Madrid-ValenciaWeek-Long Study Tour | Computer Science Program

In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence and neural networks, Spain has emerged as a hub for innovation, poised to shape the future of technology by harnessing the potential of AI-driven advancements.

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, is an exciting fusion of the modern and the historical. On this tour we will learn how small and large-scale companies in the economic center of a large European country apply AI in different use cases. When we are not learning about AI, Madrid is the place to sample delicious tapas, experience the world-renowned art of Velasquez and Picasso, and watch passionate flamenco shows.

We will also travel to Valencia and visit one the most impactful research groups in the field of AI applied to remote sensing and earth observation, and get a chance to ask where this very relevant field is moving. The charming coastal city of Valencia is also an ideal place to experience firsthand the Mediterranean lifestyle and, according to locals, the best paella anywhere.

Tour Objectives

  • Broaden your perspective of artificial neural networks in a European context through visits to firms, while assessing affordances and limitations of incorporating deep learning approaches in various sectors
  • Gain an understanding of the dynamic interplay between research, development, industry, and everyday applications through conversations with deep learning experts
  • Challenge your current ideas and assumptions of the field and provide opportunities for you to direct your own learning process outside the classroom

Possible Activities

  • Meet professionals working in industry, from start-ups to Spanish tech giants
  • Learn from researchers within Spain's premier computer science academic institutions
  • Visit local exhibitions that portray and analyze the latest developments in artificial intelligence