The Winner of SAIS best AI Master's Thesis Award 2008

We are happy to announce that the winner of the Swedish AI Society's prize for best AI Master's Thesis 2008 is Malin Aktius, Chalmers University of Technology. The title of the thesis is "Modeling Hydra Behavior Using Methods Founded in Behavior-Based Robotics" and the supervisor was Mats Nordahl, Chalmers University of Technology.

The motivation is: For using AI techniques to make a biological adequate model of the behavior of the Hydra in accordance with existing quantitative data about the properties of the animal.

The submitted theses were read and evaluated by a group of expert reviewers. A combination of four criteria were used to determine the winner: maturity of content, scientific value, writing style, and relevance of the content to the AI area. All submitted theses were of very high quality but the chosen thesis stood out when evaluating all criteria.

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