AAAI-15 Student Programs
The Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
January 25–30, 2015, Austin, Texas USA
The organizers of AAAI-15 have made it a priority to make this event particularly student friendly by arranging a number of activities for students attending the event. Many of these activities are open to broader audiences, and so they are also a good way for anyone to expand their knowledge of AI. There are many new and novel opportunities for both students and researchers. We highlight several below along with opportunities to be involved, with more information posted off site.
Plan now to involve your students in AAAI-15!
On Monday, January 26, we will be hosting an AI open house for high-school students in the Austin area, the general public, graduate and undergraduate students, and established AI researchers. We plan to showcase the latest work in many areas of AI, so be sure to arrive in time to participate.
Tutorials: From Textbook Knowledge to Novel Research
AAAI features a number of tutorials that are very well suited for students who are new to the PhD program or new to AI research in general. For example, there is a tutorial on "How to Be a PhD Student" as well as a number of tutorials that focus on bringing participants with textbook knowledge of an area to the current state-of-the-art in research in that area. See the list of tutorials or more information.
Breakfast with Champions: A Women's Mentoring Event
AAAI is holding an inaugural women's mentoring event for women students to meet with senior women in computer science and/or artificial intelligence. Breakfast with Champions will be Wednesday morning, January 28, 2015. This event follows on the successful footsteps of the Doctoral Consortium mentoring program. If you are a female student who is interested in joining us, please apply by checking the box on the registration form. Attendance is limited to the first 30 applicants. There is a $10 registration fee for attendees to help cover a portion of the event costs. If this fee would prevent you from attending, please contact the organizers directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A conference like AAAI can be daunting for new researchers, who may not have enough background to understand many of the research talks. This year we will give special recognition to "Easily Accessible Papers." These are papers that are deemed to be well-accessible to researches and students with only a basic knowledge of a given research area. Easily accessible paper authors will also be available at the end of the day in which they present to meet and discuss their research with interested attendees. These discussions are open to anyone with interest, but are intended to help expose the research process to students new to research.
Other Student Activities
Many other activities are being planned specifically for student involvement. These include the following:
- AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium Call for Applications
- Student Abstract and Poster Program
- Lunch with an AAAI Fellow
- AAAI Newcomers' Lunch
- Student Roommate Pairing Service
- Student Social Activities
- Student Volunteer Program
Additionally, there will be a colocated ACM SIGAI Early Career Research Networking Event, which might be of interest. Information about student activities is being maintained at the AAAI 2015 Student Activities page. We look forward to seeing you and/or your students at AAAI-15!
General Student Activities Cochairs
William Yeoh (New Mexico State University, USA)
Nathan Sturtevant (University of Denver, USA)