AAAI-17 Doctoral Consortium Supplementary Web Site

Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square | Room: 24 | 333 O'Farrell St | San Francisco, CA (USA)
4-5 February 2017

Description | Invited Speakers and Events | Agenda | Organizers | PC | Mentor List | Oral Presentation | Poster Presentation | Tips | FAQ | News


The Twenty-Second AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium (DC) will provide a group of PhD students with the opportunity to present, discuss, and explore their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI. Its objectives are to (1) provide a setting for feedback on participants' current research and guidance on future research directions, (2) develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research, (3) support a new generation of researchers by offering advice about academic, research, industrial, and nontraditional career paths, and (4) contribute to the overall conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.

For additional information (e.g., on application procedures, dates) please see the AAAI-17 DC Call for Applications. Drafts of the DC agenda will be posted here when they become available.

Invited Speakers and Events

In addition to hosting student presentations, the DC will host presentations by an invited speaker (a senior member of the AI research community) and a Careers Panel of experts, all of whom will be asked to share their experiences and lessons with the DC students/audience. We are delighted that they can participate in the AAAI-17 DC!

Invited Speaker: Professor Marie desJardins (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) (Slides)

Careers Panel Members:


AAAI-17 Agenda


Program Committee

We thank our outstanding PC for their fantastic help with reviewing the DC applications!

Mentor List

The AAAI-17 DC Call for Applications asks applicants to list up to 5 potential mentors (please do so!) in their application, and that this page will include some people who are willing to serve as mentors (i.e., this list). Applicants are welcome to include anyone from this list, but other AI researchers and practitioners are also welcome. (A good mentor is someone who (1) is an experienced AI researcher/practitioner, (2) has not already had substantial interaction with the applicant (e.g., is not on their dissertation committee, is not located at their academic institution, and has not been a co-author), and (3) is willing to serve as a mentor and could attend AAAI-17. Please see our FAQ below for more information.)

The following is the list of (absolutely wonderful!) senior AI researchers who will mentor one or more of the AAAI-17 DC presenters.

Oral Presentation

Poster Presentation

AAAI-17 will hold multiple poster sessions. The poster session to be held on Monday, 6 February 2017 (06:30-08:30pm) will include Doctoral Consortium posters. Please prepare to give a poster of your presentation at that time.

Here are the guidelines for the session:

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your poster presentation.

Tips from Past Participants

Here are some suggestions from DC students in previous years: