If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition- French Riviera

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Cannes, Monaco, Nice , France
Course # SA 10503
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 05/07/23 to 06/03/23

Program Leader

Name Okan Ersoy
Email ersoy@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This course will provide students with the basic topics in machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms such as neural networks, support vector machines, decision trees, data mining and related methods for the design of intelligent and adaptive systems.  It will describe how they are used in applications especially involving information and advanced technologies and to provide hands-on experience with software tools.  

Basic outline of the course:

Cultural activities scheduled during non-class times including (subject to change):  Day trip to Eze and Monaco, French cooking class, French Culture workshop, guest lecture on French culture or language. 

May 8- Depart the USA

May 9- Arrive at Nice, France Airport, transfer to apartments, evening to rest 

May 10- Orientation, Nice walking tour, Welcome meal 

May 11- Classes begin 9am-12pm, afternoons, evenings, and weekends free for homework and personal activities 

May 12- Class 9am-12pm

May 13-14- Free weekend 

May 15-19- Class each week day 9am-12pm 

May 20-21- Free weekend 

May 22-26-Class each week day 9am-12pm 

May 27-28-Free weekend 

May -30-31- Final classes

June 1- Students free to leave 

Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for ECE 30010

Students must check with their academic advisor as to how this course can be used in their plan of study. 



Open to all engineering students who have reached at least sophomore status prior to departure.  Pre req:  Must have successfully completed Linear Algebra.  No students on academic probation will be considered. 

Also open to MGMT, AG, Science/Technology, and other related majors.  

*Please note that while Purdue does not require vaccination against COVID-19, the travel provider, CEA does require particpants to be fully vaccinated.  

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated program price is $4,600 which includes:  all housing, airport pick up, all cultural and course excursions on the itinerary, academic credits, and international health insurance.  

Addtional expenses:  Flight, passport, visa (if needed, no for US citizens), meals, personal excursions and personal spending money. 

*Students will be housed in shared apartments with kitchens.  Students can make their own meals if desired. 

Purdue Moves scholarships available.  Please see the Finanical Resources tab on the Study Abroad website. 

Application Deadline

20 spots available.  Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.