Funding is still available
Researchers at the University of Alberta in any discipline are invited to propose projects, grant preparation ideas, and big question events for funding support from AI4Society.
Video Game Studies in conversation with our Japanese friends at Ritsumeikan
Are you interested in developing research collaborations around game studies with Japanese colleagues? Join us for short presentations and a conversation about video games research and the intersection with AI research. We will have presenters in person and online from both UofA and Ritsumeikan sharing their projects, knowledge, and vision on new game ideas. How can games positively impact physical health, mental health through playful innovation? Time will be set aside to discuss opportunities for international collaboration and future meetings.
Just few days from now. Join us online on October 19th!
Read here an overview of this great event we helped organize written by the UNESCO.
Did you know you can still visit our Gather Town map and access the more than 30 presenters we hosted? visit and navigate here
Reverse EXPO is back for a special Fall edition
The 2022 Reverse EXPO will be on Oct 20 (Thursday) afternoon, at Amii's building downtown.
If you are new to the Reverse EXPO, it is an academic event created by the CS department a few years back to offer graduate students an opportunity to present their work to other students and faculty across campus and to guests from outside the university. The format is a poster session where each student can present their work. Demos are possible, but students need to coordinate with us (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com).
We strongly encourage all graduate students to present their recent research (for their thesis or for a course). It is OK to reuse a poster from a recent presentation/conference. Finally, posters reflecting group work are also welcome. Of course, all graduate students are welcome to attend even if they don't have a poster to present.
The Reverse EXPO was held a few times in person up until 2020, and as an on-line only event last year. We plan to have it again, next year, at the "regular" time -- the week before the February break.
Most out-of-campus guests are from companies and
government, and come wanting to meet students with future internships or jobs in mind, and to talk to faculty about potential collaborations.
At the moment, everyone can register as an attendee through https://www.amiitechaid.com/.
The form for submitting posters will be up soon and announced here.
Society, Culture and Technology
Game Research in Ritsumeikan and UoA: NOW and BEYOND
October 19th, 2022 | Online
Are you interested in developing research collaborations around game studies with Japanese colleagues? Join us for short presentations and a conversation about video games research and the intersection with AI research. We will have presenters in person and online from both UofA and Ritsumeikan sharing their projects, knowledge, and vision on new game ideas.
UoA professors: funding opportunities with MITACS
Are you developing large-scale research, education, and training
collaborations like Mitacs funding?
Mitacs can fund your entire research program (up to 5 years+) through a tailored funding model approach with eligible cash-match partners that can support all your students on single (or multiple) applications, where applicable. An application can have multi-students (named and unnamed spots), multi-professor, multi-academic institution and/or multi-partners.
Globalink Research Award Thematic Call
The call for applications is now open!
Mitacs is pleased to launch another thematic call in cooperation with several of our international partners. This is a competitive call for applications to our Mitacs Globalink Research Award program in all areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities.
Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Eligibility criteria may vary between participating international partners.
The themes include but are not limited to the list below. Please note that there is a great deal of scope under the open theme social and scientific innovation, all kind of projects can be submitted under that specific theme:
- Advanced computing (AI and Quantum technologies)
- Clean technologies
- Global Health
- Open theme: Social and scientific innovation
Professors can submit projects by November 25, 2022, at 5p.m. PT.
NRC and CSIRO AI4D PhD Training Opportunity Backgrounder
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are developing key initiatives to enable AI assisted scientific discovery. The convergence of high performance computing, large scale data availability, and robustness in AI approaches, including deep learning will enable AI-leveraged discovery and design. AI provides a mechanism to create better models and representation of reality that can
be used to accelerate simulation-based design approaches and this can vastly improve research productivity.
NRC launched the AI4D Challenge Program in 2019 focusing on core AI capability development for faster, real world aligned simulations; understandable models and design and better search of design spaces. The AI4D Challenge program focuses on use cases along three vertical application areas, deep materials science, biological systems and photonics.
CSIRO is Australia’s national Science body. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO’s AI4Design portfolio was started in 2022, and seeks to empower next-generation Australian industry through a combination of reality-coupled models, ML, and advanced AI-based computational design algorithms.
Any UofAlberta community member (faculty, researcher, or student) interested in any and all aspects of Artificial Intelligence!
- To stay informed about AI-related funding opportunities and events (research grants, internships, competitions, ...)
- To access AI4Society support for research and teaching initiatives
- To profile your research and to collaborate with other community members, through our Forum.
Send an email with a brief description of your affiliation, interests, and activities related to artificial intelligence to firstname.lastname@example.org.