Doctoral Consortium (DC)

The DC provides an opportunity for Starting Researchers to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI, to do networking with other participants, and to receive mentoring about career planning and career options.It includes two main sessions:

  • Training (August 29). The focus will be in training transversal and communication skills. Participants will learn how to present their work in oral presentations with emphasis in the practical case of a scientific elevator pitch for both academy and industry.
    This session will be chaired by Martin Holm Mortensen, Senior Project Manager at FundingBox Research; Master of Science in European & International Politics from The University of Edinburgh and Ba. in Public Administration from Roskilde University. 20 years of experience in startup management as a founder, c-level manager and on the Board of startups like ComputerPeople (Nordics), CapaSystems (USA + Denmark), CopenhagenDowntown (Denmark) and Clippingpath.com (UK + Bangladesh). During the last 7 years Martin has changed focus towards helping startups with commercialization, sales and investments externally as a Project Manager, Consultant and Investment Manager in some of Europa’s best accelerators and growth projects like the Fundingbox lead EU program “IMPACT Growth”, the Nordic accelerator “Accelerace Management” and the UK accelerator “NBG” in Nottingham.
  • Mentoring for Starting AI Researchers (August 30). This session is addressed to DC participants without a PhD yet. The mentoring session is aimed at dissemination of the ongoing research developed by Starting Researchers. In practice, participants are expected to present and leverage their work to the AI community (i.e., their peers and senior AI researchers) and to receive feedback from elder researchers as well as guidance on future research directions. The best presentations will be awarded.

It is worth noting that afternoon of August 29 and morning of August 30, DC participants are free either to work on their presentations for the EP4SR contest or to attend ECAI tutorials or other MC4SR event. In particular, DC participants are encouraged to attend STAIRS. In addition, there will be Meeting with a Fellow (Monday 31, Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3). Of course, DC participants are encouraged to apply for being involved in these meetings. Moreover, there will be a Job Fair (Wednesday 2) in which DC participants are encouraged to take part too. Detailed Program is available here.