The ML4H Submission Mentorship Program is now closed, but thank you for your interest! You can read more about the overall event here and find the full original description below.
Original Program Description
The Submission Mentorship Program focuses on pairing less experienced authors with senior researchers to provide feedback on their paper submission, with the overall goal of improving submission quality and fostering future collaboration. Note that the mentors will not discuss possible paper ideas with the mentees, and hence, the mentees who do not already have a paper idea should not participate in this program. Further, authors who do not intend to submit a paper to ML4H2021 should not participate in this program.
We especially encourage less experienced authors and participants from underrepresented groups to sign up as mentees, as well as senior community members to serve as mentors for these programs.
The Submission Mentorship Program organized by the ML4H 2021 had 2 stages which you can apply for, as outlined next.
This stage involves 2.5 months of mentorship. It is for mentees who would like to get feedback on the direction of the design, experiments, and results for a work they plan to submit to ML4H 2021. Specifically, the mentors will give suggestions for improvements to models and experiments as well as results analysis/presentation and paper organizations. Mentors and mentees who are interested in this stage should fill in the corresponding application form below by July 3rd.
The mentors and mentees are encouraged to have a bi-weekly one-hour meeting to discuss the paper’s progress; i.e., the mentors and mentees will have approximately 5 one-hour meetings over 10 weeks. This allows both the mentor and mentee to work on the paper for a longer period of time.
Stage 1 Timeline
- July 5: Details about mentee-mentor pair-ups are sent out.
- July 5-9: Mentees are expected to initiate contact with their mentor and arrange an initial meeting. In this meeting, the mentees should discuss the paper’s idea and outline with the mentors as well as the plan (dates, format, expectations, etc) for their bi-weekly meetings.
- July 9 - Sep 10: The mentors and mentees will meet on a bi-weekly basis to work on the paper. After each meeting, the mentees are expected to incorporate the mentors’ feedback and send an updated draft of the paper to the mentors.
- Sept 13th: ML4H Submission deadline.
This stage involves 1.5 months of mentorship. It allows mentees to get feedback on a complete draft, and it is more suitable and helpful for people who would like to get feedback from an experienced mentor to enhance the quality of a paper that they plan to submit to ML4H2021. Mentors and mentees who are interested in this stage should complete the corresponding form below by August 3rd.
Stage 2 Timeline
- Aug 5: Details about mentee-mentor pair-ups are sent out.
- Aug 5-9: Mentees are expected to initiate contact with their mentor and arrange an initial meeting. Then, the mentees should send a submission / outline draft to their mentor within 1 week of your initial meeting.
- Aug 14-27: Mentor provides feedback to mentee on the submission draft in a subsequent meeting.
- Aug 27 - Sep 3: Mentees incorporate the mentor’s feedback and send an updated paper to the mentor.
- Sep 3-9: Mentors provide final feedback prior to the ML4H submission deadline on 13th September 2021.
Mentors and mentees will be matched at random based on your shared research areas. The matching process between mentors and mentees will start July 3rd for Stage 1 and August 3rd for Stage 2.
- Application form for mentees: https://forms.gle/apTcXab2KkWGyedj6
- Application form for mentors: https://forms.gle/D3VdE71BJ2SKCqzVA
The deadline for mentors and mentees to fill in the corresponding application form in order to participate in the first stage of the Submission Mentorship Program is July 3rd and the deadline for participating in the second stage of the Submission Mentorship Program is August 3rd.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ghada, email@example.com, or Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org