AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium History
Compiled by Marie desJardins and Kiri Wagstaff

The AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium has been held annually in conjunction with the AAAI and IJCAI conferences since its inception in 1996. We are very grateful for the support we have received over the years from NSF, Microsoft, Google, and our other supporters and sponsors. In 15 years, 221 students from 104 universities have been invited to participate in the Doctoral Consortium, receiving feedback from senior researchers, having the opportunity to meet and network with other students, and attending panels and presentations on topics ranging from "how to do research" to career options.

The information on this page is based on a variety of sources, and was originally compiled in July 2010. Some of the information may be incomplete or incorrect. Please contact Marie desJardins with corrections and updates.

2010

Fifteenth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-12, 2010

Chris Brooks (Chair), University of San Francisco (DC '01)
Brad Clement (Co-Chair), Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mentors

Participants

2009

Fourteenth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Pasadena, California, July 12-13, 2009

Scott Wallace (Chair), Washington State University Vancouver
Chris Brooks (Co-Chair), University of San Francisco (DC '01)

Mentors

Participants

2008

Thirteenth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Chicago, Illinois, July 13-14, 2008

Colleen van Lent (Chair), California State University Long Beach (DC '01)
Scott Wallace (Co-Chair), Washington State University Vancouver

Mentors

Participants

2007

Twelfth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 22-23, 2007

Terran Lane (Chair), University of New Mexico
Colleen van Lent (Co-Chair), California State University Long Beach (DC '01)

Mentors

Participants

2006

Eleventh SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Boston, Massachusetts, July 16-17, 2006

Kiri Wagstaff (Chair), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (DC '00)
Terran Lane (Co-Chair), University of New Mexico

Mentors

Participants (Oral Presentations)

Participants (Poster Presentations)

2005

Tenth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 2004

Kiri Wagstaff (Chair), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (DC '00)
Rob St. Amant (Co-chair), North Carolina State University

Mentors

Participants

2004

Ninth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
San Jose, California, July 2004

Rob St. Amant (Chair), North Carolina State University
Marie desJardins (Co-chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mentors

Participants

2003

Eighth 2003 SIGART/AAAI/IJCAI Doctoral Consortium
Acapulco, Mexico, August 10-11, 2003

Marie desJardins (Chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County
Rob St. Amant (Co-chair), North Carolina State University

Mentors

Participants

2002

Seventh 2002 SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 28-29, 2002

Marie desJardins (Chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Participants

2001

Sixth 2001 SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Seattle, Washington, August 2001

Marie Bienkowski (Chair), SRI International
Marie desJardins (Co-chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Participants

2000

Fifth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Austin, Texas, August 2000

Marie Bienkowski (Chair), SRI International

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Participants

1999

Fourth SIGART/AAAI-99 Doctoral Consortium [Conference review]
Orlando, Florida, July 18-19, 1999

Janyce M. Wiebe (Chair), New Mexico State University

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Participants

1998

Third SIGART/AAAI-98 Doctoral Consortium
Madison, Wisconsin, July 26-27, 1998

Janyce Wiebe (Chair), New Mexico State University

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Participants

1997

Second SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Providence, Rhode Island, July 28, 1997

Vibhu O. Mittal (Co-Chair), University of Pittsburgh
Loren G. Terveen (Co-Chair), AT&T Research

Mentors (partial, unvalidated list)

  1. Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute
  2. Rob Holte, University of Alberta
  3. Bruce Porter, University of Texas--Austin

Participants (partial list)

1996

First SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium
Portland, Oregon, August 1996

Vibhu O. Mittal (Co-Chair), University of Pittsburgh
Loren G. Terveen (Co-Chair), AT&T Research

Mentors (partial, unvalidated list)

  1. Bruce Buchanan, University of Pittsburgh
  2. Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute
  3. Barbara Grosz, Harvard University
  4. Rob Holte, University of Alberta
  5. Nils Nilsson, Stanford University
  6. Bruce Porter, University of Texas--Austin

Participants