ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

We promote and support the growth and application of AI principles and techniques throughout computing

The AAAI Doctoral Consortium put me in touch with several other PhD students, with whom I enjoyed conversations both on research and academia in general. From observing the others’ presentations, I got a better idea on how to properly present my research to people of different research backgrounds. Furthermore, we were taught (through trial-and-error) how to pitch a new research idea in a succinct, well-motivated way, which is vital in the academic world. In general, I felt the consortium was well organized; it was not just a long sequence of presentations, but it included a small workshop on pitching a research idea, and a panel session on academic careers. Kudos to the organizers.

Other experiences from students funded by SIGAI travel grants.