Registration Information 2022

LSSDS 2022 Registration Information

The La Serena School of Data Science is targeted for senior undergraduate students (3rd through 6th year) and beginning (1st and 2nd year) graduate students in programs in data-intensive disciplines that benefit from techniques from the data science and "big data" domains,  including (but not limited to) astronomy, bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, and mathematics.

The usual registration process consists of submitting an application through the web form linked below. In addition and on the same form, the applicant uploads a Letter of Intention and the name and email address of a recommender. We contact the recommender directly after. The applicant can request to be considered for a Full o Partial scholarships in the same application web form. Full scholarships will cover all school expenses, which are existent for either an online or in-person realization of the school.

As a result of the dynamic measures against COVID-19 pandemic from the Chilean and US authorities, the 2022 school will be hosted either as an in-person or a fully online activity. The decision for either format will be announced on the School website on early May, after the evaluation of the situation by the Local and the Scientific Organizing Committees. An in-person school would hosted at the AURA campus in La Serena, Chile. An online school would comprise asynchronoues and synchronous sessions during the 10-day program. Synchronous sessions to be ~3 hours per day.

The application process for the 2022 LSSDS is currently closed. Extended deadline was on April 22th.


Scholarship Requirements

Thanks to funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation as well as the Gemini/ANID funding, the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM, UChile), NIC-Chile, Centro de Informatica Medica y Telemedicina (CIMT), and REUNA scholarships will be available for most of the students selected from the U.S. and Chile. Additionally, students from Ecuadorian universities members of CEDIA are also eligible for full schollarships Moreover, the CMM has offered funding for students in Latin American institutions.

To qualify for a scholarship, students must be enrolled full time in an accredited university in either the U.S., Chile or Latin America and provide a copy of their grades together with a letter of recommendation from a professor in their program of study.  No explicit scholarship application is required, as all U.S., Chilean, Ecuadorian (CEDIA) and Latin American applicants will automatically be considered as scholarship candidates.

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