I am Mingkun Gao, a first year PhD student of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My paper was accepted to the IUI 2016 Student Consortium and I was a student volunteer of IUI 2016. In IUI 2016, I did a poster madness presentation, poster presentation and a student consortium oral presentation. These presentation opportunities are really precious and I learn a lot about how to do presentation in public. As a volunteer of the conference, I really enjoy the feeling of serving other people and making the conference running smoothly. During the conference, I attended many interesting talks, which broadened my views in the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) area. I met with many researchers in HCI and AI fields (including my Student Consortium mentor: Liang Gou) in several social events, such as the conference banquet and poster presentation session. They gave me lots of feedbacks and suggestions to my research. Talking with those experienced researchers really help me to better figure out my research proposal. I like the conference of IUI and IUI 2016 provide me with a good opportunity to know the researcher who shares similar research interest with me. The experience at IUI 2016 is really unforgettable to me.
Other experiences from students funded by SIGAI travel grants.