Some prospective NTNU students visited our lab today, to get a glimpse of the projects we are doing. The students were from the second and third grade of various gymnasiums. See them marveling at our swarm robots below.
Jean-Marc Montainer, who recently joined our research group as a postdoctoral researcher, presented his doctoral research and plans for further research at today’s Gemini Centre lecture.
Friday March 15th Jean-Marc Montanier will give a guest lecture as part of the Gemini Centre Lecture Series. Jean-Marc completed his PhD recently and has now started a post.doc in the AI group under the ERCIM scheme.
The talk will be held from 11.15 to 12 in 454, IT-Vest. However please arrive early so that everyone has time to help themselves to coffee and cake before the lecture begins. More information about the talk below.
Request for Proposals to Host the Joint IJCAI/ECAI 2018
International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) hereby invite proposals to host the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18) joined with 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-18), which will be held in July or August 2018. These proposals will be evaluated by the IJCAI and ECCAI. Draft proposals are due by July 1, 2013. A small number of finalists will be asked to prepare final proposals. The final selection of the IJCAI/ECAI 2018 site will be made at the ECAI-2014 in Prague, Czech Republic 2014.
More information is found at http://ijcai.org/Call_for_Proposals_2018.php.
This is not strictly related to Artificial Intelligence, but impressive enough to still warrant a mention on this site. Axel Tidemann, our colleague at the Intelligent Systems group at IDI, NTNU, served as Margaret Bergers drummer during this weekends’ national finals in Melodi Grand Prix.
This means he and Margaret will be performing at the semi final (and hopefully the final) of Eurovision 2013 in Malmö in May. You can watch their performance in the Norwegian final below.
As this is an AI blog, this post is a good opportunity to mention Axel’s PhD studying how robots can learn from humans by imitation, with a drumming robot as the main application. It is available here.
Today, Ole Johan Andersen, presented his master project for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
SCAI 2013, the 12th Scandinavian AI Conference, will take be held at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, 20th to 22nd of November.
The conference gathers AI researchers from the Nordic countries and also attracts a wider international audience.
Watch their site for more information as the conference date approaches.
As a cooperation between the GEMINI Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence’s lecture series and the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Society, this Friday, November 30th, we are happy to invite you to a talk about BigData in Telenor.
Børge Svingen, team lead for analytics at Comoyo will talk about work on BigData in Telenor.
The talk will take place at ITV454 at the Department of Computer and Information Science from 11.15 to 12.00, Friday, November 30th.
Anders Kofod-Petersen was featured on Norwegian national broadcaster NRKs popular scientific program Schrödingers Katt last night. There, he discussed intelligent traffic lights, and how they can make traffic and pedestrians flow more optimally. Watch it here (the clip begins about 20 minutes into the show).
The submission deadline for ICES 2013 (IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems) is coming up on the 23rd of November. Professor Pauline Haddow at the Intelligent Systems Group, IDI, is a co-chair of the conference. Those of you interested in evolvable hardware and related topics can find more information here: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/epnsugan/index_files/SSCI2013/ICES2013.htm