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This honor was announced at the recent AAAI-16 Conference in Phoenix. Senior Member status is designed to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence. To be eligible for nomination for Senior Member, candidates must be consecutive members of AAAI for at least five years and have been active in the professional arena for at least ten years. Tom Dietterich, AAAI President, Manuela Veloso, AAAI Past President and Awards Committee Chair, and Rao Kambhampati, AAAI President-Elect, presented the AAAI Awards in February at AAAI-16 in Phoenix. The 2016 AAAI Classic Paper Award was given to the authors of the two papers deemed most influential from the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.



ACM SIGKDD Calls for Nominations for Top Awards in Data Science, Data Mining Awards

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ACM SIGKDD, ACM's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), is the premier global professional organization for researchers and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of knowledge discovery and data mining. The nomination deadline is April 30, 2017. The nomination deadline is May 1, 2017. The contributions must have significantly influenced the direction of research and development of the field or transferred to practice in significant and innovative ways and/or enabled the development of commercial systems. Services recognized include significant contributions to the activities of professional KDD societies and conferences, educating students, researchers and practitioners, funding R&D activities, professional volunteer services in disseminating technical information to the field, and contributions to society at large through applications of KDD concepts to improve global medical care, education, disaster/crisis management, environment, etc. Nomination are due May 12, 2017.


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AAAI-17 Has Moved in Time and Place! We are delighted to announce that AAAI-17 will be held February 4-9 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square! AAAI-17 program cochairs Shaul Markovitch and Satinder Singh will continue the traditions of past years with a strong technical program, including three special tracks, as well as rich outreach programs for students, women, and sister conferences. Special technical tracks will include cognitive systems, computational sustainability, and integrated systems. For complete details on the technical program, and the call for papers, please see www.aaai.org/aaai17.php. San Francisco is full of delights for every visitor.