Summer School on Artificial Intelligence

and Innovation (AII 2017)

07/31/2017 - 08/09/2017

Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills, California

Registration deadline: 06/30/2017

The 2017 Ram School summer program is designed to bridge advanced research and (K4+) students with a specific theme on artificial intelligence and innovation that many believe is the next future. It provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge and a broad vision from academic and industry leaders to stimulate creative and entrepreneuring thinking. More importantly, it helps young students to stand out in a new area among steep competitions when moving on to achieve the next academic goal. International students are welcome.

  • Top-down, layered learning methodology with appropriate levels of abstraction for students with diverse backgrounds

  • Interdisciplinary knowledge for artificial intelligence and business use cases

  • Skills in computing that enable innovations with artificial intelligence

  • Post program follow up and mentorship

  • Two parallel tracks – college and secondary school (10 days), elementary school (5 days)

  • Creativity and leadership development

PROGRAM (Track 1 - Grade 7 and up; Track 2 - Grades 4-6)

Residency: Two students will be assigned to a hotel room if not travelling with parent(s). While attending the program students will be supervised by several counsellors, who are typically college students in their sophomre and junior years of study. Minor students are not allowed to leave the program without prior written parental consent unless it is a Summer Program sponsored event or related to their course. 

Health Services: Any minor student seeking health services will be required to bring the Parental Consent form (this is provided once the student has been accepted into the program) with them at the time of treatment. All minor students must also come with their personal health care card issued to them by your health care provider.


Additional Information: Upon confirmation of the registration, a special information packet will be emailed to each student. This packet will include the following forms:

  • Parental Consent & Release Form (parental permission to attend the program)

  • Medical history form


Please note that the number of hotel rooms available is extremely limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis so we recommend that students register as early as possible.

Please contact: for any questions.


Faculty: The faculty of the summer school is led by Dr. Phillip Sheu, a fellow of IEEE and a pioneer in semantic computing, robotic computing and intelligence, biomedical computing, and multimedia computing. He received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from U.C. Berkeley. He is currently a Professor of EECS, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering at U.C. Irvine.
























Dr. Phillip Sheu, University of California, Irvine, USA

Semantic computing, data engineering, robotic intelligence

Dr. Daniela D'Auria, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Biomedical computing and robotic computing

Dr. Fabio Persia, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Multimedia computing

Dr. Joseph Barr, Home Union, USA

Data science and business intelligence

Dr. Giovanni Pilato, National Research Council, Italy

Cognitive and social computing