2016 AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium, February 12–13, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2016 AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium, February 12–13, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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This is a simple page to provide basic information about the 2016 Doctoral Consortium at AAAI 2016.

Last update at 11-27-2018 @ 10:47 PM (EST), information current as of then.

Preliminary Program

This program is preliminary and is likely to be updated several times before the DC. Please check back to ensure you have the latest version.

Location: 211A/B on the 2nd level of the Phoenix Convention Center. This is the West Building, the section closest to the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, on Second Street

The names shown are in order of Student Participant (Mentor).

Friday 12 February 2016

09:00 - 09:40: Introduction
09:40 - 10:20: "Affective Computing of Image Emotion Perceptions" Sicheng Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology (Dave Roberts, North Carolina State U.)

10:20-10:40: Break

10:40 - 11:20: "Apprenticeship Scheduling for Human-Robot Teams" Matthew Gombolay, MIT (Mark Roberts, NRC/NRL)
11:20 - 12:00: "Analogical Generalization of Linguistic Constructions" Clifton McFate, Northwestern U. (Laura Hiatt, Naval Research Laboratory)

12:00 - 12:40: Lunch (For DC students and mentors only)

12:40 - 13:20: "Writing stories with help from Recurrent Neural Networks" Melissa Roemmele, U. Southern California (Mark Riedl, Georgia Tech.)
13:20 - 14:00: "Multi-Modal Learning over User-Contributed Content from Cross-Domain Social Media" Wen-Yu Lee, National Taiwan U. (Jingrui He, Arizona State U.)

14:00 - 14:20: Break

14:20 - 15:00: "Machine Learning Methods for Computational Psychology" Sarah Brown, Northeastern U. (Sven Koenig, U. Southern California)
15:00 - 15:40: "Robust Classification under Covariate Shift with Application to Active Learning" Anqi Liu, U. Illinois, Chicago (Kiri Wagstaff, JPL/CalTech)

15:40 - 16:00: Break

16:00 - 16:40: "Privacy Management in Agent-Based Social Networks" Nadin Kokciyan, Bogazici U. (Francesca Rossi, U. Padua)

16:40 - 17:00: Free Time

17:00 - 18:00: Careers Panel (open to all AAAI student attendees)
                       Panelists: Henry Kautz, Francesca Rossi, Laura Hiatt, and Ugur Kuter

18:00-20:00: AAAI Student Activity in the Atrium Lobby and Arcade (19:00 DC students depart for dinner)

19:30: DC Dinner:

Location: bliss/rebar
901 North 4th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Reservation made under "David Roberts"
The restaurant is 0.7 miles (~15min walk) from the convention center. We will walk over there as a group.

Saturday 13 February 2016

09:00 - 09:40: "Robust Learning from Demonstration Techniques and Tools" William Curran, Oregon State U. (George Konidaris, Duke U.)
09:40 - 10:20: "Estimating Text Intelligibility via Information Packaging Analysis" Junyi Jessy Li, U. Pennsylvania (Mausam, IIT Delhi &  U. Washington)

10:20-10:40: Break

10:40 - 11:20: "Integrating Planning and Recognition to Close the Interaction Loop" Richard Freedman, U. Massachusetts, Amherst (Henry Kautz, U. Rochester)
11:20 - 12:00: "Adapting Plans through Communication with Unknown Teammates" Trevor Sarratt, U. California, Santa Cruz (Milind Tambe, U. Southern California)

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch (For DC participants only)

13:00 - 13:40: "Interactive Learning and Analogical Chaining for Moral and Commonsense Reasoning" Joseph Blass, Northwestern U. (Matthias Scheutz, Tufts U.)
13:40 - 14:20: "Scaling-up MAP and Marginal MAP Inference in Markov Logic" Somdeb Sarkhel, University of Texas, Dallas (Stefano Ermon, Stanford U.)

14:20 - 14:40: Break

14:40 - 15:20: "Architectural Mechanisms for Situated Natural Language Understanding in Uncertain and Open Worlds" Tom Williams, Tufts U. (Cynthia Matuszek, UMBC)
15:20 - 16:00: "Unsupervised Learning of HTNs in Complex Adversarial Domains" Michael Leece, U. California, Santa Cruz (Ugur Kuter, SIFT)

16:00 - 16:20: Break

16:20 - 17:00: "Pragmatics Aware Querying in Heterogeneous Knowledge Graphs" Amar Viswanathan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Mentor: Héctor Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University)

17:00 - 18:00: Invited Talk: Héctor Muñoz-Avila (Lehigh University &  NSF)

18:00: Close of DC

Sunday 14 February 2016

16:00-18:00: Poster setup (West 301B/C, 3rd Level of Phoenix Convention Center)
18:30-20:30: AAAI-16 Poster Session (DC, EAAI, AAAI-16 technical posters and demos)


Program Committee

We are most grateful to assistance from the Program Committee for reviewing submissions.

Your Presentation

Poster Presentation

Note: this information is subject to change.

The AAAI-16 Poster/Demo Session will include Doctoral Consortium posters, Technical Paper posters, and demos on Sunday, February 14 from 18:30 - 20:30.

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: