Robotics and Machine Learning in Spain

  1. Program Details

    Professor Jerry Sobelman (electrical and computer engineering) will lead a program exploring the current state of research and application of robotics, programming, and design in Spain. Combining university visits, research center discussions, conference attendance, and company tours with faculty and guest lectures, students will have a window into the technical developments in robotics, machine learning, and design. 

    Location Madrid, Spain
    Term May Session
    Housing Hotel

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5
    Student Type UofM Students, Non UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About Robotics and Machine Learning in Spain

    Professor Jerry Sobelman (electrical and computer engineering) will lead a program exploring the current state of research and application of robotics, programming, and design in Spain! Combining university visits, research center discussions, conference attendance, and company tours with faculty and guest lectures, students will have a window into the technical developments in robotics, machine learning, and design. The group will visit many areas of Spain including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Grenada. Students will participate in the global IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and meet with Spanish research universities and technical companies.

    Housing & Meals

    Students will stay in shared hotel rooms. Breakfast will be provided each day, and a group dinner will be planned in each city visited.

    Program Dates

    May 15th through June 4th, 2020

    Academics

    Recieve credit for EE 3940

    Program Leader

    Professor Gerald Sobelman is a professor of Computer Engineering, VLSI and Circuts in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research activities are primarily in the area of digital VLSI design, with applications in communications and signal processing. He is interested in digital baseband architectures and FPGA implementations for a wide range of wireless systems, including OFDM, MIMO, UWB, Cognitive Radio and Software Defined Radio. He also works on design techniques for high-speed and low-power wired communications platforms, including Network-On-Chip architectures and multilevel signaling techniques.

    Excursions

    IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, the Prado Museum, the Royal Alcázars of Seville, a flamenco show, the Sagrada Familia and more!

    Program Fee

    The program fee generally includes tuition and registration fees, orientation and international health insurance. It may also include airfare, housing, excursions and some or all meals. Check with the program leader for the exact program fee and what is included.

    May 2020 program fee

    More Information

    Please email cseabroad@umn.edu with questions. Drop-in CSE study abroad advising is available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 PM in Lind Hall 115.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term May Session 2020
    Program Name Robotics and Machine Learning in Spain
    Track Name Robotics and Machine Learning in Spain
    Country Spain

    Submit

    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

    Complete

    When you submit your online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:

    • First Step session
    • University of Minnesota Student Release and Waiver Form

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.

    Next Steps

    1. You will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
    2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit the Student Release and Waiver Form.
    3. Your application is not considered complete until the form has been received and you have completed the First Step module. Your completed application will be forwarded to the program leader in the sponsoring college/department for review.
    4. The program leader will notify the Learning Abroad Center of acceptance decisions. If accepted, you will be notified via email and assigned a confirmation checklist, which includes:
      • Health Information Form
      • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
      • Online Health & Safety Orientation
    5. Login to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
    6. Once you submit all items, your participation will be confirmed and your student account will be billed for the program deposit.
    7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your program leader of your cancellation.