Oct. 13, 2023
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Data Science Summer Institute hosts student interns from Japan

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

The Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) hosted summer student interns from Japan on-site for the first time, where the students worked with Lab mentors on real-world projects in AI-assisted bio-surveillance and automated 3D printing. From June to September, the three students—Raiki Yoshimura, Shinnosuke Sawano and Taisei Saida—lived in rental apartments near the Lab and worked at the Lab on different data science projects using electronic health records and neural networks trained on experimental data. Sponsored by Japan’s Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the relationship between the DSI and the Ministry of Japan stems from a series of agreements that arose in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, to conduct academic exchanges and expand scientific collaboration. The DSSI opportunity began in 2019 but had to go all-virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more at LLNL News.