Announcements

Whenever we have important or noteworthy information to share with you, we will post it on our website under the News page. These announcements pertain to matters such as the application process, achievements of our members and our community, as well as events related to the Program. Below we display our 3 most recent announcements.

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2014 AMALTHEA recruiting has started
Posted by Project Staff on: 2014-03-08 00:00:00

The AMALTHEA REU Program has started accepting applications for its 2014 summer research experience. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2014.

Applying is quick and easy. First, please register using the Signup page. Once you login you will be able to access your application form.

Best of luck with your applications!

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2013 AMALTHEA REU Program
Posted by Project Staff on: 2013-03-04 00:00:00

It is our pleasure to share with you that we will be able to offer once again an AMALTHEA REU summer experience from May to July 2013!

The application period ends on Friday, April 5, 2013. As we will be recruiting on a rolling basis, if you are interested in AMALTHEA, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible.

Applying is an easy process. Please register first with the website on the Signup page. Once you login you will be able to access your application form.

Best of luck with your applications!

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No AMALTHEA experience for 2010!
Posted by Project Staff on: 2010-02-02 12:30:00

To all of you that have or will inquire about the AMALTHEA REU Program, we regret to inform you that we were, unfortunately, unable to secure continuation funding from our main sponsor, the National Science Foundation. This means that we will not be able to offer summer internships for 2010 :(

In lieu of today's disappointing news, we would like to share with you our deep commitment and determination to continue the AMALTHEA program and, therefore, we will try once again to reapply to the NSF for additional funds later this year. We will post any developments regarding this issue on this website; you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed to be continuously kept up to date.

Finally, we would like to thank the NSF and our other sponsors for generously supporting this program during the period 2007-2009. We are also indebted to our Advisory Board members, who over the years helped us in assessing the program and contributed significantly to its improvement. We would also like to offer our warmest gratitude to the, literally, hundreds of applicants that expressed their interest in AMALTHEA over the last 3 years and, of course, to the 29 AMALTHEA participants that joined us in our research endeavors. You are what makes AMALTHEA what it is...

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