The goal of this project is to enhance the education of selected US graduate students in the research area of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. This will be realized by enabling them to attend the doctoral consortium of the 2014 Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Conference, which will include specially organized events for these students. An important focus of this conference is to improve student education in the field of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R). The PI and co-PIs are are highly visible in the KR&R community, and established researchers with a track record of successful student mentoring. The conference organization and governance includes many prominent researchers in the area. The conference will help nurture the next generation of KR&R researchers by enabling students to meet senior researchers at the conference and take part in face-to-face discussions with them. The proposed activity furthers technological advancement in the emerging area of KR&R, which is currently seeing substantial industrial interest. Supporting the educational mission of the conference will bring long-term benefits both to industry and academia. This year particular attention to diversity and inclusion will be paid, by implementing actions to attract students from groups underrepresented in the conference. In later section we will elaborate on the planned specific actions.
|Effective start/end date||6/15/14 → 5/31/16|
- National Science Foundation (NSF): $15,000.00