This is a two weeks virtual boot camp for high school students from Dec19, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021.

In this bootcamp, students will learn about the basics of data science. They will be introduced to basic python programming, pandas and Scikit libraries and tools to work on the data science project. The students will be working with datasets, visualization of data, building basic machine learning models to analyze the data, and performance evaluation and tuning of the model. Students will be working on a project developed by Suma Bhat, Assistant Prof. in the ECE department at UIUC, along with mentors who are from the academia and corporate software industry.

Students will be doing self-learning and will be working in groups. They will receive input and feedback from their mentors periodically. At the end of two weeks, there will be a final presentation of their projects.


Daily Schedule
  • Morning session – 1 hour lecture followed by discussion
  • Evening session – Group discussion and office hours by TA to help students with the concepts and programming