AAAI-16 Student Programs
February 12–17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
AAAI-16 invites submissions to the student abstract and poster program. The goal of this program is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field. The program is open to all students at the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral levels. Nonstudent advisors or collaborators should be acknowledged appropriately, as coauthors or otherwise. However, students are requested to honor the spirit of the program by submitting only work for which they are primary investigators.
The organizers of AAAI-16 are continuing the strong student outreach program developed in 2015 — in particular, making AAAI-16 student friendly by arranging a number of activities for students attending the conference. 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 opportunities for both students and researchers to be involved. We have highlight several below.
Plan now to involve your students in AAAI-16!
On Saturday, February 13, we will be hosting an AI open house for high-school students in the Phoenix 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.
Call for Companies, Research Organizations and Universities to Participate — The inaugural AAAI/ACM SIGAI job fair at AAAI-15 drew many participants, and we are happy to continue it at AAAI-16. The AAAI/ACM SIGAI job fair will be held during AAAI-16, on Sunday, February 14 at 6:10 PM at the Phoenix Convention Center, and is a place for students and professionals looking for internships or jobs to meet with representatives from companies and academia in an informal "meet-and-greet" atmosphere. In the beginning of the event, one representative from each organization has the opportunity to introduce the organization and its job opening(s) for about 1 minute. Afterward, all attendees have a chance to mingle.
If you are representing a company, research organization or university and would like to participate in the job fair, please send an email with your contact information to email@example.com by January 20. You are welcome to participate in the job fair even without prior reservation but we will be able to help you advertise your job openings better if we hear from you by the deadline. Participation is free. The organizers of the AAAI/ACM SIGAI Job Fair are Sanmay Das (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sven Koenig (email@example.com).
AAAI and ACM SIGAI are pleased to continue the electronic job bulletin board at AAAI-16. Companies with job opportunities, as well as job seekers, will provide ads to populate an ongoing kiosk display. Opportunities to meet with job seekers will be arranged dynamically or through employer-sponsored events.
AAAI will feature a number of tutorials that are very well suited for students who are new to a PhD program or new to AI research in general. In particular, there will be a special mentoring tutorial specifically designed for PhD students.
The presenters of the following tutorials are putting particular work into making their tutorials accessible to students with limited backgrounds in AI. Each of these will take place during separate time slots over the two days of tutorials.
- SA4:How to Automatically Machine Read the Web (Estevam Rafael Hruschka Junior)
- FA1: CP-Nets (Thomas E. Allen, Judy Goldsmith, Francesca Rossi)
- FP4:Deep Learning: from Foundations to Implementation (Reza Borhani, Jeremy Watt, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos)
- SP1: Algorithm Configuration: A Hands on Tutorial (Frank Hutter, Marius Lindauer)
AAAI is holding the second annual women's mentoring event for women students to meet with senior women in computer science and/or artificial intelligence. Breakfast with Champions is tentatively scheduled for Monday morning, February 15, 2016. 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 (available in November). 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Additional information will be posted at the AAAI 2016 Student Activities Page as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you and/or your students at AAAI-16!
General Student Activities Cochairs
Sriraam Natarajan (Indiana University, USA
Nathan Sturtevant (University of Denver, USA)
William Yeoh (New Mexico State University, USA)
AAAI-16 Call for Papers
Special Track on Cognitive Systems
Special Track on Computational Sustainability
Special Track on Integrated AI Capabilities
IAAI-16 Call for Papers
EAAI Symposium Call
Student Abstract Call
Tutorial Forum Call
DC Call for Applications
Senior Member Track Call