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!
AI Open House
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.
Opportunities: We are looking for researchers who are interested in showcasing their work at the open house to the general public. If you are interested, please fill out the Solicitation for AAAI-15 Open House Presentations form.
Tutorials: From Textbook Knowledge to Novel Research
We hope to see several tutorials that will help new graduates students and other interested researchers go deeper in a field of research. These could include competition tutorials that help newcomers compete in an ongoing competition. Tutorials that teach a core area within AI are also encouraged, particularly focusing on how participants can be brought from textbook knowledge of an area to the current state-of-art in research.
Opportunities: If you want to help bring new researchers into your field, consider proposing such a tutorial for your area of research! See the Tutorial Call for 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.
Easily Accessible Papers
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.
Opportunities: If you feel that your work qualifies as easily accessible, you can flag it during the submission process. More information can be found on the AAAI-15 Easily Accessible Papers webpage.
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</li>
- Lunch with an AAAI Fellow
- Women's Mentoring Lunch
- AAAI Newcomers' Lunch
- Student Travel Coordination
- 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)