SIGAI - Artificial Intelligence
Annual Award for Excellence in Autonomous Agent Research
This award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and will be granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field. There is a $1,000 prize.
AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award
Recognizes superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in artificial intelligence. Presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in the form of a certificate. Registration, lodging, and travel expenses of the winner are reimbursed. Up to two Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded. The registration, lodging, and travel expenses for Honorable Mention awardees are partially reimbursed.
ACM SIGAI Industry Award for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence
Given annually to individuals or teams who created AI applications in recent years in ways that demonstrate the power of AI techniques. The award includes a plaque and a $5,000 honorarium.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems, including networking, operating systems, real-time systems, databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware domains. Keynotes will be delivered by Jordi Cenzano, Director of Engineering for Advanced Technologies at Brightcove; Weidong Mao Senior Fellow at Comcast Cable; and Nimesha Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor and Director of the Multisensory Interactive Media Lab at University of Maine.