After one and a half months of selection and preparation, 150 students stand out to join this year’s DeeCamp. The enrolled students are coming from more than 10 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and France, making DeeCamp 2022 the most internationalized one in its 6 years history!
Among them, international students from overseas colleges and universities account for 28% of the total number of students. More than half of the students are doctoral candidates, while the proportion of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students is 11%, 34%, and 55% respectively. Domestically most students are from Tsinghua University, the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Peking University, while overseas students are topped by Nanyang Technological University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Cornell University.
On June 25, although students were in different places and time zones, students gathered online to jointly open a new chapter of DeeCamp 2022. Dr. Kai-Fu, Lee, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, sent a welcome speech to the students:
"When we launched DeeCamp 6 years ago, we intended to coach students to solve real-world challenges with AI. In the past camps, students had attained great achievements by using AI to solve problems that may be encountered in the real world.
As science-related intersections are demonstrating unlimited potential today, I am particularly enthusiastic about “AI + Science” and “AI + Life Science” which DeeCamp 2022 focuses on. We believe this will be a valuable “tech for good” trajectory leading to the greatest benefits to the human society.
As a VC investing heavily in deep technologies, one of Sinovation Ventures focused areas in recent years has been deploying healthcare tech investments. We hope that DeeCamp 2022 could bring inspiration for scientific research and hands-on opportunities to students, and create a talent pool for China’s AI + life science innovation.”
Since 2017, DeeCamp has been supported and recognized by many experts and scholars. CHEN Runsheng, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Research Fellow at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, sent congratulations to students:
"With the advancement of AI technology, problems such as data processing and computation accuracy in many research fields have been solved. And of course, the combination of AI and life science has become an unstoppable trend.
I am glad to see that DeeCamp has gathered so many young talents with different majors. With "AI+ Life Science" as the driving theme this year, through team cooperation, students can jointly conduct project research in the fields of biological computing, biological information, medical imaging, etc. I wish DeeCamp 2022 will be successful in every aspect, and I hope that all students could have a rewarding experience.”
Mr. Wang Yonggang, DeeCamp co-founder and Executive President of Sinovation Artificial Intelligence Institute also attended the opening ceremony.
“The world is paying great attention to the future of life science and biomedicine. The new intersection possibilities spawned by the combination of AI and computational biology, synthetic biology, and drug research and development are being developed at an unprecedented pace. I wish that students can get what they want to learn at DeeCamp 2022!"