There are some prominent summer schools in CS (ML in particular) like MLS (Machine Learning Summer School).
What is the impact of attending such program on academic careers? (or applying for graduate programs)
For example, LxMLS (Lisbon Machine Learning School) this year has ~ 150 selected participants from all over the world.
The summer school offers the following things:
- Lectures (from basics to advanced topics)
- Lab sessions
- Poster Session (based on which the students were selected)
Would it be a worthwhile investment of 1000-1200$ (Assuming I have the means to fund myself) or are such opportunities common and easily funded in US and I should be looking at not attending and saving money?
What else would this summer school bring forth for a recently graduated undergrad student?
Some of the summer schools have courses which can be treated as university credit equivalents. Is this true for all summer schools?
- Background: A student interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and has taken online courses in these subjects.