The DESS in machine learning provides the minimum training needed to acquire the basics of AI and machine learning, a specialization which is in high demand. This training differs from the courses in data science at the undergraduate and graduate level which allows the student to deepen their knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The student will benefit from the links existing between Mila and private and public organizations that seek to incorporate these new technologies into their products and services, as well as the expertise of Mila researchers in this area, who will supervise the internships.
The goal of this program is to offer internship opportunities in Montreal where the knowledge of French is a strong asset. Some internship opportunities might require the applicant to speak in French. You can also view the Internship procedure and Internship documents.
The description of the program is available here, including the background knowledge assumed by the program. Detailed guidelines for applying to this program are available on this page on the DIRO website.
Admission Process for D.E.S.S. in Machine Learning at University of Montreal
Detailed guidelines for applying to this program are available on this page on the DIRO website. Please read those guidelines carefully.
The first step of the application process is to complete the online Mila application form. We will send a message acknowledging that we have received the application and a professor will examine your application. If you are accepted at Mila, you will then need to complete an application to University of Montreal’s Masters in Computer Science (internship option – program 217-512). Note that there will be very little time between the date you are informed of acceptance to the Mila program and the University of Montreal deadline, you are encouraged to prepare your application for Montreal University at the same time as you prepare the one for Mila. If you are accepted, you should start the student permit / visa process as soon as possible (unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).
If you still have questions, you can reach Linda Peinthière at: 1 514 343-6111 ext. 7472.