ML4SCI Google Summer of Code 2021

Introduction

In 2021 ML4SCI is participating in the program as a GSoC umbrella organization. The ML4SCI organization has partnered with the Google Summer of Code in 2021 to broaden student participation in machine learning projects over a wide variety of scientific fields. ML4SCI participants will be mentored by scientists at top research universities and laboratories on research projects at the cutting edge of science. Projects span a wide range of scientific domains, including physics, astronomy, planetary science, quantum information science and others.

For Students

In 2021 GSoC students work with their mentors for 175 hrs to produce open-source codes that apply machine learning solutions to solve science problems. Projects span three evaluation periods that allow for students and mentors to collaborate on their project and evaluate student progress. Detailed rules for the GSOC program can be found here. Interested students should look at the ideas page and contact the mentors. Candidates will be asked to complete an evaluation test for each project they apply to demonstrate the skills needed for the respective projects. In the next step, students will produce a proposal which will be evaluated for final student selection.
The detailed timeline is shown below.

9 March 2021 Accepted Organizations announced by Google
9 March - 13 April 2021 Prospective Students interact with Mentors about evaluation tests and possible proposals
13 April 2021 Student Application Deadline
17 May 2021 Accepted Student Projects Announced
17 May - 7 June 2021 Community Bonding
7 June - 16 August 2021 Coding Begins

Please see the official GSoC Timeline

For Mentors

For new projects wishing to join ML4SCI GSoC umbrella, please contact the admins at ml4-sci@cern.ch. Projects need to have a connection with machine learning applied to science to join us. The mentor timeline can be found below.

15 February 2021 Deadline to apply for ML4Sci project participation
18 February 2021 We will apply to GSoC as an umbrella organization
5 March 2021 Deadline to finalize student evaluation tests
9 March 2021 Accepted Orgs announced by Google
9 March - 13 April 2021 Prospective Students interact with Mentors about evaluation tests and possible proposals
3 May 2021 Slot Requests
17 May 2021 Accepted Student Projects Announced
17 May - 7 June 2021 Community Bonding
7 June - 16 August 2021 Coding Begins

Projects in 2021

CGM

CGM is an open source project researching computational and machine learning methods to study the history of the circumgalactic medium (CGM).

List of proposals
CMS

CMS is a high-energy physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is a general-purpose detector that is designed to observe any new physics phenomena that the LHC might reveal. CMS acts as a giant, high-speed camera, taking 3D “photographs” of particle collisions from all directions up to 40 million times each second. The CMS collects few tens of Peta-Bytes of data each year and processes them through Worldwide LHC Computing Grid infrastructure around the globe.

List of proposals
CRISMIS

CRISMIS is an open-source machine learning based tool to identify cosmic-ray artifacts in imaging data

List of proposals
DEEPLENSE

DeepLense is a deep learning pipeline for particle dark matter searches with strong gravitational lensing.

List of proposals
E2E

The End-to-End Deep Learning (E2E) project focuses on the development of particle and event reconstruction and identification tasks with end-to-end deep learning approaches.

List of proposals
DeepFALCON

DeepFalcon is an ultra-fast non-parametric detector simulation package that automatically abstracts detector response, usually done by hand in fast-simulators used by particle physics experiments.

List of proposals
LOX

The Lunar Occultation Explorer (LOX) is a lunar-orbiting nuclear astrophysics mission that will probe the Cosmos at MeV energies.

List of proposals
Lunar Prospector

Lunar Prospector was the third mission selected by NASA for full development and construction as part of the Discovery Program. The 19-month mission was designed for a low polar orbit investigation of the Moon, including mapping of surface composition including polar ice deposits, measurements of magnetic and gravity fields, and study of lunar outgassing events. The mission ended July 31, 1999, when the orbiter was deliberately crashed into a crater near the lunar south pole, after the presence of water ice was successfully detected.

List of proposals
MESSENGER

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft orbited Mercury for more than four years. Among its accomplishments, the mission determined Mercury’s surface composition, revealed its geological history, discovered details about its internal magnetic field, and verified its polar deposits are dominantly water-ice. The mission ended when MESSENGER slammed into Mercury’s surface.

List of proposals
MLBENDER

MLBender project is devoted to deep generative modeling for data driven background estimation for physics analysis.

List of proposals
NMR

Decoding quantum states through nuclear magnetic resonance.

List of proposals
QMLHEP

QMLHEP project implements Quantum Machine Learning methods for physics analysis.

List of proposals
TURBULENT

Machine Learning for Turbulent Fluid Dynamics.

List of proposals

Participating Organizations in 2021

Alabama

The University of Alabama is a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Established in 1820, the University of Alabama is the oldest and largest of the public universities in Alabama as well as the flagship of the University of Alabama System

List of proposals
AUB

The American University of Beirut (AUB) is a private, non-sectarian, and independent university chartered in New York with its campus in Beirut, Lebanon

List of proposals
BITS Pilani Goa

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus is a private deemed university campus located in Goa, India.

List of proposals
BITS Pilani Hyderabad

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus is a private deemed university campus located in Hyderabad, India.

List of proposals
Brown

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1764.

List of proposals
CERN

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.

List of proposals
CMU

Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

List of proposals
Cornell

Cornell University is a private, statutory, Ivy League and land-grant research university in Ithaca, New York.

List of proposals
Dartmouth

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

List of proposals
Davidson

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina.

List of proposals
Florida

University of Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1853.

List of proposals
FSU

Florida State University is a public institution that was founded in 1851.

List of proposals
Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA or Georgia) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia.

List of proposals
JHUAPL

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis.

List of proposals
Kentucky

The University of Kentucky (UK or UKY) is a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky.

List of proposals
KGI

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is a private graduate school in Claremont, California.

List of proposals
LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory.

List of proposals
Leeds

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

List of proposals
SouthCarolina

The University of South Carolina (USC, UofSC, SC, or simply Carolina) is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina.

List of proposals
Waterloo

The University of Waterloo (commonly referred to as Waterloo, UW, or UWaterloo) is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

List of proposals
Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Since its founding in 1848, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary.

List of proposals

Summary

Full list of Proposal Ideas

Full list of Mentors


Administrators

Prof. Sergei Gleyzer (University of Alabama)
Dr. Emanuele Usai (Brown University)
Dr. Patrick Peplowski (JHUAPL)
Prof. Meenakshi Narain (Brown University)

Contacts

ML4SCI GSoC Admins ml4-sci@cern.ch