The SAIS AI Master’s Thesis Award 2013 – Call for nominations

In order to stimulate work in the area of artificial intelligence at
the undergraduate level of education, SAIS has created a special
yearly award for the best Master’s thesis (examensarbete) in the area
of artificial intelligence. The winner will be awarded travel funds of
5000SEK, and is in addition expected to attend the SCAI 2013 conference
to present the winning contribution (travel, hotel and registration paid by SAIS).

To nominate a Master’s Thesis for the award, the following rules apply:

  • The thesis is in one of the main areas of artificial intelligence research.
  • The thesis has been presented officially during the period of  January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.
  • An electronic copy of the thesis (PDF or Postscript) and a short written motivation by the official examiner or primary supervisor should be sent to the secretary of SAIS, Eva Blomqvist (evabl444<snabela> – include the terms “SAIS” and “Master’s Thesis award” in the subject line), no later than February 28, 2013.  The nomination should include a short motivation why the thesis should be selected as the winner and state its contributions to AI.
  • The nominating person must be a member of SAIS.
  • Only one thesis nomination per nominating person is permitted.

The SAIS board will review the nominated Master’s theses and determine
a winner based on factors such as novelty, thoroughness, readability,
scientific value and relevance to artificial intelligence both with
respect to research and to potential applications. The decision by the
SAIS board will be final. The selected winner will be announced latest in early
June, and the prize will be awarded during the SCAI conference in Aalborg,
November 20-22 2013, where the winner will be expected to give a short
presentation about their work.

Fredrik Heintz – President of SAIS
Eva Blomqvist – Secretary of SAIS

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