Smart Machines for better life – An Introduction to Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Machine learning is an exciting field that has evolved from artificial intelligence.  It is currently being applied in various applications and pioneering major breakthroughs in recent years including self-driving cars, smartphones, facial recognition, spam filtering, smart web search, cloud computing, and genetic analysis.

Penn State Abington’s Smart Machines camp is a two-week, full-day summer program to introduce high school students to the science, techniques, and logic that drive the fields of machine learning. The objective of this program is two-fold: first objective is to provide an introduction to the background of computer vision, machine learning methods and principles. The second objective is to provide the students with hands-on experience of machine learning and an exposure to real-world applications. This program provides hands on experience in domains including facial detection, facial recognition, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), knowledge extraction, and other contemporary applications.

Some programming knowledge, particularly of Python, is preferred.

Parents are welcome to join the class on Friday, August 14th, after lunch (1:30PM).

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grade Level

Entering Grades 9 - 12

Camp Fee and Registration

Regular Registration Fee: $710

Meet Your Instructor:


 Vinayak Elangovan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Penn State Abington